Sourav Ganguly always comes across as an inspirational leader and an aggressive player who always spoke his mind and wore the heart on his sleeves. On the other hand, Rahul Dravid was mostly known for his calm and composed nature on the field.
When they sat down together in the commentary box during a Test match between England and India, there was no love lost between the two.
Even though Dravid played most of his cricket under Dada’s captaincy but for a brief period, the roles were exchanged. Harsha Bhogle pinched on the numbers and Dravid pointed out that Sachin has more Test wickets than Ganguly. He also added that he felt at one point he under-bowled Ganguly.
The Prince knew his numbers well and hence shifted the focus on his miser economy. Dravid then came up with Sanjay Manjrekar’s analysis and said if Ganguly was a yard quicker, he could achieve more success as a bowler.
Dada sticked on to his territory and rubbished all the fitness talks by asking his former skipper, whom did he fall back to when all the spearheads and spinners were going for a leather hunt. Dravid was stumped as Ganguly went on to mention his exact figures of the game.
The vintage Sourav Ganguly was at his best when he countered Sanjay’s volleys by saying “I wish I was the President, I could have done a lot of things”. He also took a sarcastic pot-shot at Sachin by saying ” I wish I could bowl a bit of spin on those day 5 wickets”. It was one of the most entertaining commentary banter ever and Dada won the session hands down.