It is first time in all of our lives that we have been given so much of time that we can sit back and think of all those moments that have given us true joy. Similarly, former India captain Sourav Ganguly opened up about the time that made him feel really happy. In an online lecture, the former skipper spoke of those moments.
Ganguly, who is also affectionately known as ‘Dada’ said that for him the biggest day in cricket was when Mahendra Singh Dhoni led team triumphed the 2011 World Cup. The point that gives him the biggest joy was that there had been several players who were part of the team in 2003 World Cup under in his captaincy and reached the finals. And, finally they got to lift the long awaited trophy.
“For me, the biggest day was when India won the World Cup in 2011. The great MS Dhoni…that shot, that six off the last ball will remain in Indian cricket history forever and what a moment it was,” Ganguly stated in an online video lecture for Unacademy.
“I remember I was at the Wankhede Stadium that night and I came down from the commentary box to watch Dhoni and the team go around the ground. In 2003 the team which I was the captain lost the final to Australia so I was so happy to see Dhoni have the opportunity to win that trophy.”
Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra and Harbhajan Singh were the few of those players who got to experience the breathtaking moment. Ganguly was proud to say that some of those players had debuted under him.
“That team had seven or eight players who started their careers under me. The likes of (Virender) Sehwag, Dhoni himself, Yuvraj (Singh), Zaheer (Khan), Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra. So I think that’s a legacy which I was extremely happy to leave behind as a captain. And that was my biggest legacy that I left a side which had the ability of winning at home and away from home,” Ganguly added