Whether you like him or don’t, there is no denying that Sourav Chandidas Ganguly was one of the greatest and most flamboyant cricketers to play for India. What marked the line of difference between him and the rest was, and is, his never-say-die attitude. Following his retirement from the game, he owned the commentary box like the King of Wits.
For those who have followed Dada closely, his frankness has always been very transparent in the media. As much as on the field, his swagger behind the mic too has been loved by all.
Here are 5 instances when Dada entertained us with his verbal and witty Dadagiri.
When he hit back at Nasser Hussain
Ganguly and Hussain were both legendary captains they shared an intense on-field rivalry. When Nasser Hussain mocked the unlikely possibility of the Indian Football Team playing in the FIFA World Cup, Dada hit back cleverly.
Nasser: "When can I see India in the FIFA World Cup?"
Ganguly: "If India had played football for 50 years, then we would have qualified for the finals at least once."
While the fortunes of Indian football in the global arena seem decayed, Nasser should not have forgotten that the owner of Atletico de Kolkata is as devoted to football as cricket.