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Saurav Ganguly: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

What he said: “They are offering me honorary membership, and rightly so.” Saurav Ganguly is insouciant about being offered honorary membership by the Marleybone Cricket Club (MCC) despite the disapproving eyebrows raised by his fellow commentator Nasser Hussain and traditionalists for his shirt-ripping stunt a few years ago at Lords. What he really meant: “It’s [...]

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21 Jul 2011, 16:43 IST
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Sourav Ganguly at the opening of the mascot of...

What he said:

“They are offering me honorary membership, and rightly so.”

Saurav Ganguly is insouciant about being offered honorary membership by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) despite the disapproving eyebrows raised by his fellow commentator Nasser Hussain and traditionalists for his shirt-ripping stunt a few years ago at Lords.

What he really meant:

“It’s not the old stuffy Lords anymore. These guys recognise South Asian cricketers nowadays. Ask Sunny Gavaskar, ask Kumara Sangakkara.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I’ll accept the honour bare-chested.”

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