Sachin threatened Ganguly to end his career
Sachin Tendulkar is regarded one of the greatest batsmen to have played the game after the inception of cricket. For his outstanding batting capabilities, he is widely regarded as the ‘God of Cricket’.
He is still the highest run-scorer in Tests as well as ODIs. Besides he is the only batsman in the world who have reached 100 centuries milestone.
Although Sachin was a great batsman, but he wasn’t suited as a captain. While leading the Indian team, he won only 27 matches out of 98 matches, which stands only 28 as a percentage. Among the matches which Sachin lost as a captain, the worst one was 1997 Test against West Indies, which India lost by 38 runs while chasing 120 only.
Before the end of day 3, India were 2/0. Sachin was very confident of winning the match. He also booked a party in a restaurant out of that confident. But things didn’t went well as Curtly Ambrose and Ian Bishop wreaked havoc on Indian batting line up. In fact, the Indian team was eventually bowled out for a paltry 81 and lost the match.
Indian journalist Vikrant Gupta was present there at that time and he revealed the aftermath of the match in the dressing room, on Saturday.
Gupta revealed that Sourav Ganguly came to Tendulkar’s room to console him for the loss. Then Sachin told Ganguly to go for preparing morning exercise. But Ganguly didn’t appear in the exercise, Sachin wasn’t happy about it and threatened Sourav to end his career.
“Sachin gave a lesson to all the players in the dressing room, doubting himself on his abilities after the two-Test series. Sourav Ganguly, who was new to the team, went up to console the skipper. When he walked up to Sachin, the then captain told him to get ready for the next day’s morning run.”
“Ganguly did not turn up for it, and that is when Sachin threatened him that he will send him back home and end his career,” Gupta Said on a YouTube video for SportsTak.