Saqlain, referring to the 2005 incident, said- I used to consider Saurav arrogant earlier, but he is a great man
Saqlain said- Ganguly brought me coffee during the 2005 England tour and asked about knee surgery
Dainik BhaskarDec 26, 2019, 07:25 PM IST Sports Desk. Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq praised BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. Saqlain said on his YouTube channel, "I used to see Sourav as a barbarian, but one incident changed my thinking towards him. I salute him, he is a great man. ”Mushtaq, who invented“ another ”in off-spin bowling, also thanked the Sri Lankan team for coming to Pakistan. He also told Bangladesh that he came to Pakistan and played Test cricket.
Team India was on a tour of England in 2005. He faced Sussex County in a tour match. Saqlain was then playing county cricket with this team. However, he was not part of the team in this match as he had undergone both knee surgeries shortly before. Mushtaq said, "Sourav was not playing in this match. But I was playing. Our batting was going on. I was sitting in the balcony. Suddenly Sourav came from behind. Brought two mugs of coffee for myself and me. I was surprised. He asked about my knees. I was very depressed because of the surgery. We kept talking for about 40 minutes. "
My attitude towards Ganguly changed: Saqlanskalain said, "There are many clashes between players on the field. I also happened Later we are all friends. However, this never happened between me and Sourav. But, I did not know how his heart is or what kind of person he is. There was only hi-hello. But, in that forty minute meeting, he not only won the heart but also changed his mind. I felt ashamed of what I thought of this person. "
Ganguly also apologized
Saqlain further said, "I told Sourav that man forgive me. During the game, I used to think that there is a lot of attitude inside you, a man with swagger. Today you have won my heart and I respect you with my heart. I think there are good players, they are also good people. "