Nasser Hussain called me a 'Bus Driver' during 2002 NatWest Series Final: Mohammad Kaif

Mohammad Kaif was the 'Man of the Match' in India's nerve-wrecking 2-wicket victory in NatWest Series Final 2002.

Kaif played a match winning knock in the 2002 NatWest Series Finals |  Twitter

India batsman Mohammad Kaif is fairly active on social media and boasts more than half-a-million followers on both Facebook and Twitter. The 37-year-old often voices his opinion on different topics besides interacting with his fans through chat sessions.

On Tuesday (February 27), Kaif conducted a Question and Answer session by asking his followers to shoot questions at him by using the hashtag #AskKaif.

Amidst a number of interesting questions, one guy named ‘Vaibhav Yelegaonkar’ asked Kaif to recall the iconic 2002 NatWest Series Final against England and whether he was sledged in that particular match from the English players.

"@MohammadKaif Hi kaif, what you and Yuvi were talking during Natwest Final ? Was their any sledging from English players ?#AskKaif", the fan had enquired.

In reply, Kaif revealed that England skipper Nasser Hussain has a lot to say to him.

"Yes, Nasser Hussain actually called me a Bus driver :) was good to take them for a ride!" Kaif tweeted back.

The NatWest Series finals between India and England in 2002 is widely deemed as one of the greatest ODI matches. India registered a heart-wrecking 2-wicket victory in that match while chasing England’s mammoth target of 325.

At one point in time, the Men in Blue were tottering at 146 for 5 but the duo of Kaif and Yuvraj were on a different mission as the duo added 121-run for the sixth wicket to change the completion of the match. While Yuvi scored a blistering 63-ball 69, Kaif remained unbeaten on 75-ball 87 as India chased down the England total with 3 balls to spare.

By Salman Anjum - 28 Feb, 2018

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