"I will send you back home," when Sachin Tendulkar threatened to end Sourav Ganguly's career

Sachin Tendulkar was furious at Sourav Ganguly for not being obedient.

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India cricket great Sachin Tendulkar is one of the finest batsmen world has ever seen. But the role of a captain didn't suit the master blaster. His stats as a leader are evidence of how Tendulkar wasn't suited to be the captain. He could only lead the team to 27 wins across formats with a winning percentage of 28. India lost 52 out of the 98 matches. 

But out of all losses, the one which Sachin calls the worst came against West Indies in 1997. The Barbados Test which India lost by 38 runs while chasing just 120.

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After the loss, Sachin was so angry that his teammates got an earful from him for a drab show with the bat. Only VVS Laxman could manage a double-digit score.

As per sports journalist Vikrant Gupta, Sourav Ganguly came to Tendulkar's room to calm him down. Sachin told him to come for a morning run the next day, but Ganguly didn't show up. 

Sachin wasn't happy with the casualness and he threatened Sourav to end his career. “Sachin also 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,” Vikrant Gupta said in a YouTube video for SportsTak. After that incident, Ganguly ensured he never made Tendulkar angry again.


By - 06 Jun, 2020

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