India head coach Ravi Shastri had recently made a claim about Sourav Ganguly’s punctuality and shared a story about how in 2007 when he was the interim coach of Team India; Shastri had taught Ganguly a lesson in coming on time.
Shastri had appeared on Breakfast with Champions and revealed how in 2007, on tour to Bangladesh, Shastri ordered the team bus to leave on time, despite Ganguly being late to arrive. He had also specified that ever since the former captain never arrived late.
“I take pride in being punctual. It is a great quality. In our team, punctuality is paramount. The bus leaves at nine, it will leave at nine. Only once I had to take the bus early in Bangladesh in 2007. In Chittagong, we were supposed to leave at nine and it got to nine. I said, ‘let’s go’. The local managers and all said, ‘Dada nahi aaya’ (Dada hasn’t come yet). I said, ‘Dada ayega gadi mein. Chalo.’ (Dada will take the car. Let us leave),” Shastri had said about teaching Ganguly a lesson on punctuality.
Now Ganguly also appeared on the same show and host Gaurav Kapur shared to Ganguly what Shastri had said. Ganguly laughed and pulled Shastri’s leg in turn.
“You don’t interview in the morning, don’t bring him (Shastri) on the breakfast show he wouldn’t remember what he said. When I meet him I will tell him what do you say on the breakfast show, that never happened I don’t know where he got that from,” Ganguly said while talking to Kapur.
“But don’t interview him in the morning, do it in the evening he will be able to recall things better (and both Ganguly and Gaurav shared quite a laughter),” he further added.
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