Former Indian captain and present BCCI president Sourav Ganguly mentioned the group which gained the 2002 NatWest Trophy in memorable style got carried away after the victory in opposition to England and rightly so after such a pulsating encounter.
It was on July 13, 2002 when Ganguly and his younger group gained the NatWest Trophy final, chasing down a steep goal of 326 with simply three balls to spare.
While Mohammad Kaif performed an excellent knock of 87 not out, he was nicely supported by Yuvraj Singh who scored 69 and each helped India script one of the crucial memorable wins within the historical past of the game.
Following the win, Ganguly had waived his T-shirt on the Lord’s balcony following — a picture which continues to be recent within the thoughts of each cricket fan within the nation.
“It was a great moment. We all got carried away, but that’s what sport is. When you win a game like that, you celebrate even more. That was one of the great cricket matches I have been part of,” Ganguly instructed India Test opener Mayank Agarwal in an interview shared by BCCI on their Twitter web page, with hashtag #DadaOpensWithMayank.
Asked to match the 2003 World Cup final the place India had been thrashed by Australia and the NatWest win, Ganguly mentioned: “They both have their own place. The World Cup final has its own place. We were smashed by Australia. They were the best team in that generation. As I said before, winning every game hands down except Australia I thought was a great achievement.”
“NatWest had its personal appeal. You win in England, on a Saturday at Lords. It’s a outstanding feeling it is a packed home. I’m certain you’ll get to be there once we journey for the 5 Test matches.
“The World Cup final was there in 2019 when I was commentating. It was unbelievable.”