Sourav Ganguly was known for playing ‘aggressive’ as a leader. During his career, he had several arguments with the opposition player but the one with Russel Arnold in an ODI is still memorable.
The incident took place in the finals of Champions Trophy 2020 between India and Sri Lanka. Arnold was warned by Ganguly to continuously run on the pitch.
“I remember one very specific incident in a one-day match where he was having this big argument with Russel Arnold. I think Dada was on his final warning and the umpire reported him,” Sangakkara said on the Cricket Connected Show on Star Sports.
Former Sri Lankan Captain Sangakkara recently revealed how Ganguly came in their dressing room and asked them to not make an issue as he was already warned by the Match Referee.
“Dada came to our dressing room and had a chat to us that if this goes the whole distance, he was going to get suspended. And we told him not to worry and that we were not going to make a big deal about it and he was going to be okay.” he added.
“I did get to know Dada quite well over the years and I really enjoyed speaking to Dada on everything, whether it was about playing cricket or captaincy. I got to know Dada a lot more intimately,” Sangakkara further added.