Sourav Ganguly engages in banter with Nasser Hussain over the 2002 Natwest final

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Sourav Ganguly and Nasser Hussain. (Image Source: Twitter)

Back in 2002, Indian cricket team created history with one of the most memorable wins at Lord’s, winning the Natwest Tri-series featuring Sri Lanka and host England.


The then Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly, had its opportune moment of vengeance as he took his shirt off in the balcony with his team crossing the finish line.

Former England captain could not believe his luck as he snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Hussain struck a brilliant ton, his only in ODI cricket, to set up a daunting England total of 325.


The Three Lions were almost at the cusp of victory as they clinched five-wickets, with India reeling at 146 at the mid-way stage.

It was the game-changing partnership between Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif that turned the match on its head.

Now, Ganguly decided to take a few digs at his former counterpart on Twitter. It all started with the BCCI President getting nostalgic about his iconic debut at Lord’s where he smashed a ton, 24 years back.


“Made my debut today .. life’s best moment,” captioned Ganguly’s post along with a collage of his finest moments in the innings.

“No pictures of you bowling that week,” Nasser joined in with his comments. To which, Dada replied by saying, “I always protect my dear friends.”

The conversation between Sourav and Nasser have been comical in the past. Especially during their stint together at the commentary box.

Dada especially posted a picture of him with Hussain, asking, “Hi Nass .. when was this picture taken .. losing memory with old age Thinking face…need my mates help,”.

A few days back, Hussain was in the news for calling Kaif a bus driver before he came in to face his first delivery in the final.

“Hi @nassercricket, I think you called someone a ‘bus driver.’ And in the end, we all saw Dada’s 8-pack abs at the Lord’s balcony #mymemories,” tweeted Kaif.

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