Deep Dasgupta, a former Indian cricket captain, told a tale in his most recent YouTube video on how psychologically strong he was during his leadership days.
Deep Dasgupta, a former wicketkeeper-batsman, has told an amusing tale regarding BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. Dasgupta told a tale about how psychologically strong the former India captain was during his leadership days as he celebrates his 49th birthday on Thursday.
Ganguly has a significant role as a leader in moulding the careers of several young players and supporting them through thick and thin. Deep Dasgupta was one of the cricketers who benefited from the help of his Bengal teammates.
In his most recent YouTube video, Dasgupta discussed an incident that occurred in 2002. India was preparing to play Zimbabwe in a Test match in Delhi, and the then-India captain was sceptical of his batting performance. He informed Dasgupta that if he didn’t score, it may be his final game. Ganguly couldn’t believe that since he was the team’s captain and it was extremely unlikely that he would be dropped.
But the next day, he walked out to bat and smashed a century, demonstrating his ability to flourish under pressure.
“I’ve never met someone with Dada’s mental fortitude (Sourav Ganguly). ‘This may be my last match,’ he said on the eve of a Test match against Zimbabwe in Delhi. I was taken aback and couldn’t believe what he said. He was the captain, after all. How did he end up being dropped? But he was certain that if he didn’t score, this would be his final game. Guess what happened next?
“With all the stalwarts in Flower Brother and Heath Streak, Zimbabwe used to be a decent team back then. He goes out the next day and gets a hundred. Later that evening, I inquired about his happiness. ‘I’m overjoyed,’ he declared. This is the stuff that legends are built of. Dasgupta says, “That simply goes to demonstrate how psychologically tough he was.”
When Ganguly took over, Indian cricket was going through a difficult period. The aftermath of match-fixing has left its mark on the changing room atmosphere. That’s when he decided to start writing a new chapter in the game’s history. Dasgupta praised the former captain for transforming the game in India.
“To a large extent, Sourav Ganguly is responsible for where the Indian squad is now. Since the first time I met him until now, he has been an inspiration to millions,” Dasgupta said.