Kings XI Punjab aren’t having the best of times at the moment with two consecutive losses to their name, but their chief mentor Virender Sehwag doesn’t seem to be too bothered with that. (IPL 2017 FULL COVERAGE)
The former India opener, who enjoyed quite a few seasons representing Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League, took to Twitter to share a light-hearted moment with Cricket Association of Bengal president Sourav Ganguly.
“Dada ki khushi me apni khushi hai. Rasogulla jaisi meethi muskaan @SGanguly99,” Sehwag stated on Twitter with a picture of the duo smiling on field. Although it hasn’t been specified, the picture seems to have been clicked during Kings XI Punjab’s away game against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens earlier this week.
Sehwag has been extremely popular on the micro-blogging website after his retirement from the game and with his witty one-liners often has the Twitteratis running wild. While most of those are by his followers and fans, this particular tweet got a reply from none other than Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.
The fast bowler from Kerala, who was found guilty along with Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan in a spot-fixing case in 2013, hailed the former India captain and stated that the southpaw had asked him to continue playing cricket and never lose focus during a net session back in 2003.
In a string of replies that followed the post, he also thanked the duo for guiding him during his playing career, something he feels extremely proud of. Terming them as legends of the game, Sreesanth further stated: “Will alwys be grateful to some amazing advises too from u both for sure..true legends of the game..really proud to say that I played with u”.
Taking a walk down memory lane Sreesanth further added that during the 2006 South Africa series, it was Ganguly who had asked him to bowl at him to improve the latter’s bowling to left-handed batsmen. “In 2006 South Africa series too ..asked me to bowl to him so that I can improve bowling to left hand batsman..which really helped me ..,” he stated.
Sreesanth had been one of the country’s finest fast bowlers with 169 international wickets to his name across the three formats.