One of the most well-liked sports teams in the world is team India. Millions of people routinely watch matches involving the Indian cricket team. Without a doubt, the number of fans they have around the world is unreal.
No matter where in the world the team plays, they always have a sizable crowd of fans at the stadium rooting for them. Speaking of team India, everyone is curious about what goes on in the team’s locker room.
Fans have heard some intriguing stories from the dressing room throughout the years. It is certain that a lot hasn’t been disclosed as to what happens in the dressing room. Honestly, it’s fair for players to relish their personal moments.
Today we bring you the top four lesser-known stories in our listicle today. Cast your eyes through the interesting incidents below.
Here Are 4 Lesser-Known Dressing Room Stories of Indian Cricket
1. Rahul Dravid Convinced Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly Not to Play the T20 World Cup
When a youthful team captained by MS Dhoni won the first T20 World Cup, they astounded the cricket community. Dhoni was a surprising choice for captain after a number of experienced players opted not to participate in the competition. Back then, he was still a rookie.
MS Dhoni advanced quite fast, and after winning the ICC tournament, he was named the all-format captain the following year. Seniors like Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, and Sachin Tendulkar were absent from the T20 WC. Prior to the World Cup, only Tendulkar has played a T20I match.
2. Sourav Ganguly Pulled Yuvraj Singh’s Leg
Yuvraj Singh, a former middle-order batsman for India, went back in time and recounted an incident involving his country’s then-captain Sourav Ganguly that caused him to lose sleep. At the 2000 ICC Knockout competition, Yuvraj made his India debut against Australia.
A day before the 18-year-old was scheduled to receive his India cap, Ganguly approached him and requested that he start India’s innings. The opening combination for India at the time was Sachin Tendulkar and Ganguly, who were perhaps the greatest in the field. Young Yuvraj admitted that he was so anxious that he was unable to sleep the entire night before the game but was forced to respond “Yeah” to his captain.
3. Munaf Patel’s Funny Wish to Sachin Tendulkar (Wasim Jaffer)
On Wednesday, as Wasim Jaffer turned 44, congratulations flooded social media for the former India batter. Jaffer recently resigned from his position as the batting coach of Punjab Kings, an Indian Premier League (IPL) side.
Jaffer is well-known for his social media banter with former England captain Michael Vaughan. Munaf Patel, a former Indian bowler, made a joking birthday greeting for Jaffer while wishing the previous team’s opening batsman. Munaf referred to Jaffer as the Sachin Tendulkar of the microblogging platform on Twitter.
4. Chef Reveals That Indian Cricket Team Loves Chana Masala
Popular television host Sanjana Ganesan engages in conversation with the chef in a video posted by Sony Sports Network and enquires about the favorite dish of Indian cricketers during the lunch break. The chef claimed that chana masala is the meal that Indian cricketers enjoy eating the most.
Sanjana enjoyed her chana masala alongside the cook after placing her own order at the Brillant Punjabi booth. In this year’s India tour of England, the host, Sanjana Ganesan, spoke with the chefs. One of them revealed that the current Indian team like the vegan meal Chana Masala.