Sehwag was slapped by this person, so Ganguly lost his cool and took this big step


New Delhi: Once in the history of the Indian cricket team, such a controversy was seen, which no one would like to remember. Actually, Virender Sehwag, who was the explosive opener of Team India, was once slapped by a person. There was a big ruckus in this incident soon after and the captain of that time Sourav Ganguly was very angry. Sourav Ganguly lost his cool after slapping Sehwag.

Sehwag was slapped by this man

BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla had disclosed this during an event in the year 2013. In fact, during the ODI series on India’s tour of England in the year 2002, the then coach of Team India, John Wright was very angry about Sehwag’s batting. Sehwag was failing continuously. He used to get out in few balls. One day John Wright got so angry that he slapped Sehwag.

Ganguly got furious

When Ganguly came to know that Wright had slapped Sehwag, he was furious, Rajiv Shukla was the manager of the team at that time. Ganguly told Shukla that John would have to apologize. Shukla told Ganguly that he would talk to John Wright on the issue. John Wright was smoking a cigarette outside the dressing room. At the same time, Shukla raised the issue of slapping Sehwag.

The ruckus in the dressing room

John told him that he had vented his anger on Sehwag as a teacher. John said in his ‘Cleaning’, ‘I have only pushed, not slapped. He was repeating the same mistake over and over again. I could not tolerate his mistake. But Sourav Ganguly was adamant that John Wright would have to apologize in any case. On the other hand, Sachin Tendulkar had a different opinion.

Sachin handled the matter

Rajiv Shukla said that Sachin took me to the shore and said that no matter what happens, one should not apologize to John Wright. He said that I understood Sachin’s advice that if the coach apologizes then what will happen next. After this Rajiv Shukla explained to Sehwag. Sehwag understood and said that there is no need for John to apologize.


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