The man slapped Sehwag, Ganguly lost his temper and got into a fight.

New Delhi: Once upon a time in the history of the Indian cricket team, there was a controversy that no one would want to remember. In fact, Team India’s explosive opener Virender Sehwag was once slapped by a man. The incident was followed by a brawl and the then captain Sourav Ganguly became very angry. After slapping Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly calmed down.

This person slapped Sehwag

This was revealed by BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla during an event in 2013. In fact, during India’s ODI tour of England in 2002, the then Team India coach John Wright was furious with Sehwag’s batting. Sehwag was constantly failing. A few balls would have been out. One day John Wright got so angry that he slapped Sehwag.

Ganguly became furious

When Ganguly found out that Sehwag had been slapped by Wright, he got angry, Rajiv Shukla was the team manager then. Ganguly told Shukla that John should apologize. Shukla told Ganguly that he would discuss the matter with John Wright. John Wright was smoking a cigarette outside the dressing room. At the same time, Shukla also raised the issue of slapping Sehwag.

Noise in the dressing room

John told him that he had expressed his anger at Sehwag as a teacher. John said to her ‘clearly’, ‘I just pushed, didn’t slap. Repeating the same mistake over and over again. I could not bear his mistake. But Sourav Ganguly was adamant that John Wright should apologize in any case. Sachin Tendulkar, on the other hand, had a different view.

Sachin has handled the matter

Rajiv Shukla said that Sachin had taken me ashore and told me that no matter what happened, I should not apologize to John Wright. “I understand Sachin’s advice that if the coach just apologizes then what will happen next,” he said. After that Rajiv Shukla explained to Sehwag. Sehwag understood and said that there was no need for John to apologize.


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