During the ODI series against Pakistan in 2005, India’s captain Sourav Ganguly walked into the team meeting before the opener against traditional rivals. The players were already present when he got there. He failed to note the pre-planned buzz that quickly turned into pin-drop silence upon his entrance . Everything seemed normal, just like he thought the meeting would be. Little did he know that he would get the shock of his life moments later.
Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh along with some other teammates showed him a ‘fake’ newspaper where he had made some demeaning comments against his team’s players. Dada’s face lost colour when the team, as one, had spelled out their reservations against him and his style of captaincy. Sourav, in desperation, offered to resign from captaincy and promised he had never made such statements, after seeing the Turbanator Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra storm out of the dressing room. On the verge of his breaking point, Sourav just could not take it anymore. Rahul Dravid (who else) could not bear to see his captain like this and told him it was an April fool’s prank.
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