Former India captain Sourav Ganguly opened up about the remarkable excursion to Pakistan in 2003-04 and also just how tight the safety plans were and also regardless of that he handled to slide with one night from the group hotel to enjoy the regional cuisine in the neighbouring country.India whipped
the Pakistani group under Inzamam-ul-Haq in both the ODI as well as Test series, clinching them 3-2 and also 2-1, respectively. Ganguly had missed out on the very first 2 Tests however returned to lead the side in the continuing to be Examination as well as 3-ODI series.Apart from the
cricket, the Indian players likewise appreciated the regional food on the roads of Pakistan during the 45-odd days they remained in the country.Ganguly relived his experiences on that particular historic tour as well as experienced again the days when he utilized to slip out of the group resort to have kebabs on the streets of Pakistan.”It was insanity (the protection).
I headed out to have food and was caught due to the fact that I really did not educate the safety. And also our dear good friend Rajdeep(Sardesai)he captured me and also claimed the Indian captain is having kebabs on the food street as well as then the whole supper finished after that. I had a cap on as well as I was silently having dinner and I hope Rajdeep will certainly see this interview and also I wish he’s maintaining well. “From that perspective (security steps ), I actually got fed-up of the safety people. I came out of the hotel area on the first day and saw, they used to call them tigers, and also they had 2 people with AK-47s, one looking in the direction of the door and also one searching the opposite side. So I had to go to the local supervisor and told him that we are here for 45 days, you please eliminate safety from in front of the area, please put it in the lobby. Since we can not awaken every morning as well as see someone standing there with an AK-47. If he misfires (laughs)we do not have to go till the entrance hall.”I bear in mind appearing of the airport in Karachi as well as driving in the direction of the resort. The entire road was closed and also it was a good 10kms drive. As well as every side roadway baiting to the primary road was blocked. And also there was safety, army, tigers wherever you see in every space as well as corner. And also the resort we were remaining in Karachi, I think it was on the third flooring, so the second as well as 4th floorings were not offered to any guests. It was completely chock-a-block,”Ganguly said on the 5th episode of India Today Inspiration.India explored Pakistan once more under Rahul Dravid’s captaincy in 2005-06 and won the ODI collection 4-1 however had lost the Tests 0-1 versus the hosts. Later in 2009, the ICC disallowed all global teams from touring Pakistan after the 2009 terrorist strike on the Sri Lankan group bus outside the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore.International cricket is gradually returning to Pakistan currently with teams like South Africa, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka having currently toured the country.