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Former Cricketers Spill Dressing Room Secrets

IANS |September 30, 2016, 5:43 PM IST
Former Cricketers Spill Dressing Room Secrets

Kolkata: From Sachin Tendulkar taking a liking to buying good clothes on foreign tours to Navjot Singh Sidhu and Ajay Jadeja staying disheveled, dressing room secrets of former India cricketers tumbled out in a talk show at the Eden Gardens on Friday.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly revealed that batting maestro Tendulkar would just "bat and shop" during his playing days.

"He (Tendulkar) would only bat and shop. He would get a Test hundred and the next day you would see him shopping in an Armani or Versace store and you will see them hanging in his wardrobe. He was very fond of his clothes and had a great wardrobe," Ganguly revealed.

Talking about V.V.S. Laxman, Ganguly said the elegant Hyderabadi batsman was a perennial latecomer.

"You would see him taking a shower even as the No.4 and 5 batters were at the crease. He would even be the last to board the team bus," Ganguly said.

The show also featured India coach Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev and Virender Sehwag.

Kapil spilled the beans on two batsmen "most handsome batsmen staying rough" in the dressing room.

"You won't believe the two most handsome men in our team stayed the most unclean," said the legend.

"He (Sidhu) would somehow pack his bag throwing the clothes inside it. And Ajay too was not the most cleanest."

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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