Ganguly reveals story behind Laxman's shower!

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Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012, 16:01 [IST]
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Story behind Laxman's showers

Bangalore, Aug 20: Former skipper Sourav Ganguly shares his memorable moments spent with VVS Laxman which are truly very very special as he says the stylish right-hander was superstitious and very religious.

Recollecting the moments he spent with Laxman in the dressing room for almost a decade, Ganguly said the batting stalwart from Hyderabad, was a gifted player who was a totally different individual in the dressing room.

Ganguly further added another interesting episode that revealed that Laxman used to take a shower just before the batsman ahead of him went in to bat.

Way back in 2007, when India toured South Africa, during one of the Tests, Ganguly said the team had to change the batting order as he was forced to bat at No 4 since Laxman was having shower.

"We had lost two quick wickets and the umpire did not allow Tendulkar to bat at his usual position as a penalty for being out of the field for about 15 minutes.

"It was Laxman's turn next but we all kept searching for him frantically. The match had to be stopped as I was rushed in. I remember the physio tying my shoelace, while Tendulkar was busy putting on the pad on one leg, while I was doing another. I was in track suits," he remembered fondly.

"Later we realised that he was taking shower. I can guarantee that in 125 of his 134 matches he went to shower just before the batsman ahead of him went in (to bat)."

Further, Ganguly said Laxman was very religious as his iPod had a collection of devotional songs which made Dada return the iPod back to Laxman.

"I once did not have my iPod and borrowed his, but all the songs that I shuffled were only devotional songs which I did not understand. I soon gave it back to him,"

This shows how Laxman was a completely different individual in the dressing room, as nobody could ever imagine!


Story first published:  Monday, August 20, 2012, 14:46 [IST]
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