Mumbai, Nov 13: Sachin Tendulkar did not like Sourav Ganguly removing his India jersey to celebrate the Natwest Trophy win at Lord's in 2002, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president Rajeev Shukla has revealed.
In the final of Natwest Trophy on July 13, 2002, India chased down 326 to defeat England at Lord's. Soon after the win, captain Ganguly removed his shirt on the Lord's dressing room balcony and waved.
This was in response to Andrew Flintoff's similar act in Mumbai when England had beaten India in a ODI.
Shukla said that Ganguly wanted all his team-mates to remove their shirts in celebrations but Tendulkar stopped it.
"Sourav wanted that all the players do it. Maybe he wanted to pay back Andrew Flintoff in the same coin. But Sachin came and whispered in my ears that 'this should not be done. It's a gentleman's game and if Sourav wants to do it let him do.'," Shukla said at the "Salaam Sachin" conclave organised by "India Today" group on Tuesday (November 12).