Former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly, who recently travelled in train after a 16-year gap, reportedly got into a brawl with a fellow passenger after he was forced to change his berth.
According to a report by Zee News, the 45-year-old was on his way to Balurghat on the Padatik Express for the unveiling of his statue. But, after entering the train, Ganguly saw that his seat in AC first class compartment was occupied by another passenger and when he asked the person to vacate his seat, the latter did not agree and started arguing with him.
Ganguly somehow tried to settle things down calmly but the passenger was reluctant to understand which forced the RPF personnel to look into the matter. Ganguly was forced to change his berth and finally offered a seat in AC 2-tier compartment.
Despite the unusual travel experience, Ganguly happily unveiled his eight-feet tall bronze statue at the Bikash Maidan in Balurghat where he was greeted by a huge crowd. Just moments after unveiling his statue, the former left-hander took to Twitter to share some pictures of the event. “At Dakshin Dinajpur, just human heads,” he tweeted.
At dakhin Dinajpur ..just human heads pic.twitter.com/IunpYbMF44
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) July 15, 2017
The statue was of a young Ganguly raising his bat to acknowledge his first Test century against Australia in the Brisbane Test in 2003. A PTI report also stated that the statue was made by Siliguri-based sculptor Sushanta Pal, who had never seen Ganguly in person earlier.
Ganguly has actively been a part of the administrative department post announcing retirement in 2008. Apart from being a commentator, the Bengal Tiger is also the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and a member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) along with master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.