Sourav Ganguly finished the India-Pakistan Test series two games with 131 runs at 43.66.© AFP
Inzaman-ul-Haq made a revelation about the 1999 Test between India and Pakistan in Chennai, in which he said the resignation of Sourav Ganguly, handed out by wicket-keeper Moin Khan, in India’s second innings was “a questionable one”. Inzaman spoke on the YouTube show of India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin DRS with Ash when Ashwin asked the former Pakistani captain a question about the said dismissal. “There were two people involved in the affair. One Azhar Mahmood and the other Moin Khan. When Sourav played the shot, it hit Azhar Mahmood on his body first and then Moin Khan caught it,” said Inzamam.
“I can’t tell you clearly because Azhar didn’t play that test game. I was unwell in the second innings, so Azhar was the replacement in my place. I wasn’t on the ground then, but I can say it was the catch. a questionable one. “
Repetitions of that ball by Saqlain Mushtaq showed that the ball had bounced off the ground after hitting Mahmood’s leg, before Moin jumped forward and grabbed the ball on the field next to Ganguly.
The umpires on the field got together for a while after Pakistan’s appeal and declared Ganguly out.
Ganguly’s dismissal reduced India to 82 for 5 in their chase of 271 runs in the fourth innings.
In a hard-fought match, India was eliminated for 258 despite Sachin Tendulkar’s 136 and lost the match by a narrow margin of 12 runs.
When Inzamam gave in, Ashwin, who had watched the game as a child, said, “Inzy bhai, I have to greet you now because you admitted it was indeed a questionable catch.”
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