Former India cricketer and one of the most enigmatic Mohammad Kaif on Tuesday recalled the 2002 NatWest Series and revealed that he was called 'bus driver' by former England cricket team captain Nasser Hussain at the final of the tournament. Kaif disclosed this after a fan tossed him the question about the same during a question and answer session on Twitter.
"@MohammadKaif Hi kaif, what you and Yuvi were talking during Natwest Final? Was their any sledging from English players ?#AskKaif," a fan asked.
"Yes, Nasser Hussain actually called me a Bus driver :) was good to take them for a ride!" Kaif replied.
Yes, Nasser Hussain actually called me a Bus driver :) was good to take them for a ride ! https://t.co/wUeeUnowdN— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 27, 2018
The 2002 NatWest trophy was one of the most memorable matches in Indian cricket as it was when a Sourav Ganguly led Team India scripted history at Lords.Kaif could keenly recall the moment as he along with a young Yuvraj Singh helped the Men in Blue win the match in a nail-biting contest.
Batting first, England raced away and ended on 325/5, which was considered at that time an impossible chase. Indian cricketer Ganguly and Virender Sehwag started the chase well. But with the departure of Ganguly, the team lost the wickets at very fast pace and the victory of the Indian team seemed impossible.
At that time Yuvraj Singh and Mohammed Kaif came together and started rebuilding the innings and won the match for the the men in blue.
Frustrated with the incident, Hussain allegedly made a sledge at Kaif when the players were on the ground.
(With Agency Inputs)