Sourav Ganguly disrespectful, was always late for toss, says Steve Waugh

Ex-Aussie captain Waugh reignites a controversy that highlighted the intense rivalry between India and Australia in the historic 2001 series.

updated: August 02, 2013 17:42 IST
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Bangalore: Former captain Sourav Ganguly may have shown a "lack of respect" by turning up late for toss when India locked horns with Australia during the historic 2001 Test series, feels Steve Waugh, who was a leading a bunch of extraordinarily talented Aussies in that rubber. (Also read: Sachin, Lara on equal terms, says Waugh)

"The fact that he turned up late every game -- it was his choice. I just thought it showed a lack of respect for the game. It didn't really affect me. The match referee actually told him that he had to turn up on time," Waugh said when asked about the controversial episode.

Ganguly though has previously denied saying it happened just once and not as Waugh says every game. "There is a tradition that both team captains have to sport the team blazer while going for the toss. On that particular day, I did not get my blazer and it took time to get hold of it... That was the reason for the delay," Ganguly had said.

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