A video of Sourav Ganguly, then India's skipper, echoing his thoughts on TBFKAYY
taking a fairly long time to mend an injury to his elbow.
This was in game #2 of the one-day leg of Pakistan's tour of India in 2005
, the one where Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his credentials.
The Cricinfo ball-by-ball commentary for that ball
37.4 Yuvraj Singh to Kamran Akmal, one run, pushed away on the off side, dangerous quick single taken, Kaif sprints in, the pick up was spot on but the throw was too high, Youhana dives in, third umpire called in, green light flashes, Youhana saved by the dive looks like Youhana has injured himself, play held up, Ganguly has a word with umpire Bowden
Youhana injured himself while diving to avoid getting run-out. The first thing Ganguly does is to say something (inaudible) to Jayaprakash while vigorously shaking his head.
Youhana seems to think Ganguly is complaining that he's faking the injury. Ganguly clarifies: "Nahin nahin, teri baat nahin kar raha hoon. Main apni baat kar raha hoon. Tu rest le, mereko problem nahin hai. Mereko fine na karen bas. Main nahin bol raha hoon tu jaan boojhke kar raha hai. Main bola time note kar le, bas. Maroonga main hi phir."
(No no, I'm not talking about you. I'm talking about myself. You take rest. I don't have a problem. I'm concerned about me being fined. I told him to note down the time. I will invariably be the one copping the fine).
Youhana still thinks Ganguly's told the umpires that he's deliberately wasting time. Ganguly says: "Nahin nahin, main woh nahin bol raha hoon"
(No no, I wasn't talking about that at all)
Here's the irony. One game later, Ganguly was fined 70% of his fee for India's pathetic over rate
. Two games later, Ganguly was banned for six one-dayers
, a ban that was upheld after an appeal
as well. That, coupled with his lack of runs, was among the first reasons for [probably] ending his career