Former India teammates Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag will be appearing as contestants in front of Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan on Kaun Banega Crorepati 13 soon. Ganguly and Sehwag will be the first celebrity guests this season on KBC 13 and if the promo released on Tuesday (August 31) is any indication, the episode will be mighty fun to watch.
In the new promo, Amitabh Bachchan is seen asking Sehwag about his habit to sing while on the field. He replies by singing a line of Chala Jaata Hoon while making a gesture of hitting the ball with a bat.
Big B cheekily asks him what song will he sing if a catch was missed while fielding. Replying to this, Sehwag indirectly teased Sourav about his highly-publicised rift with former Team India coach Greg Chappell. Sehwag says that if Greg was the coach, then he would sing, “Apni toh jaise taise kat jayegi.” Pointing at Sourav, he continues, “Aapka kya hoga janaab-e-ali?” Virendra Sehwag sang the song which left both Amitabh and Sourav in splits.
Sony TV captioned the promo, “Kisson aur hassi se jamega shaandaar shukravaar ka rang, aa rahe hain Dada aur Viru #KBC13 ke manch par ek sang. Dekhiye inn dono cricket ke maharatiyo ko #KaunBanegaCrorepati ke iss pehle Shaandaar Shukravaar special episode mein, 3rd Sept, raat 9 baje, sirf Sony par (sic).”
During their conversation, Big B is seen asking what will their reaction be when they win against Pakistan. Virender replies that there is a famous dialogue from the 1988 film Shahenshah. As the legendary actor recalls the dialogue, “Rishte main to hum tumhare baap lagte hai ,” Virender cheekily adds, “Hum toh baap hai hi unke,” causing the host to break into laughter.
WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN SOURAV GANGULY AND GREG CHAPPELL?
When Sourav Ganguly was the captain of the Indian cricket team, Greg Chappell was the coach. For the uninitiated, it was Sourav who recommended Greg for the coach position. However, they soon started having indifferences which led to Sourav giving up his captainship. While Sourav had his own team of established players, Greg wanted to change the team with younger players. Later, he felt that Sourav wasn’t listening to his advices and had apprehension over his fitness too.
Once, during a Zimbabwe tour, the coach accused him of faking injury to sit out of the team and wrote a big letter to the BCCI of how he feels that Ganguly is unfit for the role. After the Zimbabwe tour, Sourav never became a captain again but he did make a strong comeback to the Indian team in 2006 after Chappell’s coaching methods came under the scanner with poor results at home and overseas.
Leading to the 2007 World Cup, Chappell asked for another young batsman (Suresh Raina) instead of Ganguly in the team but the BCCI decided to go ahead with Ganguly, who had a strong series before the WC. However, India lost to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the opening stages and went crashing out of the World Cup, costing Chappell his job.