When Tendulkar threatened to send Ganguly home and end his career...

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Last Updated: Fri, Jun 5th, 2020, 14:06:36hrs
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Sachin Tendulkar, the legendary batsman, possesses a captaincy record that he wouldn't be too proud of.

During his stellar career that spanned over two decades Tendulkar led Team India in 98 matches across the two formats - Tests and ODIs 

with  just 27 wins and 52 losses.  

His worst defeat as captain, many believe, was the Barbados Test in 1997 against the West Indies.

At stumps on Day 3, India were 2/0 chasing a target of 120 runs and Tendulkar was confident of a win that he even told a restaurant owner to keep champagne ready to celebrate the victory.  However, that was not to be.

The Tendulkar-led side was left red-faced on a rough track with the likes of Curtly Ambrose and Ian Bishop bundling out the visitors for 81.

Vikrant Gupta of Aaj Tak Sports on a youtube video has shared how the episode unfolded in the dressing room after the series defeat.

“Sachin also gave a lesson to all the players in the dressing room, doubting himself on his abilities after the two-Test series. Sourav Ganguly, who was new to the team went up to console the skipper. When he walked up to Sachin, the then captain told him to get ready for the next day’s morning run. Ganguly did not turn up for it and that is when Sachin threatened him that he will send him back home and end his career,” recalled Vikrant Gupta.

However, this incident never came in the way of their friendship. Tendulkar and Ganguly share immense respect for each other and even today it's there for all to see.