Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar scored endless number of runs while batting together for India. The two opened the batting in ODIs for the 'Men in Blue', and were one of the most destructive opening pair in cricket's history. The duo opened together 136 times, and scored an astonishing 6609 runs at an average of almost 50.
But it seems, even off the field, the two shared a great rapport, and had made numerous stories. One of those was revealed by Ganguly, in an episode with Breakfast with Champions Part 2. The former Indian skipper revealed very interesting things related to Tendulkar, which included his sleepwalking habit.
The 'Prince of Kolkata' said, "We were roommates in England. So, one day I saw he was walking in the room. I said to myself, he must gone to the bathroom and I slept facing the other side. I didn't ask him anything the next day.
"Second day, I again saw him walking in the room. So I woke up and sat thinking, what does he do at 1.30 in the night. He takes a round in the room and then sits on the chair, come and then sleeps next to me. So next day I told him, 'you're scaring me, what do you do at night?' He said 'No, I walk while sleeping'...He had this habit of sleepwalking,"
Dada also recalled his first meeting with the Master Blaster. "I saw Tendulkar for the first time, such long hairs...he was from Bombay and quite famous back then. He can't be taken off from the nets.. He used to bat always. Vasu sir used to pull him off nets, saying 'camp is for others too'. I knew he had something different from that time," Ganguly added.
In July, Ganguly revealed in the Breakfast with Champions about how it was his decision to send former Indian skipper MS Dhoni at No.3 against Pakistan in 2005. He said that the team management had decided to send Dhoni at No.7 during the meeting. Dada though, had different ideas, as he decided to play him at No.3 after the winning the toss and choosing to bat. The former Indian skipper further added that he had a conversation with Dhoni, wherein he told the youngster 'I'll bat 4 you go in at 3'.