Nagpur, Nov 10 (UNI) As Sourav Ganguly was inching closer to his last few moments in international cricket against Australia today, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni asked the former skipper to lead the team in the field and then called up Anil Kumble to jointly receive the Border-Gavaskar trophy with him here today.
Ganguly was invited to lead the team by Dhoni for last few overs when India needed just one wicket to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
The former captain was once again seen placing the fieders and the extraordinary gesture from Dhoni further proved the respect and camaraderie that the members of this team have for each other.
Dhoni also invited his predecessor Kumble to come up and jointly receive the trophy which India won defeating Australia 2-0 today.
Kumble was India's captain for this series but the leg spinner abruptly announced his retirement on the fifth day of the third Test at Delhi.
Ganguly, who made 85 and 0 in the two innings of his last Test, was given a fitting reception by his teammates as the the players lined up in two rows when their former captain took the field in the morning.
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