Ganguly on Wednesday, Aug 10 said, "I was left terrified and frightened. I have never experienced something like that in my life. After the incident, I promised myself never to get out of the room in the evenings in the next four days."
Ganguly reached the riots-hit city on Tuesday as a commentator for the ongoing test series between England and India. On the very first day of his arrival at the city, Maharaja of Kolkata witnessed the mob fury at a shopping mall in London.
Meanwhile, a new sort of controversy emerging in the sidelines of the London riots. The bone of contention is BBC's portrayal of the riots; complaints were registered by Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for showcasing the riots as 'UK riots' rather than 'England riots', that was how it was broadcasted in earlier.
The fact was communicated stating that the riots were taking place in England and not in their regions. Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond stated that he was not pleased with certain broadcasters calling the riots 'UK riots' and added that the Scottish society was different from that of England and such riots were unlikely to take place in Scotland.