Indian cricketing legends Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag graced the TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati on Friday. The duo won the amount of Rs 25 lakh, which they will be using for a noble cause. Ganguly will use the money for the welfare of the society through his Sourav Ganguly Foundation while Sehwag will use the amount for the noble cause through his Virender Sehwag Foundation. The episode featuring the two icons of the game was a must-watch as they shared few unheard stories of the Indian dressing room. BCCI president Ganguly, who hosts a TV show, turned host of KBC 13 for a brief period and asked few questions to Amitabh Bachchan.
The former India captain and vice-captain didn’t use any lifeline while answering the first 7 questions. They needed help following that and had exhausted all their lifelines by the time they won the amount of Rs 25 lakh. They answered the Rs 25 lakh question without any help. Interestingly, none of the two former players knew about the batsman whom MS Dhoni dismissed in his international career. They had to use the 50-50 lifeline to answer the question.
The correct answer was Travis Downlin, whom Dhoni dismissed in the ICC Champions Trophy 2009. While Ganguly had retired from international cricket by then, Sehwag missed the ICC tournament due to an injury. During the show, Ganguly and Sehwag also talked about mental health. Ganguly told about its importance and said that living in bio-bubbles has been tough on the players. Sehwag revealed that speaking in English during their early days was a mental challenge for him. He learned English and recovered from it. The former India opener said that he is proud of speaking in his native language wherever he goes.
It was all fun when two sporting legends met Bollywood legend. Amitabh Bachchan is a huge cricket fan who asked many questions about their cricketing and non-cricketing life. While both the cricketers also pulled each other’s leg on the show and Amitabh Bachchan was seen laughing throughout. KBC invites guests every Friday and Saturday and they both were invited for that. Next week Deepika Padukone and Farah Khan will be seen on the sets of KBC. Virender Sehwag went on to say that Sourav Ganguly captures almost everything.
He has captured the captaincy of the Indian cricket team, as soon as he went to CAB, he became the president and is currently the chairman of BCCI. He took Amitabh Bachchan’s seat for a while and Viru warned Amitabh Bachchan that he might take up his spot as well. It was all laughter and fun and three legends on the stage at the same time made the show more so beautiful. The crowd was seen with placards of Viru as his fans were there in the crowd. Both former cricketers had some candid time on the sets of KBC. Sourav Ganguly has hosted the Bengali version of KBC for a while in the past.