In 1996, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly with Navjot sidhu was held at gun point :- In a terrifying experience, Ganguly speaks about one of the most terrifying moments of his life. The former Indian skipper – Sourav Ganguly managed to avoid what could have been a tragedy in London. The terrifying incident had occurred in the year 1996.
Former Indian Skipper – Sourav Ganguly wrote that I will almost always drive myself around when I am in England now, after one of the most terrifying moments of my life travelling on the London Underground. We got on the tube and set off towards Pinner. In our carriage there was a group of young teenagers, two boys and three girls, and they were drinking. We were sitting opposite them and I could see that one of them was looking at us while he was drinking his beer.
Ganguly was accompanied by Navjot singh Sidhu at that time. The things described took a nasty turn.
He further wrote that I could tell he was looking for some kind of reaction. I did not want to get involved at all and I said to Sidhu to leave it alone. I picked up the can and put it to one side, at which point the young boy stood up and said to me, ‘what did you say?’
Sourav Ganguly recalled that I told him I did not say anything, but Sidhu jumped in and confronted him. I knew then that there was going to be some trouble. I took my glasses off and threw them to the floor away from us, and got ready for whatever was to come. There were some punches thrown and, just as we got to a station, I pushed the lad and he fell over. He got up and the next thing I saw was a gun in my face. I, thought, My gosh, this is it – my life is going to be over here on this train.
A girl who was stronger than the guy, grabbed him and took him off train. She saved Ganguly and Sidhu.
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly said that She was really quite strong and I do not think the young boy wanted to mess with her. I was shaking and obviously very upset, but thankfully my tour and my life were able to continue.