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19 Jul 2017

Sourav Ganguly fights over train berth

Sourav's tussle for train berth

Former Indian captain and a member of BCCI Cricket Advisory Committee, Sourav Ganguly found himself in trouble as he boarded a train for the first time since 2001.

He got into an argument with a fellow passenger, who was allegedly sitting on Ganguly's berth in the A/C first class compartment.

The matter was later resolved after the Railway Protection Force (RPF) intervened.

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Sourav's tussle for train berth
What exactly was the trouble?


What exactly was the trouble?

While traveling to Balurghat in West Bengal, he found his seat was occupied by another passenger.

Reportedly, Ganguly politely asked the passenger to vacate his seat, but was surprised when the passenger denied and started arguing.

As more people gathered around the 'Prince of Kolkata', the RPF personnel rushed in and offered Ganguly a berth in a 2-tier A/C compartment.

Why was Ganguly in a train?

Sourav Ganguly was on his way to Balurghat, with joint secretary of the Cricket Association Of Bengal (CAB) Abhishek Dalmiya to unveil his eight feet long bronze statue made by Siliguri based sculptor Sushanta Paul.

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