Brad Hogg believes he has Ganguly’s numberDecember 31st, 2007 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Dec.31 (ANI): Australian spinner Brad Hogg isn’t ready to publicly declare he has a grip on flamboyant Indian batsman Sourav Ganguly but his cheeky grin suggests otherwise.
The wrist-spinner has collected the scalp of the stylish Indian left-hander three times in two Tests ahead of the second Test at the SCG starting Wednesday.
Hogg said he gained confidence from twice removing the in-form Ganguly in Australia’s 337-run win over India in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.
“I will keep that to myself,” he said with a big smile.
“Ganguly was my first Test and international wicket and it was good to get him out in his 100th Test match and to get him out twice was pleasing but at the end of the day we have another Test match, so I have to be on my game to do the same thing,” he said.
Hogg has troubled batsmen all around the globe in the one-day format with his well-disguised wrong `un but it was his flipper that caused serious damage in Melbourne.
He said he’d been told by teammates to shelve the delivery before pulling it out for the biggest Test on the Australian cricket calendar.
“It is just one of those things I thought if there is a moment that I might just try it in a game and it just happened that it worked, so yeah if you have got it you might as well use it as the saying goes.”
“I have just come in here and want to lap up every moment as much as possible and you never know what is around the corner,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted him as saying about playing Test Cricket again after a gap of four years. (ANI)
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