Recently, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly too admitted the same and lauded legendary Pakistan captain Imran Khan to have helped him out during the infamous Greg Chappell era.

From being publicly criticised, losing his captaincy and even being dropped from the squad, Ganguly’s career had a drastic dip with Chappell around. Speaking at the India Today Conclave recently, the southpaw stated that he was confused as often he failed to understand what kept him away from the side.

“It was tough but it made me a better person. I once met Imran Khan in Lahore during that period. He was actually following Indian cricket. We have a fantastic relationship, Imran and myself. He said something to me which I always remember in life. When you fly high and see dark clouds, you find a way to fly higher. I remembered those words during that (tough) period,” Ganguly added.