In 2007, during the sixth One-Day International (ODI) between England and India at The Oval, Stuart Broad tried to have a go at Sourav Ganguly, but what happened next is not what the young bowler might have expected.

During the ninth over, England captain Paul Collingwood gave the ball to Broad. Sachin Tendulkar, who opened with Ganguly, could not score a run off the first two balls, but, took a single off the third ball and gave the strike to Ganguly. The first ball that Ganguly faced in that over, the southpaw smashed the length ball towards extra-cover for four. The next two balls Ganguly could not score.

After bowling the last ball of the ninth over, Broad passed a comment, when Ganguly could not score. The senior Indian batsman walked towards Broad, shaking his head and replying back to him.

Television commentators narrated in what might have had happened on the ground. Harsha Bhogle said that Ganguly might have told Broad to not try and sledge him, as it would not work. Broad on seeing Ganguly approach got defensive and was caught off guard. Even umpire Aleem Dar was seen disapproving Broad’s action and warned him.

In the 11th over, when Broad returned to bowl, Ganguly replied with a six straight towards the pavilion.

Funnily, Ganguly, who scored 53 in the match, was caught by Kevin Pietersen off Broad’s bowling. India won the match by two wickets.