Former West Indies cricketer Darren Ganga showed off his singing skills as rain delayed the start of the fifth day of the second Test between India and West Indies in Trinidad on Monday (July 24).
The cricketer-turned-commentator sang the famous 1991 Bollywood song ‘Pehla Nasha’, originally sung by Sadhana Sarg and Udit Narayan in the pre-match show.
The 1992 movie song ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’ (The Conqueror is the King) features superstar Aamir Khan and actress Ayesha Jhulka.
Watch the video of Darren Ganga singing (from 20:55) below:
For the uninitiated, Ganga represented the West Indies from 1998 to 2008. He played 48 Tests and scored 2160 runs including three tons with a best score of 135 runs against India.
The Trinidad-born player has played 35 ODIs and one T20I. He ended his first-class career with 10,137 runs from 172 matches.
India need eight wickets to win the second Test against West Indies
Having won by an innings and 141 runs in the first Test, Rohit Sharma and co need eight more wickets to complete a 2-0 whitewash against the West Indies in the second Test.
With opener Tagnarine Chanderpaul and Jermaine Blackwood at the crease, the hosts reached 76-2 at stumps on day four. The hosts need 289 more runs to clinch the series.
Ravichandran Ashwin, who took the wickets of captain Craig Brathwaite and Kirk McKenzie, is the line of India’s bowlers.
Batting first, India scored 438 runs on the back of Virat Kohli’s century. The right-hander scored 121 runs off 206 balls including 11 boundaries.
Captain Rohit Sharma, Yashaswi Jaiswal, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja also scored half-centuries. Jomal Varican and Kemar Roach took three wickets each for the hosts.
In reply, Mohammad Siraj’s five-wicket haul saw WI bowled out for 255, helping India take a 183-run first innings lead. Brathwaite was the top scorer for the hosts with 75 off 235 balls.
Backed by half-centuries from captain Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, the visitors declared their second innings at 181-2 in 24 overs.