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Watch | 'Never want to come back': Harbhajan, Ganguly's biosecurity nightmare in Auckland

An old video of Team India's rather unpleasant arrival at Auckland airport years back has gone viral on Facebook, with users weighing in on the conduct of both the Indian cricketers and New Zealand officials.

The video was recorded as the Indian cricket team led by Sourav Ganguly landed at the airport in December 2002 for a bilateral series with Black Caps.     

In the video, a young Harbhajan Singh is seen upset after biosecurity officials stop him for not declaring a bagful of shoes, an offence as per New Zealand laws that are rather strict on perceived biosecurity threats.  

"I never want to come here again...[officials in] Australia did a much better job," the off-spinner is seen saying to an official.

He was not the only one stuck in the biosecurity quagmire. Ganguly was also hauled up-and for what! The skipper hadn't declared a single pair of sneakers, footwear that he can be heard arguing was not a cricket shoe as mentioned in the declaration form.

The team's manager had to shell out a total of $400 as penalty for both the offences.    

Watch video: https://www.facebook.com/reel/720272316437552


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