It was on June 20, 1996, that Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid, two of India’s most effective batsmen, built their Examination debuts versus England at the Property of Cricket — the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
While Ganguly went on to rating a 100, Dravid was not so blessed and bought out just 5 runs quick of the landmark.
Sourav Ganguly on his Exam debut
“He (Ganguly) batted at 3, I arrived in at 7 in that video game. So I had a lengthy time to watch him bat and bat really well truly. I did experience really great for him that he got that hundred,” claimed Dravid in a video posted by the ICC on their Twitter tackle.
“And from my facet, it was like I also have a opportunity to make it rely. So, when he bought out I employed it a tiny bit as a inspiration and an inspiration,” he added.
Ganguly played a excellent knock of 131 for which he eaten 301 deliveries. The classy knock was studded with 20 boundaries. Dravid, meanwhile, confronted 267 deliveries throughout his knock which consisted of 6 boundaries.
“I was too engrossed in my effectiveness to be truthful. When he (Dravid) arrived into bat, I was presently at 70 odd,” recalled Ganguly.
“I bear in mind my 100 scoring shot which was a protect travel via point and he was at the non-striker’s end. I finished the day at 131, I received out an hour after tea and he carried on,” he added.
“He came back again the future morning and acquired 95. I was standing at the Lord’s balcony hoping that he would get a hundred.
“I have noticed him enjoy at the under 15s, then Ranji Trophy with each other. I experienced found his debut at Eden Gardens and then looking at his debut at Lord’s. So, I watched his job carefully. It would have been great experienced we each obtained hundreds that day,” added the latest BCCI chief.
Ganguly, 47, played a full of 113 Checks and 311 ODIs for India in which he scored 7,212 and 11,363 operates respectively.
Dravid, on the other hand, represented India in 164 Tests, 344 ODIs and just one T20I in which he scored 13288, 10899 and 31 runs respectively.
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