Recalling Lord’s dream debut, former India captain Sourav Ganguly said he was mentally tired after scoring the top 100 when Sachin Tendulkar she told him to relax and “drink your cup of tea.”
Ganguly, perhaps one of the best skippers India has ever produced in its cricket history, had a dream debut in the “House of Cricket”. Stamping number 3, Ganguly scored 131 runs against England, becoming the first Indian to set the tone in his debut on the spot. He participated in a stand with Rahul Dravid, driven by 94, for the sixth door.
“I got 100 on Saturday, which is probably the best day for test cricket, and each seat was filled. This was my debut in the test and I reached 100. They say it can’t be improved and the thinking of this test match was remarkable. “In the back stands, you get applause for every punch, and then the finish during tea at 100 was special,” Gangouli told Star Sports.
In the end, India was united for 429, gaining an advantage of 85 runs over the hosts. In response, England managed to raise 278/9 in the second inning, as the match ended in a draw.
Ganguly, who has scored 18,575 tracks in all formats in his international career, also shared a moment he had with Tendulkar. Ganguly, 23 years old at his debut, went on to captain India and represent the country in 13 tests and 311 ODIs. He also led India to the 2003 World Cup finals.
“I remember that at tea I was 100 and I was mentally tired more than physically, because first the hundreds, the emotions, the happiness, the tops also make you tired. I put a ribbon around the handle of the bat because it just started to soften due to the bounce and the impact of the ball at the top of the handle.
“I remember Sachin coming to me and saying relax, drink your glass. So, I remember those moments when I went into the locker room and everyone was standing in front of the locker room to cheer me up for my achievement,” the chairman said. BCCI.