Speaking on Star Sports’ present Cricket Connected, Laxman highlighted the significance of Ganguly and Dravid’s partnership within the administration of Indian cricket, “It is great! the partnership between BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly and National Cricket Academy (NCA) Head Rahul Dravid. If the Indian team wants to be successful in every format, then this partnership is of utmost importance. I think everyone is important, the team captain, NCA Head and BCCI President.”
Both Dravid and Ganguly are former India captains and legendary cricketers and have achieved exceedingly effectively for Team India of their careers. They have performed with one another for years and perceive Indian cricket in addition to the system fairly effectively.
The two even made their Test debuts collectively on the Lord’s in England in 1996. The debutants made the sport particular as they introduced India out of hassle with their batting of their very first innings. While Ganguly ended up scoring a century, Dravid fell wanting the three-figure mark by merely 5 runs.
Earlier whereas speaking about their debut at Lord’s in 1996, Ganguly had revealed how he was ready on the iconic balcony hoping to see Dravid full a century on debut similar to he had. Ganguly performed an outstanding knock of 131 for which he consumed 301 deliveries.
The trendy knock was studded with 20 boundaries. Dravid, in the meantime, confronted 267 deliveries throughout his knock which consisted of 6 boundaries.
“I was too engrossed in my performance to be honest. When he (Dravid) came into bat, I was already at 70 odd. I remember my 100 scoring shot which was a cover drive through point and he was at the non-striker’s end. I finished the day at 131, I got out an hour after tea and he carried on,” he added.
“He came back the next morning and got 95. I was standing at the Lord’s balcony hoping that he would get a hundred. I have seen him play at the under 15s, then Ranji Trophy together. I had seen his debut at Eden Gardens and then seeing his debut at Lord’s. So, I watched his career closely. It would have been great had we both got hundreds that day,” Ganguly had stated.
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