On This Day: Sourav Ganguly Cracks Century At Lord’s On Test Debut, Know Details
Saurav Ganguly: Today is a very special day for Indian...
Saurav Ganguly: Today is a very special day for Indian cricket fans. In fact, on this day 26 years ago, former Indian team captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly showed his power for the first time on the Lord’s ground. Although Sourav Ganguly made his international debut in the year 1992 itself, but for almost 4 years he failed to show his ability.
Sourav Ganguly scored century in debut test
The Indian team went on the England Tour in the year 1996. The captain of this team was Mohammad Azharuddin. Captain Mohammad Azharuddin showed his trust in Sourav Ganguly. At the same time, Sourav Ganguly did not disappoint his captain Mohammad Azharuddin. He impressed the cricket legends by scoring a century in his Test. Sourav Ganguly scored 131 runs in 301 balls with the help of 20 fours in this innings. During this, Dada remained on the crease for about 435 minutes.
Dada is one of the most successful captains of Indian cricket
Actually, Sourav Ganguly strengthened his place in the Indian team after this innings, then he did not look back. Apart from Test cricket, Sourav Ganguly was very successful in ODIs as well. Sourav Ganguly became the captain of the Indian cricket team in the year 2000. He formed a new team with young players like Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Mohammad Kaif and Ashish Nehra. It is worth noting that in the year 2003 World Cup, the Indian team reached the final under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. However, India had to face defeat against Australia in the final.
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