India got two ‘Kohinoor’ in Lord’s field, shining for 26 years

New Delhi. Known as the God of the off-side in the cricket world, Sourav Ganguly and ‘The Wall’ Rahul Dravid are counted among the successful captains and great players of Indian cricket history. Both the players made their Test debut on this day in 1996 at the historic ground of Lord’s. Dravid scored 95 runs in this match, while Ganguly managed to score a hundred in the debut test itself. Both the players left their mark in the very first match. Now Sourav Ganguly is taking over the command of BCCI, on the other hand Rahul has become the mentor of Dravid’s Team India.

In 1996, the Indian team led by Mohammad Azharuddin went on a tour of England. The second match of the series was played from 20 to 24 June at Lord’s ground. In the first match of the three-Test series led by Mike Earthton, England defeated India by eight wickets in the Nottingham Test. After this, in the next match, Sourav Ganguly replaced Sanjay Manjrekar and Rahul Dravid instead of Sunil Joshi. The team management’s betting on both the young players was successful. Then the Indian team got this match drawn due to Ganguly-Dravid.

India has also made many records under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.

42497 runs in the name of Ganguly-Dravid
Rahul Dravid has added 24208 runs in 509 matches in his career of 16 years. He has 48 centuries and 146 half-centuries to his name. At the same time, Sourav Ganguly has added 18575 runs in 488 matches with the help of 38 centuries and 117 half-centuries. Ganguly had retired from Dravid in the year 2008. Dravid is at number six in terms of scoring the most runs in the history of cricket. At the same time, Sourav Ganguly is at number 15 in this list.

Cricket career of Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly, who has turned 49, played 113 Tests and 311 One Day International matches in his career. He scored 7212 runs in Test cricket with the help of 16 centuries and 35 half-centuries. At the same time, he has scored 11362 runs in ODIs. He has 22 centuries and 72 half-centuries to his name in ODI cricket. Ganguly, who bowls at medium pace, also has 32 wickets in Tests and 100 wickets in ODIs.

Apart from batting, Rahul Dravid also showed amazing behind the wicket with gloves
Rahul Dravid is the fourth highest run-scorer in Test cricket in the world. He has 13,288 runs in his name in 164 matches. He has scored 36 centuries and 63 half-centuries in this format. Apart from this, Dravid has taken 205 catches in Tests and 196 in ODIs. If needed, Dravid also took over the responsibility of wicketkeeping for India in ODI cricket.

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