Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh hilariously trolled Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and former captain Sourav Ganguly after the latter posted an image of himself on social media. Recalling the well-known Lord’s Test of 1996, the place he slammed a century on debut, Ganguly posted a photograph alongside then teammate Rahul Dravid. Ganguly’s publish learn: “Fanatastic memories …”
Yuvraj took notice of this publish and wrote a hilarious remark, which learn: “Dada logo to hata lo (Dada at least remove the logo) ! Your Bcci president now please be professional.”
File picture: Sourav Ganguly celebrates after scoring a century towards England in 1996 Lord’s Test.
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During India’s second Test towards England on the 1996 tour, England posted a complete of 344 after Mohammad Azharuddin received the toss and requested the hosts to bat first.
Riding on Jack Russell’s century and Graham Thorpe’s 89, England reached the combating complete following a prime-order collapse. Venkatesh Prasad was the star of the present for the guests as he scalped a 5-wicket haul within the first essay.
India too misplaced fast wickets of their first innings however a masterful century from Ganguly and an equally sensible 95 from Dravid ensured the guests reached 429 earlier than getting dismissed. Chris Lewis and Allan Mullally scalped three wickets every for the hosts.
India couldn’t dismiss England of their second innings and regardless of taking a wholesome first-innings lead, they needed to accept a draw.
Ganguly grew to become the 10th India cricketer to attain a century on debut with Lala Amarnath being the primary to realize this illustrious feat in 1933. He too pulled off the milestone towards England in Mumbai.