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Mumbai: Risen through ranks together as players, BCCI director Sourav Ganguly And NCA Head Rahul Dravid Held important administrative positions in Indian cricket in current and former team VVS Laxman He believes that their partnership will be important for the growth of Indian cricket in the coming years.
Speaking on the Star Sports show Cricket Connected, Laxman spoke about the importance of Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid’s partnership in the administration of Indian cricket. “It’s great! A partnership between BCCI president Ganguly and National Cricket Academy (NCA) chief Dravid. If the Indian team wants to succeed in every format, this partnership is of the utmost importance. I think everyone is important, Captain of the team, NCA Head and BCCI President. ”
Earlier, remembering his debut at Lord’s in 1996, Ganguly revealed how he was waiting in the iconic balcony, the way he expected Dravid to complete his century on debut. Ganguly played a brilliant innings of 131 runs for which he played 301 balls. The stylish knock was studded with 20 borders. Meanwhile, Dravid faced 267 balls during his innings, which included 6 fours.
“I was very engrossed in his performance to be honest. When he (Dravid) came in to bat, I was at 70. I remember his 100 scoring shots, which were cover drives through the point and he was a non-striker end. But he said, “I finished the day at 131, I got out after an hour of tea and he moved on.”
“He came back the next morning and turned 95. I was standing on the Lords’ balcony, hoping he would get a century. I’ve seen him play for the 15th time under-16, then I saw him at the Eden Gardens. Saw the debut. Looking at his debut at Lord’s after that. I watched his career up close. It would have been great had we both scored a century that day, “Ganguly said.
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