Ricky Ponting is the only cricketer in the world to have posted a ton in both innings of his 100th test match. Can Dada repeat the feat at MCG? Here’s a message for him:
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The ‘Dada’ or ‘Big Brother’ of Indian cricket, Sourav Ganguly, has proved it once again that he still has enough fuel to be the best batsman in the world. His masterly knock of 239 and 91 in the third test at Bangalore has made him the only batsman after Jaques Kallis(1,125) to have scored more than 1,000 runs in a calendar year, i.e. 2007. He still has two more innings to go this season.
Had he completed his century in this test he would have become the seventh batsman in the world to have scored a double century in the first and a century in the second innings of the same test match.
I wish him all the very best for the tour Down Under. May he carry the same good form there, as well.
In the picture above, Mayor of Kolkata Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya presents a bouquet to Sourav Ganguly as State Industry Minister Nirupom Sen looks on during a programme to felicitate him for his stellar performance in the recently concluded India-Pakistan test series. (Photo courtesy: HT)
The final test match between India and Pakistan, underway in Bangalore, has witnessed some great temperament and show of character. The three comeback men, Sourav, Yuvraj and Irfan, had a point to prove and they did it in style.
Sourav was once sidelined from the side for almost 8 months for the only reason that he was out of form. Guru Greg did not at all take his past record into account. He was recalled in the team in the December of 2006 and after that he did not look back. In the series against England in May this year, he proved to be the backbone of Indian batting lineup. He scored a ton and a double ton in his 98th(Kolkata ’07) and 99th(Bangalore ’07) respectively. What more can one ask for from the legendary southpaw?! It Dada’s sheer grit and determination that saw him don the Indian colours once again. Hope he carries the same form to his 100th test at Melbourne. Hats off to his winning ego and temperament.