On This Day In 1996, Saurav Ganguly Aka Dada Registered His First Test Ton And Rahul Dravid Played His First Ball In Test Cricket!!

In the year, 1996, 22nd June is one of the epic days in history that has given the Indian team the best players of all time. This was the day when Rahul Dravid balled for his first-ever Test match against England at the Mecca of cricket Lord’s.

In that match, both Ganguly and Dravid were making Test debuts for India, and, there, the Prince of Calcutta, went on to smash a superb hundred and made 131 runs.

Although that match ended in a draw, that Test match gives rise to two exceptional players.

This Dada-giri was one of the favorite moment of all the Ganguly fans. After hitting the century, the 23-year-old Dada became the third player to achieve a red ball century on International debut.

Here is one newly posted tweet from Star Sports in which Sourav Ganguly was standing happily with one more cricketer. All of you must check out the #OnThisDay tweet here,

After scoring a hundred in a Test match, it took him 15 years to achieve that feat.

Now, if we look into the records of Rahul Dravid, then we will get to know that till 22nd June 2022, he has faced 31,258 balls and spent 44,152 minutes at the crease. India’s famous premier cricket statistician named Mohandas Menon posted a numerical tweet which you can check out below;

Both tweets were posted on the big day, 22nd June 2022!

Who Broke Ganguly’s 25 years old Record?

Former Indian cricketer, who is affectionately known as Dada by his well-wishers and was honored as Maharaja of Indian cricket, is the current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

He is always an astonishing player, and recently a 29 years old cricketer from South Africa named Devon Conway broke Ganguly’s 25 years old record of hitting a century in Test.

While playing against England, Conway hit a hundred on debut at the iconic venue on 3rd June 2021. But folks, records are meant to break, isn’t it? Surprisingly, both Ganguly and Convey who have an age difference of 20 years, were born on the same day on 8th July.

Brief About Rahul Dravid!

49 years old former Indian cricketer is one of the finest batsmen in the history of cricket. Due to his tremendous performance on the ground, his fans and teammates gave him some nicknames such as The Great Wall, Jammy, and Mr. Dependable. Currently, the talented cricketer was serving as a head coach.

With that, do you wonder, what if both the players didn’t light up the ground that day? Comment down your views and also drop which one is your favorite, Rahul Dravid or Sourav Ganguly!

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