Sourav Ganguly made his Test debut at Lord’s that day, scoring a brilliant century in the opener.

Today is a very special day for Indian cricket fans. In fact, on this day 26 years ago, former Indian team captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly displayed his power for the first time on the Lord’s ground. Although Sourav Ganguly made his international debut in the year 1992, but for almost 4 years he was unable to show his skill.

The Indian team took part in the Tour of England in the year 1996. The captain of this team was Mohammad Azharuddin. Captain Mohammad Azharuddin showed his confidence in Sourav Ganguly. At the same time, Sourav Ganguly did not let down his captain Mohammad Azharuddin. He impressed cricket legends by scoring a century in his Test. Sourav Ganguly scored 131 runs on 301 balls with the help of 20 fours in this inning. During this, Dada stayed in the fold for about 435 minutes.

Actually, Sourav Ganguly strengthened his place in the Indian team after this entry, then he did not look back. Apart from Test cricket, Sourav Ganguly was also very successful in ODI. Sourav Ganguly became the captain of the Indian cricket team in the year 2000. He formed a new team with young players like Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Mohammad Kaif and Ashish Nehra. It is worth noting that in the 2003 World Cup, the Indian team reached the final under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. However, India had to face defeat against Australia in the final.

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