Team India has given many great players to the world of cricket. Some of these players are such that it is difficult for any other player to survive. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid are among these selected players. The name of former captain Virat Kohli must also be added to this list. All three of these hitters have one thing in common. That’s June 20. All three made their Test debut on June 20 and this date has been recorded in the pages of history.
Dravid and Ganguly’s debut is historic. Both players made their debuts in the same match and this match was played against England at Lord’s. The India team toured England in 1996. Ganguly and Dravid were also included in the team for this tour. India had to play the second Test at Lord’s. Both were also given a place in the playing XI for this match. England scored 344 runs in the first innings. While India scored 429 runs in the first innings. During this, Ganguly scored 131 runs while performing strongly. While Dravid played a memorable 95-run inning. England played the second inning. But the Indian team could not play the second inning. So the match ended in a draw.
Dravid’s international career was excellent. He scored 13,288 runs in 164 Test matches. During this he scored 36 centuries and 63 half centuries. Along with this, Dravid scored 5 double centuries. Ganguly scored 7,212 runs in 113 Test matches. He scored 16 centuries and 35 half centuries. As he scored a double century. Ganguly also tried his hand at bowling in test matches and took 32 wickets.
Virat Kohli had a wonderful career. He made his Test debut against the West Indies. In the match played between Team India and West Indies on June 20, 2011, Kohli got a chance to bat. They couldn’t do anything special though. Kohli came out after scoring 4 runs in the first innings. While in the second inning he was fired for a personal score of 15 runs. But after that, he emerged as a powerful hitter with good performances in many games. Kohli has scored 8,043 runs in 101 Test matches. During this he scored 7 double centuries and 27 centuries. Alongside this, he scored 28 half centuries.