Nostalgic Sachin Tendulkar Remembers His Journey With Sourav Ganguly On His Birthday

Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar’s partnership was a treat to watch for the cricket fans across the world. The two legendary batsmen opened the batting for the first time against South Africa in 1996, adding 126 and did not look back since then. But that was not the first time they were playing together

In 1988, the former India batmen first met at a cricket camp as talented teenagers. While Sachin Tendulkar made his debut in the very next year, Ganguly latter followed in 1992. From 1996, the two joined hands and took Indian cricket to newer heights.

Between 1996 to 2007, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly amassed 6609 runs in 136 innings. They had 21 hundred and 23 fifty partnerships. Their tally of runs remains the highest in the list of partnerships as openers. Overall their tally is 8227 in 176 innings with 26 century and 29 half-century partnerships. Their run tally remains at number one.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar (Credits: PTI)

And with Ganguly turning 47 on Monday (July 8), Sachin Tendulkar recalled his and his former teammate’s brilliant journey from teenagers to commentators. The former India opener took to Twitter to wish ‘Dadi’ on his birthday, writing:

“Happy Birthday Dadi! From playing with you in our Under-15 days to now commentating with you. It’s been quite a journey. Have a great year ahead!”

Ganguly, meanwhile, would go down in history as one of India’s finest captains and batsmen. Under him, India registered a berth in the final of a Knockout tournament in 2000 and had won the same event a couple of years later. In 2003, the Ganguly-led team made it to the final of the World Cup. He also led India to a historic Test series victory in Pakistan in 2004. What made Ganguly even a better captain was the way he led the team from the front.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. Credits: PTI.

The southpaw ended his career with 7213 runs in 113 Tests and 11,363 runs in ODIs from 311 matches. He called it a day after the 2-0 win against Australia at home the following year in 2008.




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