Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tandulkar
Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tandulkar fist-bumping after reaching a milestone. (Picture Supply: Mark Dadswell/Getty Pictures)

Through the years, Indian cricket followers have seen a number of nice batting pairs. Nevertheless, the duo of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly stays one of the harmful Indian batting pairs. The 2 batters had been concerned in a number of match-winning partnerships for his or her nation and fully bamboozled distinguished bowling line-ups on their greatest days.

Speaking about their numbers as a pair, Tendulkar and Ganguly amassed over 8200 runs in partnerships in ODIs, with 26 centuries and 29 fifties. In Check matches, the duo scored a complete of 4173 runs with 12 century stands with the very best partnership of 281. Their second-highest partnership of 249 got here towards England in a Check match in Headingley in 2002.

‘They had been toying with the England bowling line-up’ – Sunil Gavaskar

Recalling that iconic partnership, veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar stated that it was a pleasure to look at the 2 legends toying with England’s bowling line-up.

“To have the ability to see that Indian batting duo of Tendulkar and Ganguly toy with the England bowling as in the event that they had been schoolboys, was enjoyable to look at. When the declaration was being considered, Sachin and Sourav had been batting as if it was a one-day recreation,” former India captain Sunil Gavaskar stated on the docu-series ‘Architects in White’ streaming on SONY LIV.

On the again of fantastic tons of from Sachin (193 runs), Ganguly (128 runs) and Rahul Dravid (148 runs), the guests went on to pile 628 runs on the board earlier than declaring their innings. Not one of the English bowlers had been spared as Matthew Hoggard, Alex Tudor, Ashley Giles, and Andrew Caddick all conceded a minimum of 100 runs.

The wonderful batting was then backed by some splendid bowling from the Indian facet because the spinners, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh, wreaked havoc on the Three Lions’ batting line-up to take the Indian facet to a snug win of an innings and 46 runs. Because of this, the guests India managed to stage the sequence 1-1.