Sachin Tendulkar taped Sourav Ganguly’s bat on debut so Dada could have tea
Sourav Ganguly revealed another anecdote from his playing career and his days with one of his closest friends Sachin Tendulkar.
Ganguly, who made his India debut against England at Lord’s in June, 1996, played a lot of his international cricket with Tendulkar.
Talking about his autobiography — ‘A Century is Not Enough’, Dada revealed what all he has gone through as a player, his life as a cricketer and more.
Ganguly shared a moment from the book while speaking with NDTV, when Tendulkar helped him tape his bat during the tea interval.
“It was in my first Test, I was batting at 100 at tea. I quickly came in after batting for six hours. My handle had creaked. I was padded up and a cup of tea was given to me. The tea is very short…of 15 minutes.
I was tying my bat handle with the tape so he walked up to me and said ‘you just rest and finish your cup of tea because you have to go and bat, I will do the job’,” said Ganguly.
Ganguly eventually was dismissed on 131 while Tendulkar made 31 in the first innings of the Test match, which ended in a draw.
Sourav and Sachin was one of the most destructive opening partnerships in one-day cricket. They hold the record for most hundred-run partnerships by a pair (26). They have also have the most runs as pair, 8227 form 176 innings with a average of 47.55.
Courtesy : India Today