Legends Farewell – Dada & Jumbo

Indian Legends are stepping out from the battle field with enormous service the Team India after facing a lot of hurdles and barriers.

Anil Kumble, (called as Jumbo) has announced Retirement from International Cricket at then end of the 5th Day’s Play of the 3rd test match between India vs Australia at Delhi. It is the same favourite venue – Ferozshah Kotla ground where he has shown a fabulous spell 10 Wickets in a Test innings, emulating England’s Jim Laker; ever acheived by any Indian.

After 18 years of successful career, Finally he accepts his physical body decision which helped him making this tough decision and the injury which also helped in doing so. These are the last words from the greatest performer.

Looking back, he started his career as a Medium pacer and himself asked aquestion that “why can’t he bowl Leg-spin” and finally given the answer with a successful figures 956 wickets in International Cricket to the . Nevertheless, he stands first in the Indian history who crossed 600 test wickets & Third in world aheaded by Murali & Warne.

He already quit the the one-day internationals provding 337 wickets from 271 matches becoz of shorter form. He palyed 132 test matches for India and out of them he owed the captaincy after Rahul Dravid abruptly quit the job.

Last year he struck a maiden test hundred in the drawn third and final test against England at the Oval, the only hundred by an Indian during the 1-0 series win.

On a very embarrassing day (Nov 2nd 2008), Kumble said good-bye to his international cricket with aheading his cap to younger players.

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Sourav Ganguly (called as Dada), another legend who has shown the way to win at many moments.

Before getting his captaincy details, here are his achivements & more to say the contributions to the cheering team.

He started his career in early 1992 in One-day internationals & in mid of 1996 to test debut. His test career carried with 113 test matches scoring 7200+ runs with help of 16 tons. and in one-day internationals, he crossed 11000 mark with beating 22 tons and 192 huge sixers. He maintained a healthy strike rate of 73.

The Prince of Kolkata is too strong at off-side and Rahul Dravid told in one of the Interviews as “On the off-side, first there is God, then there is Ganguly“..

Here’s his captaincy gestures –

Ganguly was named the captain of the India team after the match fixing scandal in 2000.

He is the captain who leaded team India which reached the World Cup Final, 2003 where they lost to the Australians. He is India’s most successful Test captain to date, winning 21 tests out of 49 tests. In ODIs, he captained India 146 matches, emerging victorious on 76 occasions, second only to Azhuraddin in both number of wins and number of matches as captain.

And his captaincy though has got some Issues/Controversies like Suspension for 4-5 Matches his field setting. The pressure of captaincy detracting from Ganguly’s batting is also reflected in his ODI batting. Following indifferent form in 2004 and poor form in 2005 And due to some of the factors like his fielding etc., he was dropped from the team in October 2005. He was recalled into the team from ICC Champions Trophy 2006 and then into the test squad.

There are so many records against him and records will just come on the way to their success and heroes will never go beyond the records and he is an example for it.

And there are also many Notable achievements in his Captaincy and he is one of the few who can be described to be “More than a Good Batsman”.

Affectionately team members called the DADAThe man of rampage. He is now playing his last internation match for team India (Test match) against Australia and he scored a marvellous 87. Thats all folks…!

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