So Long, Saurav

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So Long, Saurav

This series against the Aussies has been enthralling like every other one preceding it. It all started in 2001 in Kolkatta when India rose from the dead to deliver a killer punch to the Kangaroos. Dada was the captain then and he was instrumental in bringing a refreshing change to the team. He was someone who met fire with fire which meant even the Aussies, who otherwise bullied the opponents into submission, playing cry-babies. Slowly India were transformed into a unit who could take on their rivals in their own back yard. He was instrumental in brining the youth to the fore front and always stood by his wards. Batting in the middle order, he was by far the best south paw to have represented India. And when on song was a pure delight. He called it quits when still very much in form, he had been irked by the decision of the previous selection committee to axe him for the Irani Trophy. Sad his last innings was a blob, but Team India reclaiming the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be a nice way to sign off for sure. Thanks Dada, you were very special.

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