Sourav Ganguly, former Indian captain and current Chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), took to Twitter on Friday to share a video of his 100th Test played in 2007 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Ganguly, further from the second Test between India and Australia, said playing in the MCG in a Boxing Day Test match is a ‘great moment’ for the current players of the Indian team and also said he has eternal memories of his 100th Test played in Melbourne.
“Start of the Boxing Day test at MCG tomorrow .. great moment for many players on the current team .. eternal memories for me in my 100th test here @bcci @CricketAus,” Ganguly captioned the video on Twitter.
– Sourav Ganguly (@ SGanguly99) December 25, 2020
India comes into the second Test after suffering an eight-wicket hammer at Adelaide Oval in the series opener.
The visitors will enter the field without their captain Virat Kohli, who flew back to India to be with his wife for the birth of their first child.
India announced earlier in the day that they are playing XI for Boxing Day.
Ajinkya Rahane will lead the squad in Kohli’s absence and the visitors have made four changes to their last XI of the first Test.
Prithvi Shaw was replaced by Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant came in for Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja was taken in for Kohli.
Mohammed Shami, who was injured in the first test after being hit by a Pat Cummins bouncer, was replaced by Mohammed Siraj.
Both Gill and Siraj will make their Test debut in the second Test against Australia.
Australia led the series of four games 1-0.
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