June 22, 2016 9:57:59 pm
It was 22nd June 1996 when Rahul Dravid faced his first ever Test delivery.
Ganguly went on to smash a superb hundred to go into the history books while Dravid fell just short of a maiden Test ton by 5 runs.
Though, former India skipper scored a Test hundred at Lord’s and eventually scripted his name on the honour’s board but it took him 15 years to achieve that feat.
In a bit of random trivia, Dravid has faced most balls – 31258 & spent most time at the crease – 44152 minutes in the longest format.
Today in 1996, 20 yrs go, Rahul Dravid faced his 1st ball in Tests.
He has faced most balls 31258 & spent most time @ the crease 44152 mins
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) 22 June 2016
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