Since 1911, when team India played the first ever test match against England and got defeated by 158 runs, though we started with a defeat in order to provide team India heat so that after a gap India can also beat their enemies, Hey, that rhymes!. From that day to today, India got so many great captains which helped Indian team to make it big in cricket world.
The list of captains approaches to 32 if we start to count from the very first Captain i.e. late C.K. Naidu till the current test Captain i.e. Virat kohli. From 1911 till August 2016 India has played 499 Test Matches & the 500th one is approaching soon. It’s a record for any team to play such an innumerable magical no. of matches.
BCCI is aiming to make it grander as it planned to call all the former test team captains of team India to associate themselves during the grand celebration of team India for completing 500 Test Matches into the history of Cricket.
Special key features for 500th Test Match-
1. A specially minted silver coin with 500th Test embossed on it is being prepared for the toss.
2. The Test Match will be held at Green Park in Kanpur.
3. The BCCI and the UPCA are also preparing T-shirts with ‘500th Test’ written on it for the under-privileged children, who will be present in the stadium on all Test match days.
4. Every day, there will be 2000 under-privileged school children, who would be watching their favourite stars in action.
5. Nari Contractor, Chandu Borde, Dilip Vengsarkar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Krishnamachari Srikkanth are expected to grace the occasion. Chief Coach Anil Kumble will also be present. Rahul Dravid is also expected to comeback from his India A tour assignment.
It will be a treat to see all the legends in one field, please 22nd August come soon!