India vs England Test Series is heading to Lord’s Cricket Ground for its Second Test Match. It is a historic and iconic ground for cricket and many legends have stepped foot on these hallowed grounds. Many Indian players have also stepped foot here and have made records and history on these grounds.
Here are 5 interesting facts about the Indian players at the home of cricket.
India vs England Test Series: 5 Facts About Indian Players at Lord’s
Ajinkya Rahane is the 20th Indian to be inducted into the Lord’s Honour Board
Rahane’s century in the 2014 series against England was sensational. He secured India’s first victory at the grounds in years. Rahane really outperformed his peers on that occasion with his 103. The Honour Board inducted him due to his performance in the unfavourable conditions for the team.
Mohammed Nasir was the first Indian to be inducted into the Lord’s Honour Board
India’s first-ever test match at Lord’s came in 1932. Despite it being their first match at the grounds, they managed to put on a great show. Mohammed Nasir was the first Indian to take a five-wicket haul at Lord’s. The Honour Board indicated him due to his outstanding debut performance.
Ishant Sharma has the record of best bowling figure by an Indian
Ishant Sharma was phenomenal in their match against England in 2014. He took 7 wickets and conceded 74 runs in their match and holds the record of the best bowling figure by an Indian. The Honour Board inducted him due to his outstanding record.
Sachin Tendulkar has scored just one century in Lord’s in 1998
Contrary to popular belief, Tendulkar has scored one century on this ground. His underwhelming performance is the only stain in his otherwise flawless career. He scored his sole century in Lord’s in a match against Marylebone Cricket Club in 1998. He scored a solid 125 to win the game for his side.
Dilip Vengsarkar is the only overseas player to hit 3 centuries in Lord’s
He is by far the most successful Indian player in Lord’s. The Honour Board has inducted him thrice. He is also the only overseas player to score 3 consecutive centuries at Lord’s Cricket Ground. His contribution to Indian cricket is monumental and he has been known as the “Lord of Lord’s”.