Gautam Gambhir’s perseverance has paid off. The veteran opener, who last represented India in the English tour of 2014, is back in the national test squad. Continuing the same train of thought, we look at some famous comebacks in Indian cricket.
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1) Sourav Ganguly- 2006-07
In the early 2000s, Ganguly was the go to man in Indian cricket. From winning overseas test matches, to leading India to the brink of World Cup Glory, Ganguly created one milestone after another. It seemed he could do no wrong.
However, those versed in sports know very well that good times don’t last forever. After a sustained period of poor form, Ganguly clashed with new coach, Greg Chappell. The captain was then unceremoniously dumped from the national team.
However, the southpaw made the mother of all comebacks in the winter of the 2006-07 season. India were going through a difficult period with multiple reverses in the limited overs format. A tough test series in South Africa loomed.
It was in these circumstances that the prince of Kolkata made a stunning comeback. In fact, Ganguly finished as the highest Indian run getter in the series with 214 runs scored at an average of nearly 43. Although India lost the series, Ganguly had done his job and went on to have a healthy run of scores until his retirement in 2008.