Video: India’s Fab Five’s best ODI Innings

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Indian cricket has been gifted with some outstanding batsmen since the beginning. Players like Sunil Gavaskar, Kris Srikkanth, Dilip Vengsarkar has done quite well intheODI format for the Indian Cricket team. In the current generation there are players like Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma and others who are the leading examples of top quality batting display.

        Dravid, Ganguly, Laxman and Tendulkar; stalwarts of Indian cricket

But as one can’t argue that the best Indian batsman ever was Sachin Tendulkar, they can’t argue that his partners in crime were the best India ever got.

Sehwag and Tendukar during a Commentary Event 

The era from 1997 to 2013 has been dominated by India’s favourite Fabolous Five aka Fab Five. Along with Tendulkar, the others were Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman – all legends of Indian cricket.

The Fabolous Five of Indian Cricket; Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid, Laxman and Sehwag (From Left to Right)

While Ganguly and Sehwag were demolishing on their day, Dravid used to be more of a builder and Laxman, though didn’t have a long ODI career but played some eyecatching knocks during his tenure.

ODI Stats of the Fab Five:

Players

Matches

Runs

Highest

Sachin Tendulkar

463

18426

200*

Sourav Ganguly

311

11363

183

Rahul Dravid

344

10889

153

VVS Laxman

86

2338

131

Virender Sehwag

251

8273

219

 

Today we shall relive the most special innings these legends played in their illustrious ODI career.

  • VVS Laxman 107 vs Pakistan: Laxman scored a crucial hundred in the final match of the India Pakistan ODI series in 2004 and his knock helped the men in Blue to put up a score excess of 280 and India managed to win the game and the historic series.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tl5Dg07V9E

  • Rahul Dravid 153 vs New Zealand: Dravid and Tendulkar put up a huge partnership and India made 353. The Wall got his hundred and Tendulkar also scored 186 in that match. But few years later, he scored second quickest fifty by an Indian, again Kiwis were the opposition.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZj_xuZSHd4

  • Sourav Ganguly 183 vs Sri Lanka: Ganguly played this pivotal knock in 1999 World Cup and it still his highest score by an Indian in a World Cup. He has scored four hundreds in World Cups, most by an Indian. Beside that he is India’s one of the best ever Captains.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoijXl0zta4

  • Sachin Tendulkar 200* vs South Africa: The cricketing God of India played this superhuman knock in Gwalior India against an impressive Proteas attack. He became the first man to score a double hundred in ODI cricket.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqAl5JfGRWs&t=23s

  • Virender Sehwag 219 vs West Indies: Known as one of the most devastating batsman of World Cricket, Virender Sehwag was just an absolute destroyer of bowling attacks. He did the same against the Caribbeans this time around. He dismantled the Windies attack and overtook Tendulkar’s double hundred and became only the second batsman to do so, both were Indians.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqrwSyo14BE

 

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