Best Friendships in the Game of Cricket
Friendship makes the world a better place to live and the world of cricket is certainly no different. Some cricketers were childhood best friends since childhood, but others developed close ties while playing for the same team. On Friendship Day, we present a story of the closest friendships in the history of Gentlemen’s Game
Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly
Sachin and Sourav shared excellent chemistry not only on the field but also off the field. It was a completely different Indian side when the two opened the sleeves together. It was Sachin, the captain, who then promoted Sourav Ganguly to the opening position in the ODI division. As a result of this important decision, Ganguly has achieved countless feats and broken numerous records. Later, Dada even became one of the best captains in the history of the game. The two still share a great bond and respect for each other.
Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir
These two opening mixers were as different as chalk and cheese. But they gelled well and got along like a house on fire. Both always had the best thing to say to each other. Sehwag once said: “After Sunil Gavaskar, India never had a match as open as Gautam Gambhir.” When Sehwag retired, Gambhir became emotional. He said that part of him had gone with Sehwag. “There will be no other player like Sehwag.”
Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene
The two jewels of the island nation are inseparable. These two legends have redefined Sri Lankan cricket in more ways than one. These two explosive drummers were so close that Mahela’s best half was the bridesmaid at Sangakkara’s wedding, while Sangakkara was to be Mahela’s best man during Her wedding. After retirement, Sanga and Mahela are still best friends who participate together in several projects.
Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman
Symbols of perseverance, Laxman and Dravid have spoken of their friendship on several occasions. Both were calm and calm, and their win-match partnership was always a threat to the opposition. Similar in nature, they let their bats talk and one compliments the other.
Ian Botham and Vivian Richards
Botham and Richards, two of the game’s greatest legends, shared a house while playing for Somerset in Cricket County. Those were the first days of their careers. Sir Ian Botham once said that Viv was like his brother. Similarly, Sir Viv Richards had declared that Ian Botham was special to him. Despite representing two different countries, the two were present for each other in the ups and downs of life and between them on important occasions. Years after their retirement, nothing has changed and they remain the dearest friends.