3 batting legends to score a pair on Test debut
Cricket is the most unpredictable sport in the world, which in turn makes it full of uncertainties and excitement. Representing the country at the international level is itself a big achievement for a player. However, to establish himself at the highest level he has to prove his potential against the best teams in the world. There have been numerous instances when debutants have stunned the world with their impeccable performances and have managed to entertain the fans all across the globe.
On the contrary though, players failing to perform in their debut game is not an elusive sight either, as they are unable to withstand the pressure of international cricket. Here are three batting legends who got a pair in their debut game but still managed to prove their prowess as a batsman.
#1 Marvan Atapattu
Marvan Atapattu is one of the greatest batsman to have represented Sri Lanka in all formats of the game. Atapattu has more than 14000 international runs against his name which proves his stature at the international level.However, he had an unforgettable start to his career, as he was dismissed without scoring in both the innings of his debut Test match against India in 1990.
Despite an awful start to his career, Attapattu showed temperament, persistence and fortitude, which in turn made him a batting legend for Sri Lanka.