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5 myths in Indian cricket proved wrong

Busting the myths around five famous stories which many Indian fans believe are true.

Top 5 / Top 10 13 Jun 2016, 10:39 IST
Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly was undoubtedly one of India’s best skippers of all-time

“Myth is, after all, the never ending story” – Joan D. Vinge

There are a plethora of myths that have engulfed Indian cricket over the years. Billions of Indian cricket fans are so obsessed with the gentleman’s game that they are ready to believe fanciful stories that hardly bear any legitimacy.

We dug deep to find out five such myths about Indian cricket which should be busted.

Here is the list:

1) Yuvraj Singh’s ODI Debut

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh bowled 4 overs in his debut against Kenya (Image Credits: EspnCricinfo)

One of the most prolific limited-overs batsmen of India, Yuvraj Singh burst on to the scene in the ICC KnockOut Trophy 2000 in Nairobi when he played a wonderful innings of 84 against Australia.

There is no doubting the quality of that knock, but not many know that that match was not the southpaw's debut game. He, in fact, made his debut against Kenya in the same tournament.

But in the game against Kenya, he was not required to bat as the Indian top-order chased down the target of 209 with consummate ease. Ganguly and Dravid both scored half-centuries in that game.

Yuvraj bowled 4 overs in the match against Kenya and conceded 16 runs without picking up any wicket.

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