On March 14, 2001, during a Test match against Australia at the Eden Gardens, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman wrote the book on history. One of India’s greatest cricketing events still revolves around their partnership.
On this day in 2001, two of the greatest Indian batsmen in cricket history, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, orchestrated a 376-run partnership to complete a historic comeback against Australia at the iconic Eden Gardens venue. Even today, stories of the duo’s bat heroics are told in every corner of the nation. On the 22nd anniversary of the event, former India cricketer Hemang Badani revealed an unheard story from the game that summed up Laxman and Dravid’s incredible comeback.
On March 14, 2001, Dravid and Laxman entered the field with India leading Australia 254-9. At stumps, India had a total of 589/4 after the pair went the entire day without losing a wicket.
Laxman ultimately scored 281 runs from 452 deliveries, compared to Dravid’s 180 runs from 353 balls.