Mumbai: On March 9, 1996, India beat Pakistan in the World Cup quarter-final in Bangalore. The match itself was memorable for a number of reasons but those who were at the ground, especially those in the North Stand, will never forget a giant banner that hung from one of the balconies. On it were painted two words in an extra-large font: "Where's Dravid?"
It was no secret that a number of Bangaloreans felt hard done by when Dravid, one of the most consistent batsmen in the domestic circuit, was left out of the World Cup squad. Their demands were met immediately after the tournament: Dravid was selected for a tri-series in Singapore and went on to make his Test debut later that year.