We all wanted to be like Pankaj Roy, says Sourav Ganguly

Pankaj Roy had played 43 Tests for India in a span of 10 years scoring 2442 runs with five centuries. However he will always be remembered for the record 413-run opening partnership with Vinoo Mankad against New Zealand in 1954-55.

updated: December 03, 2012 18:32 IST
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Kolkata: Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday said his generation of players in Bengal all wanted to be like celebrated Test opener Pankaj Roy when he started playing cricket.

"The modern generation wants to be like (M.S.) Dhoni, (Rahul) Dravid or Yuvraj (Singh) but when we started playing cricket all we knew was about Pankaj-da," said Ganguly at the launch of a book on Bengal's cricket legend Roy.

Pankaj Roy is best known for establishing the world record opening partnership of 413 runs with Vinoo Mankad against New Zealand at Chennai in 1956, which remained unbroken for 52 years.

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