Kolkata: From Chandu Borde and Salim Durani -- the chief architects of India's first Test win at Eden --to Sourav Ganguly, the stadium's rich history was hailed as Cricket Association of Bengal began 150 years' celebrations of the stadium with a book and documentary launch on Thursday.
While Ganguly singled out VVS Laxman's (281) and Rahul Dravid's 180 as the best-ever performances, former all-rounders Borde and Durani reminisced their win against the Englishmen in 1961-62 and said it was a dream for yesteryear's cricketers' to play at the Eden.
"During a Test, then English skipper Naseer Hussain once told me it's tough to play here; the batsmen don't get out and at the same time it's difficult to stop the roar. I told them you come here to participate," Ganguly said in his address. (Also read: Sourav Ganguly's Atletico de Kolkata Aims to Bind a Historic Football 'Divide')