Eden Gardens is Only Second-Best to Lord's, Says Dilip Vengsarkar

The Cricket Association of Bengal released special stamps to commemorate 150 years of the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The event was attended by former cricketers like Dilip Vengsarkar, Bishan Singh Bedi and Michael Holding.

Updated: November 12, 2014 17:54 IST
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Former Indian cricketers Dilip Vengsarkar (right) and Earapalli Prasanna share a light moment during the ceremony to celebrate 150 years of Eden Gardens.


Paying a glowing tribute to Eden Gardens, former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar on Wednesday, rated the stadium as only second-best to the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground in London. (Indian cricket's 'golden oldies' release stamps in honour of Eden Gardens)

"Eden Gardens is one of the best venues in world cricket. Of course the Lord's is the best. But Eden Gardens comes a close second. There may be a debate with CCI but I always enjoyed playing here," the Mumbaikar said in his address during a stamp release function in Eden Gardens 150-year celebration here.

Vengsarkar had scored his first Test century -- 157 not out in the second innings against the West Indies -- here in December 1978.

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