Melbourne: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will have a bumper 75,000 crowd on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test to bid farewell to the famous Indian batting trio of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and V.V.S. Laxman, who will be playing their last series on Australian soil.
It could also be the last time the Melbourne crowd would see two Australian greats Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey playing a Test in the 100,000-seat majestic stadium.
Cricket Australia (CA) have sold more than 75,000 tickets for the first day of the four-Test series. Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) visitors passes have also been sold out for the traditional and iconic post-Christmas sporting event.