New Delhi, Sep 22: As Indian cricket team is playing their 500th Test match at Kanpur's Green Park Stadium, former and veteran India players could not hide their emotions on the historic feat.
Team India is playing 500th Test match since it started playing the game 80 years back. 285 players have represented the country in 499 Test matches. (Photo Gallery)
The team played its first ever Test when it was a British colony in 1932 but over the years, has established itself as a force in world cricket. (Honoured to Captain India: Kohli)
Several former and veteran India cricketers turned emotional and took to Twitter to express their emotions on the historic feat and thanked God for being a part of the Indian team.
Here's who said what:
Wishing Indn Crkt the very best in 500th Test-quite a journey this-pl make it memorable w/clean positive display & w/spirit o Crkt intact!!!— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) September 22, 2016
285 players have represented the country in 499 Test matches. Historic moment for Indian cricket today #500thTest— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 22, 2016
Wow #500thTest— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 22, 2016
Must score 500+runs and win this to make this a memorable one.
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A landmark Test to start a landmark season https://t.co/oiSwnPLBxa— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) September 22, 2016
I guess that's why we are staying at the Landmark Hotel in Kanpur 😉
Indian players have hit many centuries but India will hit a memorable 5th century on Sept 22. Let’s rock in #500thTest#@bcci#kanpur— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) September 21, 2016
Enjoying the team event , celebrating the 500 test match function with evryone!!👍👏👏 pic.twitter.com/LHm88tq6FG— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) September 21, 2016
India#1stTest @ Lord's 1932— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 22, 2016
India#500thTest @ Kanpur 2016— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 22, 2016
Celebrating 500th Test Match of Indian Cricket at Green Park, Kanpur. Historic and full of enthusiasm. My Best Wishes to Team India @BCCI— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) September 22, 2016