X and Y

11th Jan 1992 was the day this stylish left-hander made his first international appearance. Let us call him X. X was just 19 then. He walked in with the score at 35/4 to join another prodigious 18 year old at the crease. After facing 13 unconvincing deliveries, X was given out LBW with just 3 runs against his name. Let us call the bowler who got him out Y. It was Y's eighth ODI game and he ended up with figures of 5/31 and the Man of the Match award. Poor X had to wait more than 4 years before he could appear again in an ODI. By that time Y had appeared in 63 ODIs for the West Indies and was done playing for them.

Who is X? and Who is Y? No bonus points for naming the prodigious 18 year old.

Hint: X and Y would be running into each other this Sunday during the opening ceremony of the ICC cricket world cup.

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Blogger Jason 8:33 PM

X - Saurav Ganguly
Y - Anderson Cummins

:)    



Blogger vishnupavan 4:30 AM

Congratz Jason.. :)    



Blogger bhattathiri 2:53 PM

Meditation will give more strength and regain form for cricket players
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Newyork times
Time magazine    



Blogger angshu 10:54 AM

The comment above mine perhaps attempts to explain the secret behind X's comeback. However there's a missing Z-angle to your quiz.

Z is the man who around that same time in 1992 was starting on the path to etching his name in cricketing books with the same golden letters as the 18-year-old and yet, like Y and unexpectedly so, was nearly done by the time X made his comeback - replacing Z.    



Blogger vishnupavan 6:46 PM

Hope you aren't talking about andrea hewitt's husband - his test career was over in '95 but he did get to play the shorter version till '00 (though it was off and on for a long while)    



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