#IndiaInEngland: Which Indian cricketers feature on the Lord's Honors Boards?
The Lord's Cricket Stadium, in London, has the famous Honors Boards. These boards commemorate cricketers, who excel in the Test matches played at this ground. The most prestigious and famed cricket ground- Lord's is in a space of its own and to etch your name on these boards is a dream of every cricketer. Here is all about the Lord's Honors Boards.
The criteria to get featured on the Honors Boards
Known as the 'Home of Cricket'- Lord's cricket ground is a special treat for cricketers and fans alike. The Honors Boards are placed at the Lord's pavilion. The boards feature cricketers, who either score a century while batting or pick 5 wickets or more in an innings. Bowlers, who take 10 wickets across two innings, also find their names inducted.
The nine players who have achieved both feats
To be named on the Honor Boards for both batting and bowling is an exceptional effort. Only nine players have managed the same. The likes of Englishmen Gubby Allen, Ray Illingworth, Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff, Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes are there on the list. They are joined by Australia's Keith Miller, West Indian Sir Garfield Sobers, and India's Vinoo Mankad.
Some legends who have missed out
Some of the game's legends have missed out being named on the Honors Board. These players are Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne, Curtly Ambrose and Brian Lara. It's quite baffling that they never quite got the show going at Lord's.
Indian cricketers who are on the Honors Boards
Indian stalwarts such as Vinoo Mankad, Gundappa Viswanath, Ravi Shastri, Mohammed Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly, Ajit Agarkar, Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane find their names on the Honors Board for scoring centuries. Dilip Vengsarkar is a star as the former stalwart struck three tons at Lord's. 14 Indian bowlers have managed to take a five-for here. Both Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar find their name.