Sourav Ganguly with Sachin Tendulkar. (Source: Twitter)

Former Indian openers Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly took a dig at the field restrictions that suggest that only four players can stay outside the 30-yard circle between the overs 11 and 40.

The ICC had tweeted some batting stats with a photo of Tendulkar and Ganguly. To this Sachin replied, “This brings back wonderful memories Dadi.

How many more do you think we would’ve been able to score with the restriction of 4 fielders outside the ring and 2 new balls?.”

Ganguly too didn’t miss the chance to make the witty reply and wrote, “Another 4000 or so ..2 new .. sounds like a cover drive flying to the boundary in the first over of the game.. for the remaining 50 overs Flexed biceps.


Both Tendulkar and Ganguly have been some of the finest cricketers that the world cricket has ever produced. Ganguly has led India to ICC Knockout trophy final in 2000, Natwest trophy win in 2002, World Cup 2003 final where they lost to Australia and to first Test series win in Pakistan.

Sachin on the other hand holds the record for most number of runs by an indivudal batsman. the right-handed batsman notched a total of 100 tons while also scored the first ODI double hundred in men’s cricket. He achieved the feat against South Africa.

Ganguly made his Test debut against England back in 1996 alongside Rahul Dravid. Popularly known for his brilliant off-side play, Ganguly struck a century for the team in his very first match. Dravid though fell short of a ton by just five runs in his debut match.