This Oil on Canvas art work (165 cm x 120 cm ) shows the FAB four Cricketers in action in highly popular emotionally charged Sydney test match in Sydney Cricket Ground ( SCG ) Sydney Australia in January 2008; which Australia won as their 16th consecutive test match win. Please use larger image for better viewing. In the Sydney test match, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman made centuries and celebrating , Saurabh Ganguly and Rahul Dravid played a great supporting role. Apart from FAB Four this painting also shows the Off Spinner Harbhajan Singh who plays with great passion, a real fighter and great entertainer of fans. Here Off Spinner Harbhanjan Singh is giving a popular commando salute in an entertaining style. There was a big misunderstanding in the match due to the unpopular remarks were misunderstood due to cultural differences and racism charges were fiercely fought and were eventually dropped as clarification came to hand to the ICC appointed judge. The Indian team threantend to to pack off and go home. The temperaments kept flared up and in the next test match in Perth Indian team won to halt Australian cricket team at 16 win. This series was also called as the Bollyline Series – I , as compared to infamous Bodyline Series in Ashes history.
The feared FAB four are the World Cricket heritage and are universally loved by a vast majority over a billion of cricket fans all over the world irrespective of their nationality. The FAB four consists of four worlds leading batsmen in the top band of professional cricket . Here is a brief information for the fans.
1. Sachin Tendulkar- Full Name: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar Born : April 24, 1973 is said to be the modern incarnation of great Don Bradman for his explosive batting in Test and one day cricket ; a true brightest star in the stratosphere. Sachin has been the first man to go part 12000 runs in test cricket against the world class opposition Australia. He has scored more than 16,000 runs in One Day Cricket. Sachin Tendulkar has mesmerized fans across the globe irrespective of their country of origin for his sheer class as a top cricketer, a truly likable person and very soft spoken with a great humility.
2. Rahul Dravid – Full name – Rahul Sharad Dravid Born January 11, 1973 aka The Wall , is a technical sound batsman with water tight defense and makes runs day in and out as a pillar for FAB four backbone and has been ICC top batsman with over 10,000 runs in test and one day cricket. On personal note, Rahul Dravid is a true gentleman and commands respect from peers and colleagues.
3. Saurabh Ganguly –Full Name: Sourav Chandidas Ganguly Born July 8, 1972,aka Dada is a left hand batsman and most successful captain to galvanise the steel in his team to make them world renowned. Saurabh Ganguly is the opening partner of one day cricket with Sachin Tendulkar as the most destructive and successful openers to thrash opposition bowlers to all corners of the ground. Ganguly has already scored more than 7,000 runs in the test matches and over 10,000 runs in the one day cricket. He is soon to retire.
4. VVS Laxman –Full Name: Vangipurappu Venkata Sai Laxman Born November 1, 1974 aka Very Very Special youngest of FAB four. Laxman is a wristy willowing magician batsman to hit the best balls with assurance, authority and with no fuss. Once he sets his eyes; he just love to play and exudes class and already scored over 6000 test runs.
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