On Monday afternoon, some of the Team India players except Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who briefly spoke on Sunday evening and members of the support staff wished former captain Sourav Ganguly in the lead-up to his 100th Test.
Here goes (alphabetically):
Chetan Chauhan (manager): Its going to be a big achievement and Id like to congratulate him on behalf of the team
Sourav has made a terrific comeback and has been performing in every series
He has a big heart and is always determined
Im sure hell produce a memorable innings at the MCG.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Its such a huge achievement
Sourav has given so much to Indian cricket that it will be befitting if he gets a hundred in his 100th Test.
Rahul Dravid: Its a great feeling when a teammate is about to achieve something
Its special and Sourav deserves it
Its a tribute to his skills
He has worked very hard
Getting to 100 Tests is a reflection not only of your ability, but physical strength and mental toughness
It takes a lot out of you
The 100th Test is just another Test, but its also a milestone and allows you to sit back and reflect on your achievements. Over the years, Sourav has done a few great things
I wish him all the best.
Wasim Jaffer: My good wishes for Sourav
Very few Indians have played 100 Tests and, so, its going to be a big achievement.
Dinesh Karthik: I wish Dada all the very best
I hope he gets a hundred and we win the Test
Just wont get better than that.
Venkatesh Prasad (bowling coach): Sourav has made a tremendous contribution and I wish him the very best
Many more Test matches and many more runs.
Lalchand Rajput (cricket manager): Were all very happy for Sourav
Hope he has a merry Christmas and then gives us a gift in his 100th Test!
Pankaj Singh: We wish Sourav well and wish he scores a hundred.