“I was telling people if every time I answered a question about Multan I got a rupee, I would be a multi-millionaire by now”, this is how Rahul Dravid started when he was about the surprise declaration during the Multan Test when Sachin Tendulkar was left stranded on 194.
Eversince the their retirement, “Fab 4” of Indian batting Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman were on the same stage for the launching of Sachin’s Auto-biography Playing It My Way.
“The abiding memory for me in that particular Test match was me giving the ball to Sachin Tendulkar to bowl the last over of the day and he got Moin Khan out. We walked off as a team celebrating that wicket. For me, that was what it was all about. India was on the verge of a historic Test win, winning a Test match in Pakistan for the first time. And Sachin being to forget all of that and focus like he has done so many times on what was the most important thing to do, to win Test matches for India. With the ball, and just to see that joyful glee for us as a team, that for me as the captain was brilliant”, Dravid said.
Sachin too replied for the question that was put forward by saying “There are so many disagreements we have in the dressing room, it just happens behind the closed doors and the whole world doesn’t get to see that. This one happened on the field but that doesn’t mean we are fighting and we are not talking to each other. We closed that chapter immediately and we have had many match-winning partnerships after that and above all, Jam and I continue to be good friends so that is what really matters.”
It was the first Test that India had ever won in Pakistan and that match is well remembered for Virender Sehwag‘s 309, the first ever Indian to score 300.