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The spinner also took ten wickets in an innings against Pakistan in 1999 and as a result, he became only the second cricketer in history after Jim Laker to take all ten wickets in an innings.

The BCCI elections are scheduled to be held on October 23 but with Ganguly being the only candidate to file his nomination for the top post of Indian cricket, he is set to be elected unopposed.

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) rolled out the red carpet for its most famous member as Sourav Ganguly returned in a new avatar — president-elect of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

Ganguly, however, will be able to serve as BCCI President only until September 2020. He has been holding posts in the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for the past five years where he currently serves as President. An administrator can only serve six years on the trot.

The Master Blaster will play cricket for the third time since his retirement in 2013, having played three T20s in the USA in 2015 and for the MCC against the Rest of the World XI in 2014.

Continuing to train his guns at Pakistan, Rajnath said, "You divided India into two pieces as part of the two-nation theory in 1947. But in 1971, your country was divided into two pieces again. And if the situation persists, then no power can stop Pakistan from being broken up further."

India resumed their innings from 273/3 on day two. Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane continued their partnership and built a massive stand of 178 runs for the fourth wicket.

So far, she has played 204 ODI matches and has smashed 6731 runs with an astonishing average of 51.38. The 36-year-old cricketer has also played 89 T20Is and has amassed 2364 runs.

After the Pakistan series, Gambhir was part of the Indian team for the five-match ODI home series against England in January 2013, which turned out to be his final outing in the 50-over format.

The all-rounder went under the knife on Friday. He had travelled to London on October 2 along with team India physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar.