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Azhar rings Eden bell ahead of India-WI first T20

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Former rang the bell just after the national anthems of both and the were played, ahead of the first T20 international between the two sides at the here on Sunday.

Accompanied by Association of Bengal (CAB) Avishek Dalmiya, completed the much sought after ritual in front of a half-full stadium.

His inimitable swagger intact, the 55-year old -- wearing a pink polo t-shirt and denims -- wore a wry smile on his face as the venue holds a special place in his heart.

From his debut hundred in 1984-85 at the iconic ground to a match-saving hundred in 1993, and have a connection.

The ringing of the five-minute bell, introduced at Lord's, is a ritual started in 2007. An or or a well known enthusiast of the sport is tasked to perform the act.

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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 19:52 IST
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