IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer to ring Lord’s five-minute bell on Day 3; Check other Indians on the list

IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer to ring Lord's five-minute bell on Day 3; Check other Indians on the list
IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer to ring Lord's five-minute bell on Day 3; Check other Indians on the list

IND vs ENG 2nd Test: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer to ring Lord’s five-minute bell on Day 3; Check other Indians on the list – Former India cricketer Farokh Engineer will ring the 5-minute traditional bell at the Lord’s cricket ground ahead of the start of Day 3 on Saturday. The ringing of the five-minute bell at lord’s by an international cricketer, administrator or well-known enthusiast of the sport is a recent tradition introduced in 2007. 

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The former India and Lancashire wicketkeeper played 46 Test matches for his country, scoring over 2,600 runs in the process, and claimed in excess of 80 victims behind the stumps.

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Engineer played in six Gillette Cup Finals at Lord’s between 1970 and 1976, winning four of them. He was awarded Honorary Life Membership of MCC in 1981.

The ringing of the five-minute bell at a Lord’s Test by an international cricketer, administrator or well-known enthusiast of the sport is a recent tradition introduced in 2007.

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IND vs ENG 2nd Test: The opening day of this match saw former England star Enid Bakewell have the honour of signalling five minutes before play commenced, and the second day at the Home of Cricket, Andrew Strauss led a ceremonial bell ring with children who had benefitted from the work of the Ruth Strauss Foundation on ‘Red for Ruth’ day.

Bell at Lord’s 

The bell, which is located outside the Bowlers’ Bar of the Lord’s Pavilion, is rung to signify the imminent start of play, and it has become a great honour to be invited to ring it on the morning of a Test match.

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The first such occasion at Lord’s Cricket Ground took place when England welcomed the West Indies to the Home of Cricket in 2007. Legendary batsman Sir Vivian Richards and Peter Baxter, former producer of BBC Test Match Special, were among the bell-ringers for the match, while compatriot Sir Garfield Sobers has also had the Honour.

Indian who has rung the bell at Lord’s 

2007

The Nawab of Pataudi 

Sunil Gavaskar 

2011

Dilip Vengsarkar 

2014

Kapil Dev

Sourav Ganguly

Rahul Dravid

2018

Sanjay Manjrekar

2021

Farokh Engineer