Athletes dedicating wins to their families, friends and even pets is quite common but flamboyant England off-spinner Graeme Swann has dedicated the ODI series triumph over India to the London Zoo because he happened to have a good time there.
Graeme Swann feels the need to beat India in India is the real test for his side. The spinner however, is confident that his team with some players 'who have barely hit puberty' is up to the task.
Have you ever seen a caterpillar in its cocoon? It's warm and safe inside. Only when it is ready for the next stage, ready to spread its wings and fly, does it come out. It's time the Indian Cricket Board came out of its comfort zone or shall we say its cocoon to prepare the Indian cricket for its next stage.
England will invite all the players involved in their journey to the top of Test cricket to attend the celebrations of their feat on the final day of the fourth Test against India at The Oval.
An acknowledged gourmet in his friend circle, master batsman Sachin Tendulkar still relishes a spicy 'vada-pav', a Maharashtrian invention modelled on burger.
Another first Test in an overseas series, and another defeat for this Indian team. The only positive, perhaps, is that India would be used to this scenario, since they have faced it five times on their last seven tours (excluding tours to Bangladesh) all within the last four years.
Following are the approaching milestones and interesting facts when India and England lock horns.