The tradition of ringing the bell was introduced in 2007 by MCC Chief Executive Keith Bradshaw © Getty images
The tradition of ringing the bell was introduced in 2007 by MCC Chief Executive Keith Bradshaw © Getty images

 

Jul 16, 2014

 

Former India cricketer and commentator Rahul Dravid will mark the beginning of the second Test between India and England at Lord’s by ringing the bell at the historic ground. The tradition of ringing the bell was introduced in 2007 by MCC Chief Executive Keith Bradshaw.

 

Dravid has played 164 Tests and 344 One-Day Internationals for scoring over 24,000 runs. Dravid’s most recent visit to Lord’s was a forgettable one as he was dismissed for a golden duck playing for Rest of the World against MCC XI. The iconic ground has recently completed its 200th anniversary and hosted a few exhibition matches as well. Lord’s boasts of one of the oldest sports museum.

 

India and England are all set to play the second of the five Tests at Lord’s on Thursday. The two teams will clash amidst the controversy over James Anderson allegedly pushing Ravindra Jadeja during the first Test at Trent bridge. Both sides have held their ground and have defended the actions of the respective players. England skipper Alastair Cook felt that India are making a mountain out a mole of the issue.