Reportedly former india batsman VVS Laxman on saturday expressed gratitude to prime minister narendra modi, who during his annual 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' event, reminded students of the famous 376 run partnership between Laxman and rahul dravid that helped india record an epic win against australia at the Eden Gardens in kolkata in 2001.
Laxman said in a tweet "Thank you very much Narendra Modiji for sharing the story of historic kolkata Test Match and inspiring young students. To students preparing for exams, my humble advice would be to be clear about your goals and be determined to make it happen and do not compare yourself with anyone". Furthermore reaching out to students across the country through the third edition of the 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' program at the Talkatora Stadium in New delhi on january 20, the prime minister told them not to get demotivated by temporary setbacks. The prime minister had also cited former india leg-spinner anil Kumble's example of playing with a broken jaw against the west indies in a Test match in 2002.
As per report Kumble, on his part, had thanked prime minister modi and tweeted: "Honoured to have been mentioned in Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020 Thank you prime minister narendra modi ji. Best wishes to everyone writing their exams."