The press and the cricket loving public are the first to fault any cricketer who is even remotely “record” sensitive. Yet notice that most of the major news outlets were so hard pressed for cricket news on the last day of the Lahore Test that most of them lead their new reports with the fact that the opening partnership record was missed. Its a little unfair to expect the players to be insensitive to records when at the slightest opportunity the media and the press are displaying records of all types all over the place. Poke around the leading cricket website and you’ll be amazed the kind of stats and data mining you can do there.
Btw, Ganguly claims his record is good! Maybe that’s why the selected him:-)
The most interesting piece I read was the news that Viru had never heard of Pankaj Roy or Vinoo Mankad! I hope this piece is authentic because it has quotes from Dilip Vengsarkar. (Normally I don’t trust this site because of the kind of stuff they publish!)