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Age becomes an issue for India's Fab Four

September 17, 2008

India's four most senior batsmen, the engine room of the national side for more than a decade, are facing a debate over their age and whether the time is ripe to inject fresh blood into the Test squad.

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  • Dubbed the "Fab Four", former captains Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar plus VVS Laxman are coming under pressure ahead of a high-profile home Test series against Australia starting on October 9.

    - Debate: End of the road for Ganguly?

    The heated debate has been sparked after they struggled during a 2-1 Test series defeat in Sri Lanka in July and August, where spin sensation Ajantha Mendis repeatedly foxed them.

    Photographs: Getty Images | Text: N Ananthanarayanan/Reuters

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