Cricket nostalgia

There are two things that got me interested in cricket.
One, my dad started subscribing to 'The Sportstar'.
Two, this particular match.
Australia v India, 1985/86, 3rd Test

Sydney Cricket Ground

2,3,4,5,6 January 1986 (5-day match)
India 1st innings 
SM Gavaskar b Holland 172 
K Srikkanth b Reid 116 
M Amarnath c Bright b Gilbert 138 
*N Kapil Dev b Gilbert 42 
DB Vengsarkar not out 37 
M Azharuddin not out 59 
Extras (b 5, lb 9, nb 22) 36
Total (4 wickets declared, 169 overs) 600

India almost won this match. They required just four more wic

kets. In the previous match, incidentally Steve Waugh's debut match, India need just 124 from 25 overs but didn't go for the kill. I was so disappointed with the 'almost' victory - a premonition of what to expect of this team.

Cricket, today, is probably my only channel for patriotism. Sad, but quite true.

Happy Independence Day!

1 comment:

  1. Rajkumar9:45 AM

    There was another match in the same series where Kapil took 8 wickets -

    I still remember "The Hindu" next day featuring half-page size photo of Kapil about deliver a ball.