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Woh pyaari yadein : India tour of West Indies - 1971

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I have heard somewhere that Gavaskar would not take pictures,  go to clubs due to cigarette smoke or read books( only form of recreation in those days) which he loved doing a month before the test matches to ensure his eyes have enough rest :hatsoff:

 

Only Kohli comes close to that dedication

and sacrifice.

 

The rest were hardworkers too but these guys took it to a different extreme.

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18 minutes ago, SK_IH said:

Wonderful read @Straight Drive uncle :p:

Thank you.

15 minutes ago, maniac said:

I have heard somewhere that Gavaskar would not take pictures,  go to clubs due to cigarette smoke or read books( only form of recreation in those days) which he loved doing a month before the test matches to ensure his eyes have enough rest :hatsoff:

 

Only Kohli comes close to that dedication

and sacrifice.

 

The rest were hardworkers too but these guys took it to a different extreme.

Sunny was temperamentally very strong and had immense patience. Only Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Pujara seem to show that much patience. Quality wise Sachin and Dravid could be compared to Sunny.

 

In his days the second best bat was Vishy. As tall as Sunny was but Vishy's wrist work was much superior. Sunny on the other hand was a level above on comparison on all aspects.

 

 

12 minutes ago, zen said:

Gavaskar is the #1 test batsman for Ind! 

For someone who played quite a few years without grilled helmets and skull caps, he distinguishes himself over lot. Sachin and Dravid are comparable to him. Kohli isn't yet comparable technically to Sunny.

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46 minutes ago, Stradlater said:

Damn how old are you :ohmy:

My mum wasn't even born then.

Anyway excellent write up. Enjoyed reading it. Keep posting.

Thank you. Glad that you liked reading it.

 

Would try to follow this with our first overseas test series win in England against England -  it was the immediate tour to this one (a win). The other ones would be 1976 tour to WI (the one India lost under Bedi :((), the 1982 against WI in WI (another lost series under Kapil's captaincy :(( but this is what i want to cover as it is the best pace attack i have ever seen ), the 1989 against WI in WI  (loss under Vengsarkar'scaptaincy).  Also the best spin quartet in history of the game.  Something covering Pakistan and England as well that would mean i have covered one series each of 4 Worlds ATG all-rounders (Sobers, Kapil, Imran and Botham).

 

I will leave anything after that era to others because there are many over here who can easily cover the remaining as they must have surely seen it.

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