Saturday, March 21, 2009

A little quiz

Quick trivia question (checking cricket record books or online archives not allowed): Who was India's captain the last time India won a test in New Zealand? And what was interesting about his being captain?

Strange to think its taken 33 years to win another test in New Zealand. A good start, now to be kept up.

8 Comments:

Blogger Satish Srinivasan said...

I think Manzoor Ali Khan Pataudi. (I didn't check the records, touch wood!)

What was special? No idea.. He has one eye, he got booked for hunting deer ;).

1:19 AM  
Blogger Homer said...

Gavaskar in 75-76. Wasnt Bedi the captain for the rest of the series though?

1:24 AM  
Anonymous Sfx said...

Homer, as is often the case, is right.

2:03 AM  
Blogger Soulberry said...

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4:51 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Homer: Thats right. It was Gavaskar, he was a stand-in, and it was his first test as captain. And he scored a ton!

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Leg Break said...

And later in that series (3rd test) Bedi spent the 3rd day of the tet in hospital from hypothermia (?sp)

6:07 PM  
Blogger nirav said...

sachin is great!!!!!!!
beauty

12:54 AM  
Blogger YellowMonkey said...

Good to see some development as well as the win

http://blogs.livemint.com/blogs/silly_point/archive/2009/03/22/crushing-win-highlighted-by-tangible-development.aspx

1:04 AM  

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