Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The winter of 1976

4 Comments:

OpenID behindsquare said...

how you doing,

enjoying you blog , and added you to my roll

www.behindsquare.wordpress.com

go ahead and add me back if you like

cricket was the winner on the day

Ding

11:47 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Behind Square: Thanks for the comment and the blog roll. I've reciprocated!

1:21 PM  
Blogger Suhas said...

Good post Samir, it's intriguing to think that so much of the essence of test cricket could be captured in that one series. From what i've read, Tony Greig brought along something which very rare among visiting captains to the subcontinent in those days - a sense of humour. Wonder if that served an introduction to the importance of captaincy PR?

I wrote a post long back in similar vein, though it was more about the particular match and series which changed my preference from one-day to test cricket.

http://thekiwiflies.blogspot.com/2009/01/from-afar-part-1-oval-test-1999.html

3:24 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Suhas: Thanks for the comment. I agree with you about Greig - he certainly took on the country whole-heartedly.

Incidentally, I quite liked that 1999 series as I watched a great deal of it while visiting India that summer - the timings were perfect - stay home, out of the heat, and watch the telly! I remember Doull bowling Nasser with an absolute peach in the test that Tudor scored 99* as England won.

7:46 AM  

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