Cricket Today|June 26, 2020
Cricketers are not expected to be strong in the game’s history. It is enough if they can play an elegant cover drive or bowl a well-disguised googly and if they do not know who were the first pair of batsmen to share in a 300-run partnership or the first bowler to take 300 wickets in Tests it really shouldn’t matter. One recalls Virender Sehwag coming up with ``Kaun Mankad, Kaun Roy’’ when told that he and Rahul Dravid had come within four runs of setting a new world record for the first wicket held by Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy. In his own inimitable manner, Sehwag played an airy-fairy shot to be caught behind after the pair had put on 410 against Pakistan at Lahore in 2006.
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June 26, 2020