Graham Gooch: Cricket’s Grandest Batsman

There is a saying that “Maturity comes with experience, not age” and Graham Gooch proved it as a cricketer for England. Graham Gooch had the maturity needed in his veins whether it was him as a batsman, captain or as a batting coach for England and it just grew as he became older! His professional cricket career took off in 1973 in a first-class match … Continue reading Graham Gooch: Cricket’s Grandest Batsman

Vivian Richards’ 189* against England

It was in the days of thin bats, no helmets and deadly bouncers, the days when a team would struggle to score over a hundred runs together, the days when scores over 150 were made just four times in the history of the game and the days when Sir Vivian Richards was playing. Hitting a four was considered a skill back then and hitting a … Continue reading Vivian Richards’ 189* against England

Kapil Dev’s 175* against Zimbabwe

There are two kinds of memorable knocks, those which will be remembered in the history and those which influenced history. Kapil Dev’s iconic knock of 175* is of the second kind. The Context: The 1983 World Cup (then Prudential Cup) was hosted by England. This was the third time consecutively that England was hosting the tournament because no other nation could organize an event of … Continue reading Kapil Dev’s 175* against Zimbabwe

Australia vs South Africa 1999, WC Semis

It was the clash between two titans of that tournament- South Africa and Australia. They were one of the best teams in the tournament and hence this 1999 WC Semis match was expected to be mouth-watering and exciting, and boy, did it deliver! Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat belts to witness this amazing contest: – Build-up The setting was perfect for this clash. … Continue reading Australia vs South Africa 1999, WC Semis