Top 10 moments in Indian Cricket
Indian cricket has come up leaps and bounds but there are certain things that defined us no doubt. Here are my top 10 moments which will be in our memories forever
1. 1983 World Cup win - When Richards was batting the game was almost written off but the Indians had a different thought. Denying the Windies team of a third successive win, the Indians beat the unbeatable team.
2. Natwest Trophy Final - Ganguly swinging his shirt. India became established as a team that was not to be taken lightly. They showed that they were fearless and gunned down a 300+ score on a final, no less.
3. 2007 T20 world cup win - A team that nobody expected to win came out as champions. A true underdog story. The emergence of Dhoni the champion.
4. Anil Kumble taking 10 wickets. Doing the unimaginable in a winning cause no less
5. Gavaskar scoring 34 centuries. I never saw Gavaskar as a match winner. He was a player who scored big runs but not many were winning runs but he went where no man had gone before. That record would eventually be beaten by Sachin Tendulkar
6. Bapu Nadkarni’s spell vs England in Madras 1963–64 - 29 overs, 26 maidens, 3 runs. Arguably the most economical spell in world cricket with 21 consecutive maidens
7. Dravid-Laxman partnership vs Australia in Eden Gardens. The team got a follow-on in the first innings. Defying the odds, the best pair in our test roster turned the game and won our hearts
8. Ganguly commentary - trolling Nasser Hussain, commenting on crowds and on Sachin and last but not the least his quirkiness in saying Austrialia would not win their 16th consecutive test. This in addition to his trust in Kumble and Harbhajan and not to mention his Dadagiri
9. 2011 World Cup final - Sachin was gone and several televisions were switched off. Luckily I did not. The rest as they say is history. 2 90s and a six to bring a second world cup for India.
10. Sachin’s last game - That picture taken by 41-year-old photojournalist Atul Kamble as Sachin came to the field says all that you need to know about cricket in India
(via A voice for the everyman by Q)