Twist in the Tail

Giving Back

August 12, 2020 Shourov, Brian and Abhik Season 2 Episode 14
Twist in the Tail
Giving Back
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Twist in the Tail
Giving Back
Aug 12, 2020 Season 2 Episode 14
Shourov, Brian and Abhik

Abhik brings another game that is obscure to many but well known in the right circles.  Perhaps the greatest Ranji trophy final of them all. In May 1991, A star studded Bombay team looking to continue their dominance of Indian domestic cricket.  Standing in their way, Kapil Dev and an upstart Haryana team looking for their first bit of silverware. 

After a back and forth battle over 5 days, it comes down to one final last wicket partnership, as the two old stalwarts, Dilip Vengsarkar and Kapil Dev,  team-mates and protagonists over a generation, face off in the final stretch. 

But why did this game mean so much to these storied cricketers, who had already achieved so much in their lives ?  We discuss tradition, culture and passing the torch between generations in the context of perhaps the last time when domestic first class cricket really meant something. 

Today's Game: Ranji Trophy Final, Bombay vs Haryana, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, May 3-7 1991

And the story from Cricket Country

Show Notes

Abhik brings another game that is obscure to many but well known in the right circles.  Perhaps the greatest Ranji trophy final of them all. In May 1991, A star studded Bombay team looking to continue their dominance of Indian domestic cricket.  Standing in their way, Kapil Dev and an upstart Haryana team looking for their first bit of silverware. 

After a back and forth battle over 5 days, it comes down to one final last wicket partnership, as the two old stalwarts, Dilip Vengsarkar and Kapil Dev,  team-mates and protagonists over a generation, face off in the final stretch. 

But why did this game mean so much to these storied cricketers, who had already achieved so much in their lives ?  We discuss tradition, culture and passing the torch between generations in the context of perhaps the last time when domestic first class cricket really meant something. 

Today's Game: Ranji Trophy Final, Bombay vs Haryana, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, May 3-7 1991

And the story from Cricket Country