Twist in the Tail

Special Skills

October 18, 2020 Shourov, Brian and Abhik Season 2 Episode 17
Twist in the Tail
Special Skills
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Twist in the Tail
Special Skills
Oct 18, 2020 Season 2 Episode 17
Shourov, Brian and Abhik

March 6, 1971.  A revered day for Indian cricket fans. The debut of Sunil Manohar Gavaskar. 

A West Indian  team in transition  still has a star studded batting line-up and a usual bowling attack.   In opposition the fabled Indian spin trio, a colourful cast of journeymen and two young batting stars on the rise. 

A lot to like about this game, but Abhik has brought it in honour of one special man.  Eknath "Ekky" Solkar - enigmatic allrounder, unusual sledger, fast mover on the dance floor and perhaps the greatest short leg fielder ever

A carnival atmosphere, a famous victory and an unusual record leads to stories of special skills elsewhere in life.

Today's game:

2nd Test, Port of Spain, Mar 6-10 1971, India tour of West Indies 

Show Notes

March 6, 1971.  A revered day for Indian cricket fans. The debut of Sunil Manohar Gavaskar. 

A West Indian  team in transition  still has a star studded batting line-up and a usual bowling attack.   In opposition the fabled Indian spin trio, a colourful cast of journeymen and two young batting stars on the rise. 

A lot to like about this game, but Abhik has brought it in honour of one special man.  Eknath "Ekky" Solkar - enigmatic allrounder, unusual sledger, fast mover on the dance floor and perhaps the greatest short leg fielder ever

A carnival atmosphere, a famous victory and an unusual record leads to stories of special skills elsewhere in life.

Today's game:

2nd Test, Port of Spain, Mar 6-10 1971, India tour of West Indies