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