Monday, August 22, 2005

Reverse Swing is finally legit!

Osman Samiuddin has said in this passionate article exactly what I thought on more than a few occasions. The English did indeed kick up a big fuss in the summer of 1992, and some stunning performances were buried in controversy. One of the most acrimonious series off the field that I can remember - made even more acrimonious by Botham and Lamb on one side and Imran Khan on the other, suing and counter-suing each other for libel. To be fair, Imran's revelations about shady practices on the county circuit hardly helped, and neither did Sarfraz Nawaz's reputation and foul mouth. It must have surely been a source of anguish for Pakistan cricket fans, whose team was clearly superior. They would have no doubt taken comfort from Geoff Boycott's memorable "they could have bowled us out with oranges!" comment. My most memorable moment from that series! - NK


Blogger Rishi Gajria said...

I wonder how the Indian and Sri Lankan teams figure out in reverse swing? Probably not im guessing.

4:07 PM  

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