Sunil Gavaskar vs ENG In 1975 World Cup: Today former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar is celebrating his 74th birthday. Sunil Gavaskar, popularly known as Little Master, is one of the well-known faces of the commentary box. But do you know that the Little Master played such an innings, which cricket fans have not forgotten till date? Actually, England was in front of Team India in the World Cup 1975… This match between India and England was played on 7 June 1975. In this match, there was a target of 335 runs for victory in front of Team India, but Sunil Gavaskar played such an innings, which is still in the minds of cricket fans.
Why did Sunil Gavaskar bat so slowly?
In response to England’s 335 runs, Team India could score just 132 runs for 3 wickets in 60 overs. Sunil Gavaskar played a very slow inning of 36 not out off 174 balls. Actually, Sunil Gavaskar came to bat as an opener, he batted for the entire 60 overs. Let us tell that at that time ODI matches were of 60 overs instead of 50 overs. Sunil Gavaskar had to face a lot of criticism due to his slow innings. In this match, he scored runs at a strike rate of just 20.60. Also, he could hit only 1 four in his innings.
What happened in that match?
On the other hand, talking about this match, England came out to bat first and scored 334 runs for 4 wickets in 60 overs. Dennis Amiss played a brilliant century innings for England. This England batsman scored 137 runs. Apart from this, Keith Fletcher contributed 68 runs. While Chris Old played a stormy inning of 51 runs in just 30 balls. In this match, Team India had to face defeat by 202 runs. But cricket fans still remember the match because of Sunil Gavaskar’s slow innings. This is one of the slowest innings in cricket history.
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