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Greig lifts Vishy - Memories of another day

Blogged on 07-Apr-12 09:52:00 pm in DrainBrain -- Viewed by : Fans

Tony Greig cradling  G R Viswanath


Some photos remain etched in memory and this is one of them... I was in 7th Std, when this picture appeared in all newspapers, magazines of those days...

Tony Greig cradling G R Viswanath 

it was during the match vs England, 1972-73 Bombay.... Vishy's century came in the first inning itself, against the likes of Geoff Arnold. Chris Old, Derek Underwood, Tony Greig and Pat Pocock. With it, Viswanath became the first Indian to score another hundred after making a century on debut. Tony Greig had become a Viswanath fan through the inning, and when Vishy got to his hundred, he lifted the little man and rocked him like a baby. :D

the non-striker is Abid Ali, another swashbuckler of those days...

When Greieg scored his hundred, Ajit Wadekar and Vishy tried to lift him, but just couldn't  :>>




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