Multistats February 25, 2011

Gavaskar's ODI double

967 The number of balls Sunil Gavaskar would have had to face to equal Sachin Tendulkar's ODI record score of 200, had he continued batting at the rate at which he scored his infamous 36 not out in the first ever World Cup match at Lord's in 1975.


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The number of balls Sunil Gavaskar would have had to face to equal Sachin Tendulkar's ODI record score of 200, had he continued batting at the rate at which he scored his infamous 36 not out in the first ever World Cup match at Lord's in 1975.

Also: The approximate runs per over India found themselves requiring towards the end of Gavaskar's masterclass of surreal anti-batting.

Also: The number of spectators treated by first-aid staff at Lord's for minor facial injuries after falling asleep during Gavaskar's innings and inadvertently headbutting the seat in front of them.

Andy Zaltzman is a stand-up comedian, a regular on the BBC Radio 4, and a writer

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