August 8, 2012

Indian cricket

A captain who was ahead of his time

Akhila Ranganna

Makarand Waingankar profiles former India captain GS Ramchand, whom he describes as the ideal captain "with a mind so grounded, a nature devoted to remove problems and a temperament which avoided overconfidence while never losing confidence." More from the Times of India.

Ajit Wadekar remembers Ramchand as his first Ranji captain. “He never cared for the reputation of opposition. In the 1962 Ranji Trophy final against Rajasthan I scored 235 and he scored a century. Among other things he taught me how to eat with fork and knife and that too on the first day of my Ranji debut.” Abbas Ali Baig says he was a very good host and a wonderful human being.


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