November 16, 2012

English cricket

Was Stewart taking the Micky?

In 1990, Graham Gooch missed Garry Sobers' then Test record of 365 by just 32 runs, when he was dismissed for 333 against India. In an interview to ecb.co.uk, Gooch said that the milestone wasn't on his mind during the innings.

"Having been dismissed by (Manoj) Prabhakar, when I got to the dressing room our manager Micky Stewart started to give me a dressing down because he said 'What are you doing getting out? Why didn't you just get stuck in there, carry on? You were only 30-odd runs away from the world record'," Gooch said. "I didn't really think of that until afterwards. If I'd have thought about it at the time, I probably would have tried to go for it - without doubt."

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