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Pandurang Salgaoncar bowls

A fast bowler India might have had

Pandurang Salgaoncar silenced a Chepauk crowd by dismissing the likes of Viswanath and Pataudi cheaply in a Duleep game in 1972-73. Strangely it didn't get him an India cap

Chaminda Vaas at his retirement press conference

Hit and giggle

Some lesser-known (and possibly apocryphal) cricket anecdotes

Imran Khan and Kapil Dev are all smiles for the camera

An India-Pakistan team to beat the world

Which players from the from the late-'70s and early-'80s line-ups of the two countries, would make it into a combined XI to beat the world? Here's one team

Indian fans bear the sun as they cheer their team

Beware the ire of the Indian armchair fan

Is it likely that the higher the level at which one has played the game, the calmer and more balanced one is likely to be in reacting to its fluctuating fortunes?

David Gower on the attack during his 157*

In defence of the stylist

It's something of a misconception that elegant batsmen like Rohit Sharma "throw" their wickets away

Tony Greig salutes the Eden Gardens crowd

Tales of Greig and Lloyd

In the '70s, the two towering tourists managed to win the hearts of Indian fans with their charm and prowess

Kids play cricket in a maidan in Mumbai

The many crickets of an Indian boyhood

Growing up in India, you play a number of varieties of the game, each contributing to the development of certain skills

A boy playing tennis-ball cricket at the iconic Azad Maidan

The characters of maidan cricket

From the Nonstop Commentator to the Flat-footed Slogger - a lowdown on the players who defined Indian club cricket in the '70s