Cricinfo audio - Caribbean memories May 26, 2006

Gavaskar's promise and Bedi's secret

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India won the historic Port-of-Spain Test, but Charlie Davis remained an elusive quarry © Cricinfo
Caribbean Memories: Charlie Davis on West Indies v India 1971
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We've already heard about India's famous win against West Indies at Port-of-Spain, Trinidad from Salim Durani, and now it's time for a West Indian point-of-view on the same historic game. Charlie Davis top-scored for his side in both innings, and remained unbeaten through the series. Chatting with Cricinfo's Nagraj Gollapudi, he reveals the secret of his success in that game.

He also talks about how S Venkataraghavan thrived against the three West Indian left-handers, Roy Fredericks, Clive Lloyd and Gary Sobers. He tells us what he thought of Sunil Gavaskar, whose debut Test it was, and shares with us a delightful West Indian theory about why Bishan Singh Bedi was such an accurate bowler. It has to do with his long hair and the threat of scissors! Listen up.

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