“He came to England to see me play at Lord’s. I was bowling down the hill, but was not able to grab wickets. I sought his advice while fielding at third man,” Sharma recalled. “
‘You will succeed if you bowl from the other end,’ he said and I requested skipper Kapil Dev to allow me to bowl up the hill. I got three wickets in three overs and ended the day with five.
Sir knew the finer points of the game very well,” added Sharma. India went on to win the game, their first Test victory at the headquarters of cricket. By the second Test at Leeds, the series honours were snatched.