Vintage Photos: When foreign cricketers came calling to 'Bombay'

Jun 30, 2018, 10:40 IST
  • Vintage Photos: When foreign cricketers came calling to 'Bombay'

    Former Pakistan cricket captain Javed Miandad (R) listens during a meeting with Shiv Sena party chief, Bal Thackeray (C) and former Indian captain Dilip Vensarkar (R) at Thackeray's residence in Bombay,in July 2004. All Pics/AFP

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    Shiv Sena party chief, Bal Thackeray (R) at his residence in Bombay,in July 2004. Thackeray, known for his strong views on Indo-Pak cricketing ties,sprung a surprise when he met Miandad. During the meeting Thakeray had said, 'I like Javed as a cricketer and cannot forget the lofty six he hit off Chetan Sharma to win the Sharjah Cup in 1986."

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    Former Pakistani cricket captain Javed Miandad (L) gestures during a meeting with Shiv Sena party chief, Bal Thackeray (R) at his residence in Bombay,in July 2004.

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    Pakistani pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar (L) distributes gifts to patients at the Cancer Patients Aid Association in Bombay, in April 2004. Shoaib who is in the city for an advertisiment shoot, spent time playing cricket and distributing gifts to the patients at the center.

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    An unidentified Indian cancer patient plants a kiss on the cheek of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar (L) at the Cancer Patients Aid Association in Bombay, in April 2004. Shoaib who is in the city for an advertisiment shoot, spent time playing cricket and distributing gifts to the patients at the center.

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    Australian players spend some time with slum childrens from Bombay after their net practice at Wankhede stadium as a part of Australian teams contribution of Rs.41.25 lakhs to the Gujrat earth quake relif fund, in Bombay on 25 February 2001.

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    Leading cricket analyst and former British cricket player Geoffery Boycott (R) talks to young and promising cricketers in September 2000 at the Wankhede stadium in Bombay.

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    Leading cricket analyst and former British cricket player Geoffery Boycott (R) talks to young and promising cricketers in September 2000 at the Wankhede stadium in Bombay.

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    Australian cricketer, Brett Lee plays the guitar along with the Indian band Aqua Flow (not in picture) during a special show "Rock with Brett" in Bombay in October 2004.

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    England cricketers James Ormond (R) and Michael Vaughan (2nd R) shakes hands with young cancer patients while then skipper Nasser Hussain (2nd L rear) look on at Wankhade stadium in Bombay,in November 2001. Neil Charitable Trust organised the visit by nine cancer affected children to meet the touring English cricket team.

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    Adam Gilchrist, then Australian vice captain shows a folder which contains pictures of the February 2001 earthquake, as Michael Kasprowicz autographs for orphan children at the Wankhade stadium in Bombay.The Australian team interacted with the orphans making it a memorable day for them at the Wankhade stadium. World Vision an international relief agency brought these children to thank the Australian team for their contribution of Rs 41,25,000 to the Gujarat earthquake relief.

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    Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden (C) checks with a chef as he grills chicken kebabs at a sponsors party in Bombay in October 2003.

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    Former Australian cricketer Mike Whitney stages a mock jump, while introducing the Indian leg of his television serial 'Who Dares Wins', in Bombay 19 September 2002. Whitney is on a five-city tour of India to dare Indians to participate in his action-based thrilling events.

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    South African cricketer Shaun Pollock plays the guitar with a child of a sex worker in February 2000 during a visit to Bombay's notorious Kamatipura red-light district.

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    Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting (L) teaches budding cricketers in July 2000 in Bombay. Ponting at the time conducted cricket "clinics" for boys between 16 and 19 years old in Bombay, Delhi and Bangalore in an effort to seek and nurture new talent for India's best-loved game.

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    Then Sri Lankan Cricket skipper Arjuna Ranatunga (L) and Aravinda De Silva spend some time with orphan kids in a south Bombay hotel in May 1997.

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    Former Pakistani cricketer and sports comentator Wasim Akram (L) give tips to aspiring Indian cricketers at the 'Speedester' hunt for fast bowlers at Shivaji Park in Bombay in November 2003.

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    Cricketing greats Ian Chappell (far left), Sir Gary Sobers (leaning on placque),Asif Iqbal (centre back),Ravi Shastri (2nd right) and Tony Greig at a cricket memorabila auction in a hotel in south Bombay. The proceeds of the auction, which fetched US$1857 for the memorabilia and US$3571 for a signed bat, went to the Akanksha foundation which works for the street and slum children in Bombay in May 1997.

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    Steve Waugh visiting Kamathi the Pura Red Light area, seen with children in Bombay in February 2001.

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The city that never sleeps has always been a honeycomb to many foreign celebs. Today we bring you candid moments when international cricketers visited Mumbai, when it was called 'Bombay'

 

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