Ex-Rajasthan’s Mumbai-based spinner Suresh Shastri reveals that he was one of the first to emerge from the famous Ramakant Achrekar cricket stable and how he progressed every step of the way in the hard world of Mumbai and domestic cricket, playing with the best names on the circuit; his journey encompassing several games against touring teams in the 1970s.
Balvinder Singh Sandhu, a member of India's 1983 World Cup-winning team, talks about his journey from spin to swing bowling, learning to perfect his craft by observing Kapil Dev, a statement from Sunil Gavaskar playing a role in him dismissing Gordon Greenidge in the World Cup final at Lord's and how Sachin Tendulkar's presence made everyone feel vibrant and confident in the Mumbai team that he coached.
Ravi Shastri, former captain of the Indian cricket team and until recently its head coach apart from being a popular commentator, talks about how it feels to turn 60, the difference between his playing and coaching career and the importance of being a student of the game all his life.
Former Indian first-class cricketer who played for Bombay and Surrey County Cricket Club, Zubin Bharucha, gets candid about how he trained to be a Mumbai cricketer, the hard grind at club level and what it took to swim in the strict Mumbai school of cricket.He also shares anecdotes about his personal on-field experiences and how no other sportsperson can dominate their sport in the 17-23 age span the way Sachin Tendulkar did.
Former Mumbai and India player, Suru Nayak talks about how players learned from observing and listening to the commentator's comments, the time he bluffed Sachin Tendulkar, and the current generation's T20 mindset.
27 November,2021 06:11 AM IST
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