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Home > Cricket > Stars We Spotted

Young Sunil Gavaskar in Oklahoma

December 05, 2006

Reader Prakash Bhargava sent us these pictures.

"I was doing my masters in Mechanical Engineering at University of Oklahoma. In 1985 the Indian cricket team was playing an exhibition match at Tulsa, Oklahoma. I am wearing the striped T-shirt and blue cap," writes Prakash.

"The interesting thing was that due to lack of publicity the crowd was not there and Sunil Gavaskar (centre) did not play in the match. People would stand on either side of him, take pictures and move on as if he was a statue, without talking to him.

"When my turn came I was in awe of his accomplishments and couldn't believe my luck and just asked: 'How are you doing?' His answer was 'Fine'."





"Kapil Dev (centre) played very well in that match and I was shouting for him to hit a sixer in our direction. After the innings I shook hands with him and complimented him for his batting and asked him why he didn't hit the sixer. His reply was 'Koshish tho bahut kee thi (I really tried hard to do so)'. He is a very nice down-to-earth person."

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Number of User Comments: 6

Sub: Photographs of a fan with Sunil Gavaskar & Kapil Dev

This is nostalgic. Keep displaying such instances.


Sub: Nostalgic...

the fotos are not only nostalgic for Mr.Bhargava but also for the stars in the pics....great fotos...thank u mr.Bhargava for sharing

Posted by SUDHAKAR

Sub: cricket

Why doesn't Shri Vengsarkar do a Cyril Washbrook (Remenber the 1953 Coronation Ashes series ),I bet he will negotiate Messers Ntini, Pollock etall much better ...

Posted by Jayant

Sub: Real Heroes

Nice Photos with the Real Heroes of Indian Cricket. Not Like our present Bunch of Jokers!!!

Posted by Jagadish.T.P

Sub: There is also Gaekwad in the picture

There is also Gaekwad in the picture

Posted by Prabu



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