It took 28 long years to register a 2nd test win at Lord’s for team India. It has been a long time and lot has changed over that time. A certain Sachin Tendulkar, started his career and played 200 tests and decided to retire in between all that. But there are few things that never change. There were quite a a lot of things that were similar to India’s Lord’s win in 1986 and one might call it co-incidence or whatever that pleases them. But this is something that did happen and here look at all similarities between India’s win at Lord’s in 1986 and 2014.
|Kapil Dev||The World Cup winning captain led India to a win at Lord’s||MS Dhoni|
|Chetan Sharma||A speedster named Sharma takes a 5-wicket haul||Ishanth Sharma|
|Roger Binny||The Binny Link||Stuart Binny|
|K Srikkanth||Chennai Batsmen opens for India||Murali Vijay|
|Dilip Vengsarkar||Ton scored by an Mumbai batsmen||Ajinkya Rahane|
|David Gower||The England captain, also a left-handed batsmen who won his last Test tour of India,
is struggling to score runs.
|Ravi Shastri||Left handed All-rounder bowling spin is part of the Indian team||Ravindra Jadeja|
|Rajiv Gandhi- led Congress||India’s ruling government had come to power with an absolute majority.||Narendra Modi- Led BJP|
Few more similarities that will leave you awe struck –
2. Yes, boths wins occurred three years after a World Cup win.
3. Both times, Binny scored 9 off 19 balls in India’s first innings.
There are chances that there might have been few more similarities, can you point them out?feel free to point it out in the comments section.
Source: Yahoo Cricket.