Sunil Gavaskar’s shocking strike-rate of 20.68
It seemed Sunil Gavaskar didn’t want cricket lovers to forget the value of Test cricket in the inaugural match of the first cricket World Cup. After England set up a mammoth total of 334/4 in the first innings, in 60 overs, Gavaskar displayed no such intention to chase down the total. He batted so slowly that his teammates also couldn’t have a go at the total themselves.
The little master, who was regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world that time, batted the entire 60 overs where he faced 174 balls and struck only one boundary. To be frank, Gavaskar was actually out on the second ball but the umpire didn’t give him out. Had he been given out, he would not have to face the brunt of his infamous batting still today.