5 Instances When Cricket Greats Turned Selfish
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5 Instances When Cricket Greats Turned Selfish

5 Cricketers Who Turned Selfish
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Sunil Gavaskar’s shocking strike-rate of 20.68

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Sunil Gavaskar of India batting during the tour match between DH Robins’ XI and Indians at The Saffrons, Eastbourne, 23rd April 1974. Brian Close and Mushtaq Mohammad are the fielders for DH Robins’ XI. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

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.

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