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General Cricket => World Cricket => India => Topic started by: cesare_in on February 12, 2015, 07:13:35 AM

Title: Gundappa Vishwanath - Happy b'day sir (12th Feb)!!
Post by: cesare_in on February 12, 2015, 07:13:35 AM
I surely wasn't from that era.. but old folks who played cricket in the 60s and 70s, whom I have spoken to say he was one of the best they watched. People would bunk college, school and offices to watch him bat!

Happy b'day sir!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71WY3lHdJ30 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71WY3lHdJ30)
Title: Re: Gundappa Vishwanath - Happy b'day sir (12th Feb)!!
Post by: CrickFreak on February 12, 2015, 04:34:19 PM
Vishy is a legend of Indian cricket who did not get the recognition he deserved. He was Rahul Dravid of his generation.
Title: Re: Gundappa Vishwanath - Happy b'day sir (12th Feb)!!
Post by: leatherseat on February 12, 2015, 10:19:13 PM
I recall him coming over to England for the 1979 series. Gavaskar and Vishwanath were regarded as the two best batsmen. Theirs were the two wickets that were crucial to get. Two short batsman who proved (along with Kallicharan, who was a little shorter than either) that height wasn't a disability for a batsman, but that they posed different challenges for bowlers. An entertaining batsman to watch.

Happy birthday, Sir, indeed,

David