It is known that the Border Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia started at Nagpur. Legendary batsmen in both teams..
It is known that the Border Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia started at Nagpur. The legendary batsmen of both the teams started this series with the names of Sunil Gavaskar and Allan Border. To be clear, this is another Ashes series. Now we have to talk about an incident that happened between these two teams on February 10th. The whole cricket world was shocked by that incident.
It was around 1981. At that time the Indian team was on a tour of Australia. A three match series is going on between the two teams. With Australia leading the series 1-0, the final match was played in Melbourne. India did not start well in this match. As a result, the team scored 237 runs in the first innings, while Australia was bowled out for 419 runs. In this situation, Team India must score well in the second innings.
Gavaskar vs Lilly: Rachcha Rambola..
In this series, Team India captain Sunil Gavaskar was often limited to low scores. But in the second innings of the Melbourne Test, Gavaskar added 165 runs with his opening partner Chetan Chauhan in an excellent partnership. When Gavaskar scored a personal score of 70, the real fight started. Australian veteran fast bowler Dennis Lillee appealed for LBW against Gavaskar, but umpire Rex Whitehead gave it out. Gavaskar got angry with this and got into an argument with the umpire. He argued that even though the ball hit the bat, the umpire did not hear it and declared it out. There was Gavaskar standing at the crease in anger. Lily pointed to the pad and described it as “out”. Apart from that he also started doing some sledging. With this, Gavaskar took another opener with him to the pavilion. All the fans were also shocked to see this scene.
In the end India won..
Before the two batters reached the pavilion, the Indian team managers intervened and calmed the fight. So India scored 324 runs in that innings. A target of 143 runs has been set for Australia. But due to Kapil Dev’s bowling, Australia collapsed for just 83 runs. Kapil took 5 wickets in this match and played a vital role in India’s victory.