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Abbas Ali Baig the Test Cricketeer Who Received Kisses at the Brabourne Stadium

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I have to confess that I’ve not seen the Bombay check in 1959 in opposition to the Australian staff led by Richie Benaud. My father nonetheless noticed the check and what I’ve written is recounted by him. This was the third check of the collection and the Indian staff was led by GS Ramchand a tough hitting proper hand batsman and a reliable pacer.

The Creation of Abbas Ali Baig

The Indian staff included a younger man who had made a century on first look in opposition to England only a season earlier in England when he had hit 112. India had risen kind its sick mattress and overwhelmed the Aussies within the Kanpur check as a result of bowling effort of Jasu Patel. Thus the collection was 1-1 as each the groups got here to Bombay.

Ramchand received the toss and India batted. However Davidson in an impressed spell clear bowled Pankaj Roy and had Polly Umrigar caught within the slips and the rating learn 21-2. Abbas Ali Baig stepped in and together with Contactor who hit 108 helped India to a complete of 289. Baig made 53. Baig particularly made an incredible impression as he deftly dealt with the Aussie assault.

Australia now batted and declared at 387 for8 and India got here into bat. On the finish of the day (4th) Roy and Contractor had seen India to 92-0. The final day dawned and folks thought that India might simply draw the sport, however alas each the openers had been dismissed and India had been a precarious 109 for4, The aghast crowd was silent as they noticed India sliding to a different acquainted defeat.

The Kissing Episode

Nevertheless Abbas Ali Baig performed a stellar innings of 58 and Ramnath Kenny saved him firm as India drew the match. Baig negotiated the tempo of Meckiff, swing of Davidson in addition to the spin of Richie Benaud with ease. It was an incredible knock marked by some very good drives to the fence.

When Baig returned to the pavilion a younger lady in a frock rushed ahead and planted numerous Kisses on Baig. In reality Vijay Service provider within the Commentators field counted the kisses on the radio in pleasure 1, 2, 3. 12…13. it confirmed the love of the Indian plenty for the sport of cricket. How else might a 20 12 months outdated lady do such a factor? Any method this has by no means occurred after that and Baig can be remembered for this. Inexplicably Baig light from the scene, however the kissing episode can by no means be forgotten.

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