Times of India – GR Viswanath – a magician, whose amiable personality reflected in the sweet timing of his batting – began his journey in first-class cricket 50 years ago on November 11, 1967.

Summary

  • GR Viswanath – a magician, whose amiable personality reflected in the sweet timing of his batting – began his journey in first-class cricket 50 years ago on November 11, 1967.
  • That was the last match of the season and players like (V) Subramanya, Chandra (BS Chandrasekhar), Pras (EAS Prasanna) were in Australia, playing for India.
  • In those days only one team (from each zone) went to the knockout stage.
  • A story goes that one of the fast bowlers told the other, ‘this boy looks very small, let him get 10 runs’.
  • After a 0 in the first innings in your Test debut match against Australia (1969) was there pressure in the second innings?


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