Several members of the touring side were in an apparel store to check out the collection at a PUMA store in South Extension.
In five Ranji games, Shami took 28 wickets at a stunning average of 21.35. He'd probably have scalped a few more had it not been for the small matter of a call-up to the Indian One-Day International squad to face Pakistan.
Tony Greig had called Eden Gardens as one of his favourite grounds up until the India-West Indies Test match which saw vacant seats.
It's unlikely that his wonderful century on Sunday (December 30) in the first One-Day International against Pakistan in Chennai will go any distance in redressing the balance, but Dhoni showed during the course of his eighth ODI hundred that when it comes to the crunch, he can still put mind over matter.
India might have a better wicketkeeper than him or a better batsman than him or for that matter a better captain than him, but they are yet to find a player who can serve as all three with aplomb. So for now, there is no one who can replace Dhoni in ODIs.
It has been a year that Indian cricket fans would largely want to forget. Greats retired and defeats came frequently. There were some amazing performances and comebacks too but overall, 2013 would be seen with eager anticipation.
Yuvraj blasted his way to an explosive 72 off 36 balls to lead India to a challenging total of 192 runs after being asked to bat. Yuvraj dealt in boundaries as much as he favoured taking the aerial route. His innings had four fours and seven sixes in all. Helped by skipper MS Dhoni at the other end, he pelted both the spinners as well as the pacers to put his team in control.
Yuvraj brought back the memories of 2007 T20 World Cup where he punished Stuart Broad with six sixes in an over. Though, he didn't repeat the feat, the impact was no lesser. Despite being hit on the toe in the beginning of his innings, Yuvraj hit seven humongous sixes and four boundaries to leave Pakistani bowlers gasping.
After five years, the teams will resume bilateral ties in Bangalore on Christmas Day.
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