Cricket Legends Felicitated on 30th Anniversary of Tied India-Australia Test
Allan Border, Dean Jones, Ravi Shastri and Krishnamachari Srikkanth were felicitated by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) on Sunday, in the 30th anniversary of the tied Test match between India and Australia
In 1986, India and Australia played a thrilling Test match in Chennai that eventually resulted in a tie.
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) on Sunday felicitated four legendary cricketers who featured in the historic Test match 30 years back.
Former Australia captain Allan Border, Dean Jones, former India captains Ravi Shastri and Krishnamachari Srikkanth were felicitated during the innings break in the final of the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2016 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium to mark the 30th anniversary of the historic Test match.
"On behalf of all the cricketers of the tied Test, I would like to thank N Srinivasan and all the members of TNCA and everyone assembled here for calling us over. Allan Border, one of the all-time greats of the game, is standing here. Dean Jones kept vomiting and vomiting on that day and still managed to score a double century. What a game it was! It was great to be a part of history and just imagine a Test ending in a tie," said Srikkanth.
Meanwhile, Border also recalled some of the key moments of the match.
"I must admit I didn't think India could chase down 348 runs in one day. So it was quite an easy decision to make when I woke up on Day five. I thought we were pretty safe and it was just a matter of whether we can pick 10 wickets," said the former Australian captain.
Sunil Gavaskar had other ideas and he just came and started smashing the ball over all the place. (He scored) a very good 90 and a quick partnership with Jimmy (Mohinder) Amarnath got them rolling. All of a sudden the game started taking shape. Fantastic game to be part of," he added.
The famous game was played at Chennai from September 18 to 22, 1986. Border captain Australia in that game and scored a century in the first innings. Jones' double-hundred in that match is also remembered as one of the famous knocks. Shastri was at the non-strikers' end when the last Indian wicket fell during their run-chase.