03 July 2007

Sardesai moves on..

Time, reportage and vedio film have done a bad job of recreating Sardesai for our generation. After he has moved on, the praise flows effortlessly. "A man so good he could open and play in the middle order with equal ease", "The best player of spin India ever had", "A man who surprisingly never cemented a spot in the squad", and the most heard, "The man who took India to the pinnacle of world cricket", having along with the young Gavaskar, sculpted India's first ever series victory in the West Indies. Sardesai's double hundred to bail India out of trouble a second time, is a tale that deserves to be repeated much more.