24 October, 2020

World Cup Diary

"It will be the memories of our moments of triumph during that unforgettable game at Lord’s that would remain the most cherished," says Jhulan Goswami.

World Cup Diary
Thawed That English Chill

This doesn’t usually happen. I think it was really considerate of the BCCI to do this for us...they sent us to England a good ten days before our first World Cup game. The idea was to get us to acclimatise and get settled in and be comfortable before the big day. It gave us an opportunity to practise at ­various venues in a country where everything, from the fields to the pitches, is different from what we are used to in India. The weather, temperatures, terrain, all these impact the game of cricket…how the ball would bounce, for instance, or the kind of shots that needed to be played. Though we didn’t practise at Lord’s, the experience at other fields helped us a lot. In fact, since the past one-and-a-half years, the BCCI has been quite focused on preparing us for the tournament. And it all paid off. We made it to the World Cup finals.

Good Lord’s, the Adrenaline




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