cuts loose for the West Indies, July 1973
, the West Indian cricketing legend then playing for Nottinghamshire, took apart Glamorgan's left arm bowler Malcolm Nash, hitting six sixes in a single over back in August 1968.
The picture shows - Arjuna Ranatunga, Sir Gary Sobers
, Sanath Jayasuriya, Sir Viv Richards and Clive Lloyd - five of the leading figures of the game who played significant roles in shaping the destinies of their national teams posing for a photograph.(Picture Courtesy - The Lord's Taverners)
He could bowl both medium pace and spin, a style he adopted from West Indian great Gary Sobers
Only three non- Australian cricketers, Clive Lloyd, Gary Sobers
and Brian Lara, have been made members in the past.
London, Oct 11 ( ANI ): The cricket ball used in a match where West Indies legend Sir Gary Sobers
hit six sixes in one over is to go on sale.
The pitch is famous for being the spot where West Indies sporting legend Gary Sobers
hit six sixes in one over in 1968.
It was not uncommon in those days as Gundappa Viswanath and Gary Sobers
recalled opponent batsmen despite the umpires giving them out.
Excluding players like Gary Sobers
, the greatest all rounder the game had ever produced and Sri Lankan spinner Muralitharan the highest wicket taker in Test history, only proves that those who voted had no idea about the greats who walked on cricket fields in the past.
Beefy said: "Perhaps the greatest compliment any-one ever paid to me was to men-tion my name in the same breath as that of Gary Sobers
. He was the finest all-round cricketer in history."
hit a record 365 not out for the West Indies in their third Test against Pakistan in the Caribbean.
and Ravi Shastri are the only top-level players to have achieved the feat and it took some of the limelight away from Jacques Kallis, who smashed an unbeaten 128 in a total of 353-3.