On the 50th anniversary of India’s historic 1971 Test series win in England, head coach Ravi Shastri refreshed his memories of that epic tour and explained how it ushered a new chapter in Indian cricket. The date of August 24, 2021 marks 50 years of a historic feat that saw the Ajit Wadekar-led side defeat England to seal India’s first Test series triumph on English soil following their landmark series win in West Indies earlier in 1971. “I was nine years old and I remember every ball bowled in that Test match because I was listening to the radio. I remember Farokh Engineer getting runs in both innings. Vishy getting some runs, Ajit Wadekar getting some runs in the match,” said Shastri in a video posted on the BCCI website. A special series win #TeamIndia ‘s historic 1971 Test series win in England, Head Coach @RaviShastriOfc reminisces his memories of that epic series. https://t.co/64rke20QF6 pic.twitter.com/PJghyG9mTQ — BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 2021 “And of course the brilliance of Chandrasekhar, you know, he turned the game on his head, 6 for 38, I still remember the figures,” he added. Shastri, the head coach of the Indian side, said the 1971 series win… Read full this story
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