Sunday, June 26, 2005

Mr. Forward short leg passes on ...

Eknath Solkar (1948-2005)
Image from Rediff

Eknath Solkar, one of India's greatest close-in fielders died yesterday in Mumbai. Solkar played 27 test matches for India from 1969-77 and was one of the key reasons for the success of India's spin quartet in the 70s.

Image from Rediff
His key catch to dismiss Alan Knott off Venkatraghavan was an important turning point in India's first major win over England in 1971 at The Oval.

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