In the latest 81allout podcast we rewind to the World Cup in 1996 – when Sri Lanka refused to be beaten.
We remember Brian Lara’s exquisite strokeplay, Aravinda de Silva’s mastery, Tendulkar’s magic with a sponsor-less bat, Jayasuriya reducing medium-pacers to offspinners, Paul Strang’s wizardry and Ambrose getting stumps to fly.
Also included: Richie Richardson’s sweep shot crashing into umpire BC Cooray’s head, Mike Marqusee’s seminal book ‘War Minus the Shooting’, and Sultan Zarawani walking out in a hat to face Allan Donald.
Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)
Karthik Krishnaswamy (@the_kk)
Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)
Aditya Shrikrishna (@gradwolf)
(Lead pic from here)