2003: The Bowlers’ World Cup

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2003: The Bowlers’ World Cup

In the latest 81allout podcast we look back at the 2003 World Cup where Australia put on a stellar show overcoming all the obstacles thrown at them to win back to back World Cups.

We talk about South Africa’s tragicomic exit, the high voltage Ind-Pak match at Centurion, Windies going with 3 frontline bowlers, Nehra’s spectacular spell against England, Kenya’s dream run, Sachin’s sublime batting in the tournament, Aravinda’s still mighy wizardy, great bowling performances from a wide variety of bowlers – Andy Bichel to Collins Obuya. And the Ponting show.

Also included: Warnie being a good mama’s boy, Why Nehra may sometimes be called Nehru, and Pedro Collins (not) taking a catch


Sriram Dayanand (@sdayanand)

Karthik Krishnaswamy (@the_kk)

Mahesh Sethuraman (@cornerd)

Ashoka Rao (@abvan)

(Lead pic from here)


4 thoughts on “2003: The Bowlers’ World Cup”

  1. This is one of my favorite podcasts. Probably for the nostalgia it created. Hearing Sriram, Pedro Collins story really made me laugh my lungs out. Tamizh la sollanum na siriche setthuten. Alsa maal reference, vaishnav college getting mentioned (studied there btw, during the time you were there Mahesh ). And that casual line on warne- ‘what is there not to understand’. Amazing one.

  2. Really enjoying the podcast…started listening to it recently. One suggestion on the WC episodes. Too much time is spent on discussing about personal stories. If possible, cut it short in final cut

    1. Thanks for the feedback, Pushkar. We try and include the personal stories to give it a personal touch.

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