Gundappa Viswanath

This article brought back memories. I grew up being a huge fan of Viswanath. I remember those pitched arguments with Gavaskar fans. Unfortunately, in those days ODI were relatively less popular. He was a natural ODI batsman. I still remember the time when he used to play for SBI in the local league. Scores of cricket crazy fans would pack the grounds (RKM ground in Chennai for instance) to see the master in action. He seldom took these matches seriously. He would come in at 4 or 5 down, play a few of his favorite square cuts and then get out! The interesting part is that most of the crowd would disperse after he was out!

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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