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West Indian Cricket: A Tribute to Alvin Kallicharran + video

West Indian Cricket: A Tribute to Alvin Kallicharran 

LONDON – JULY 28, 1973: Alvin Kallicharran hooks Geoff Arnold for 4, Alan Knott is the wicket-keeper, 1st Test England v West Indies The Oval July 1973.

Professionalism Personified!

By Albert Baldeo

“Kallicharran is one of the best players of spin bowling I have seen…This is not to say that he was inadequate against pace, and, at his best, is the complete player.”  -Clive Lloyd

Once we walk out to bat, there is no rich or poor and there is no black or white. It is just me and you. So I was brought up in that culture of being a street-fighter – that you don’t see danger, you don’t see anxiety. All you are looking at is tomorrow – how will you fight again. So Lillee bowling to me is, just… I’m going to bat again tomorrow. Not that I don’t respect him. I respect what opposition we are playing against, but if you say that you are going to walk out and feel intimidated, what are we going out there for? Why did they select me if I am not going to fight?”   -Alvin Kallicharran        Continue reading

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