Wednesday, 4 December 2013
I once met a cricket master at a local public school who, some years previously, had taken a team of boys to India. He told me that one of his opening batsmen had asked his opposite number, by way of conversation, what their highest opening partnership had been. “664” was the reply. This partnership, between Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli, was made in Mumbai’s inter-school Harris Shield, and Tendulkar made 326, not out.