He was the world’s best batsman for a long time, a statement made by the computer rating that had been recently published and emphasized by his almost Bradmanesque race in the mid-1980s. In this 10th year, Dilip Vengsarkar was undoubtedly India’s best batsman, despite the divine pedestal already laid by Sunil Gavaskar.
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In the mid-1980s, it means overcoming, besides Gavaskar himself, the achievements of Allan Border, Viv Richards, Javed Miandad, David Gower, Martin Crowe, Gordon Greenidge, and others. And from a long time between 1983 and 1987; Vengsarkar spent some time over this elite group, except Border with about twenty runs.
It’s a pity he was just too competent and also too low-key in India for achieving an absolute degree. The mastery of Vengsarkar ended on the wicket. He did not talk about it much longer than life and did not entertain the media by his views in this tongue-linked stalwart.
Dilip Vengsarkar – A well-known name in cricket history
It is said that if Indians and Vengsarkar were born in Gower they were national symbols. They were English. He became extremely popular with Gower’s frivolous artistry in India but he was seen in suspicion by the English. Low professionalism and “introvert” label from Vengsarkar, or was a template for English affirmation; was stirred with Indian picture of a superstar.
He also ignored his demands for captaincy many a year before a fabulous bat race left the selectors little choice. Even fate somehow conspired to keep him from concentrating. For 16 years, Vengsarkar had been a regular on the side. The winner of the 1983 World Cup final and the Tied Test 1986-87 were two of the very few matches he missed.
Vengsarkar remained the plinth for ten and a half years of India’s center of the Indians as a young gawker; who shot prominently by scored a hundred blows in the Iranian Trophy against the Bishan Bedi and the EAS Prasanna. He was a superb drive player, especially between mid-on and mid-wind cover.
Challenges faced by Dilip Vengsarkar in his Cricket Career
It was necessary to carry unbeatable challenges to see Vengsarkar at its best. He was doing his utmost to fight the pace battery in West India or score hundreds on wickets that saw all the batsmen struggle to take out survival means. While his 300s at Lord’s still are reminded of with fear; his best innings were at Headingley in England maybe 61 and 102 in 1986; when conditions almost made batting difficult and our man was therefore at best captured. In a mining field in Cuttack, his highest score was achieved.
His achievements were dimming by a decline in form and fitness for the past few years. But his immense class was talked about by 6,868 test runs with 17 centuries. He was also an exceptional bat-pad player in his early days.