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10 forgettable moments that no Indian cricket fan will want to relive

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Over the years, the Indian team has established itself as a superpower in the sport.

Right from their first match in 1932, the Indian players have given the fans a lot to cherish. The Vinoo Mankad-Pankaj Roy partnership in 1952, Sunil Gavaskar dominating the West Indian quicks in 1971, the World Cup win, numerous individual performances etc.

However, there are few memories the Indian fans would like to erase - MS Dhoni bringing the whole team to a press conference in 2009, Sunil Gavaskar walking off and threatening to concede the game after the umpire wrongly gave him out, the monkeygate scandal etc.

Let us take a look at ten embarrassing moments that no Indian cricket fan will want to relive.

Sunil Gavaskar's 36 off 174

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Without a doubt, Sunil Gavaskar is one of the greatest batsmen to have graced the sport. His numbers speak for themselves as the former Indian captain ended his career as the leading run-getter in Tests with 10122 runs in 125 matches at an average of 51.12.

But, the same cannot be said about his record in the ODIs as he managed to score 3092 runs in 108 ODIs at an average of 35.13. He has done a lot for Indian cricket but if he gets a chance to erase one thing from his career, it will be his innings against England in the first-ever ICC World Cup match.

Batting first, England scored 334/4 in their 60 overs, thanks to Dennis Amiss's 137 and Chris Old's 30-ball 51. Chasing 335 was never easy in those days. Opening the batting for India, Gavaskar remained unbeaten on 36 off 174 balls and India went on to end their innings at 132/3 in 60 overs, and in the process, handing England a huge 202-run win.

This innings is easily the most disgraceful innings played by an Indian batsman ever irrespective of the format.

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