5 most bizarre acts committed by all-time greats 

Tanya Rudra
Modified 30 Mar 2018
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#2 Angry Sunil Gavaskar walking off


The Indian captain was not having a very fruitful series personally with the bat back in 1981.

However, he hit form in the Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when he was on 70 and was trapped in front of the stumps by a low-shooting fast off-cutter from Dennis Lillee.

Umpire Rex Whitehead was prompt with his decision and this agitated Sunil Gavaskar, who signalled that the ball had hit his bat en route the pads.

A visibly irritated Gavaskar pulled off his opening partner Chetan Chauhan and walked off the field in an attempt to forfeit the match.

Indian team manager, Shahid Durrani met the duo on the boundary ropes and knocked some sense into Gavaskar, who disappeared into the dressing room and Chauhan returned to the crease to resume his innings.

Published 30 Mar 2018
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