We (as in India) are said to be long struggling with an opening combination. And if most people say so, its probably right. And I don’t delve into statistics too deeply but a lot of people do.
So here’s a quiz question. (I know the answer incidentally. Ha !).
Sunil Gavaskar. 125 Tests. 10,122 runs. 34 centuries in 214 innings. I’ll repeat that. 34 centuries.
The question is this :
How many of his opening partners got a century in the same innings that Sunny Gavaskar got a century ?
(We know that Chetan Chauhan was his partner for a really long time and we know the record that he holds, so it follows that the answer will be quite a low number, but yet, it surprised me).
The next question (and more important, in my view) is : Does it mean anything at all ?