CricketGraphs: Imran Khan’s Yorker of Death (Video)

Few people who saw it (probably) have forgotten right-arm bowler Imran Khan’s fantastic yorker to Greg Chappell during Pakistan’s tour of Australia in 1981. What people have likely forgotten is precisely how many sweater vests were being worn that day and how hushed were the tones of the match’s broadcast team.




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Yordano Ventura
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Yordano Ventura
2 years 9 months ago

There is something about sports played in sweater vests that makes me laugh.

BalkingHeads
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BalkingHeads
2 years 9 months ago

You had me till the scoring.

Oppo Taco
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Oppo Taco
2 years 9 months ago

I’m not sure if “Parkistan” was an accident or a joke I missed, but I’m positive “CricketGraphs” MUST be a typo. Surely Cistulli has not gone so far astray! Dayn, smack him down a rung or two!

Mondodude
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Mondodude
2 years 9 months ago

“Parkistan” is Pakistan as rendered by a South African-born Englishman.

“CricketGraphs” is the best thing ever to happen to this site. The sport of kings, finally getting the coverage it deserves.

a eskpert
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a eskpert
2 years 9 months ago

You mean Horseracing?

cass
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cass
2 years 9 months ago

I don’t suppose we could have some coverage that was a little more up-to-date?

Merlin90
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2 years 9 months ago

Waqar Younis, another Pakistani, used to make a habit of this kind of thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE5idx-r-ZM

Babe Ruth's Mother
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Babe Ruth's Mother
2 years 9 months ago

Love the hats. Nothing like a man wearing a floppy hat while playing sports.

Mondodude
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Mondodude
2 years 9 months ago

The yorker is like crane position: if done right, none can defend. If done wrong, you will never see the ball again.

Babe Ruth's Mother
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Babe Ruth's Mother
2 years 9 months ago

I love how the umpire holds Khan’s sweater for him. Do you think Joe West will start the same trend here in the States?

jcxy
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jcxy
2 years 9 months ago

I have now watched 30 minutes of “how to play cricket” instructional videos. Luckily, urban dictionary is helping with the lingo (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Yorker)

Matthew
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Matthew
2 years 9 months ago

I really, really hope CricketGraphs becomes a regular feature here. We’ve got Tendulkar’s farewell tests and the Ashes coming up. I want to see dependable, hard-hitting NotGraphs coverage. The article about the mammoth was very informative.

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