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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  1. Yordano Ventura says:

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

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  2. BalkingHeads says:

    You had me till the scoring.

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  3. Oppo Taco says:

    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!

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  4. cass says:

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

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  5. Merlin90 says:

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

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  6. Mondodude says:

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

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  7. Babe Ruth's Mother says:

    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?

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  8. jcxy says:

    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)

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  9. Matthew says:

    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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