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What If We Had Lost?

At Lord's 1983, that is. Would cricket have emerged such a glamorous career option? Would mothers be hauling kids (and kits) to coaching camps across the country?...

What If We Had Lost? What If We Had Lost?

Would cricket have emerged such a glamorous career option? Would mothers be hauling kids (and kits) to coaching camps across the country? Would hockey and other sports have been complaining of the stepmotherly treatment they say they receive after each Olympics failing? Would Sehwag have played soccer instead?

Would we have won the Benson & Hedges Cup in 1985? Would Ravi Shastri—hai! hai!—have been hailed as the champion of champions? Would Chetan Sharma have been in our memory but for that last-ball six that Javed Miandad slammed off him in Sharjah? Would the subcontinent have hosted the 1987 Cup? Would Pakistan have won the tournament in 1992? Or Sri Lanka in ’96?

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