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David Warner Helicopter Ride: When Indian Cricket Icon Eknath Solkar Cycled To Keep Himself Fit On England Tour

In a recent match at the Big Bash League, Australian cricketer David Warner arrived via a helicopter for the Sydney Derby

David Warner arrived in a helicopter
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India's tour of England in 1971 was one of the watershed moment in the country's cricketing history. Years before Rahul Dravid's boys heroic win in 2007, it was Ajit Wadekar's men who capped a sensational feat by becoming the first Indian team to beat England on their own turf, by beating the hosts at Oval to win the series 1-0. (More Cricket News)

That very year saw India beat West Indies in the Caribbean to cap off a brilliant year. In both the tours, Mumbai and Indian cricket legend Eknath Solkar had a memorable series. Besides being a decent batter, 'Ekki' was known for his left medium and slow left arm orthodox bowling.

But what stood out for most was his catches. According to ESPNCricinfo, Solkar is Test cricket's most successful fielder. He has plucked 53 catches in 27 games. One of the most memorable catch that stands out is during the 1971 tour when Solkar caught the catch of Englishman Alan Knott off S Venkatraghavan's bowling at the Oval in 1971.

Well, this couldn't have been possible for Solkar if it hadn't been for his fitness. The Mumbai-star use to keep himself fit by riding a bicycle during the England series.

Well, after David Warner's helicopter ride in the Big Bash League, the former Aussie Test opener could easily make himself useful with a lime bike just their X handle proves it. In a video released by their social media team, it shows Sydney Sixers all-rounder Sean Abbot can be seen arriving at the stadium via his bicycle.

Warner could do with a 'lime bike' just to keep himself fit and raring to go! Doesn't he?

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