Bangalore, New Years Eve 1983. A star-studded West Indian team is playing a benefit game against an Indian XI for perhaps the least known Indian Test captain. In the audience is a wide-eyed ten-year-old enjoying the best winter of his life. Abhik reminisces about an unusual pitch invasion, Shourov finds a connection to Orwell's 1984 and the boys fondly look back on those things that you just don't get to do anymore.
Today's game - West Indies vs India, December 31st 1983