There probably is no venue more storied in world cricket than the Melbourne Cricket Ground or MCG or The G as it is popularly known. (Sorry, Lord’s.) Test cricket began here. So did one-day cricket. It is a grand stage, Australians would argue the grandest of them all, which celebrates its 162nd birthday today i.e. 23 September 2015. To mark that, Cricking looks back at 6 performances over the last century or so at ‘G’ where some of cricket’s best performers strutted their best stuff on a big occasion in front of crowds upwards of 80,000 people. These are 6 daredevils who went grand at the G in spectacular style.
Tareque Laskar was a senior writer with a national newsmagazine and is currently a Doctoral student at Fox School Of Business, Temple University. His cricket viewing career began with Chetan Sharma's hattrick against New Zealand. He has been trying to make sense of that ever since.