1972-73: Captain: Tony Lewis. India 2/1.
England sent a second-string team as had been the practice right from the 1950s. Lewis had never played a Test match before this tour. His team began on the right note, winning the first Test, but then Ajit Wadekar`s Indians bounced back to win the next two Tests before the final two were drawn. During the tour, the tourists were for the first time guarded by heavy security following death threats from the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization). This just a few months after the massacre of Israeli sportspersons at the Munich Olympics. In Pic:
Wadekar seen taking a walk with a young and precocious Sunny Gavaskar. Click here for the latest from England`s tour of India