Chandu Borde recollects his brush with Eden gardens crowd
It’s not only bouquets and brickbats but also bangles at Eden Gardens, recollected former India captain Chandu Borde here today. Remembering his brush with the Eden crowd after they were handed an innings and 45 runs thrashing by the West Indies in the riot-hit 1966-67 Test, the 80-year-old former India allrounder said: “I’m sure the Windies would have broken Olympic sprint records by the way they rushed to the team hotel after riots broke out on day two.” “After the match ended, the fans gave us nicely gift-wrapped packets at the railway station. We readily accepted them thinking that it would be sweets. At the next stoppage, when we opened them we were shocked to find bangles!,” Borde exclaimed.