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He liked to play his shots, whether on 0 or 99

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belur vas
Great cricketer and a gentlemen,
by belur vas on Mar 03, 2020 07:48 PM

Watched him batting at central college grounds and later at chinnaswamy stadium, stylish

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c gayathri
real master
by c gayathri on Jul 05, 2017 11:22 AM

in my school days we loved him a lot for his elegance and smartness. happy birthday great cricketer.

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anand menon
Many Happy Returns of the Day!!!
by anand menon on Feb 14, 2015 09:53 PM

I have always admired you and your style....Praise the Lord..

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nam vishwa
by harindranath on Feb 14, 2015 11:31 AM  | Hide replies

In karnataka he was so famous that he was the most popular figure after Matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar. People use to call "namm vishwa"(our vishwanath) with so much love and affection. Even Gavaskar acknowledged that Vishy was better than him in his hey days.

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Re: nam vishwa
by Raghanna on Feb 14, 2015 02:45 PM
Rightly said his popularity was matching to Dr.Raj's !!

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Pat Thakur
Re: Re: nam vishwa
by Pat Thakur on Feb 14, 2015 09:24 PM
popularity or not, we remember him only for his rank professionalism n art i.e. for making that "late cut" immortal.

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Mike Teflon
Happy birthday
by Mike Teflon on Feb 13, 2015 06:47 PM

G Viswanath, an artist par excellence.. Go strong!

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by sayisurya on Feb 12, 2015 05:23 PM

Even though he did well or India he got less recognition than some others who did not fare well may be due to regional bias

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anand datar
Yes, I have seen him play
by anand datar on Feb 12, 2015 05:09 PM  | Hide replies

Yes, I have seen Gundappa Vishwanath batting in his prime days ! He was a treat to watch ! His shots were really delicate and played with full confidence ! In those days I used to like his batting rather than Sunil Gavaskar's ! Gavaskar was a perfect copy book, but Vishy was 'nazakat' !!

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srirama chandra rao
Re: Yes, I have seen him play
by srirama chandra rao on Feb 13, 2015 11:42 AM
I am a big fan of viswanath, the little master. When westindian fast bowlers are on top of the world, Viswanath faced them with gusto and artisty. Gavaskar and Viswanath were pillars in that period in India's batting line up like Dravid and tendulkar did in recent times. Now we wish that Virat and Rahane should form that pair who can take India forward

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Happy birthday vishanath
by on Feb 12, 2015 04:59 PM

We always enjoyed his batting. and either won or drew when HE batted.

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Suresh S
Vishy sir
by Suresh S on Feb 12, 2015 04:22 PM

a very happy birthday to the original little master.

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Happy Birthday and 3 Cheers to the Little Master
by RAGHAVENDRA RAO on Feb 12, 2015 04:04 PM

I have been a great fan of vishy from day one, and each of his shots were copy book style, and some of his shots are rarely found nowadays. His late cuts were a delight to watch. just when the wicket keeper felt that he had the ball in his hands, the Master would draw back and cut the ball to the Boundary.
I have not seen much of his hook shots, except for one to the onside, that two at the level of his shoulder hit mostly of fast bowlers.
A master who always stuck and played when things were down.
Wish he had hung on for some more time in Cricket.
Kudos to him
Raghavendra K Rao

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