Dilip Vengsarkar to mark his presence during Ashes Test at Lord's

DC | BIPIN DANI
Published Jul 17, 2015, 6:23 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 12:41 pm IST
60-year-old is scheduled to witness the second Ashes Test which commenced at Lord's
Known as Lord of Lord's for hitting three tons (1979, 1982 and 1986 tours) at this ground, the 60-year-old Dilip Vengsarkar is scheduled to witness the second Ashes Test which commenced at Lord's on Thursday. (Photo: AFP/ File)
 Known as Lord of Lord's for hitting three tons (1979, 1982 and 1986 tours) at this ground, the 60-year-old Dilip Vengsarkar is scheduled to witness the second Ashes Test which commenced at Lord's on Thursday. (Photo: AFP/ File)

Dubai: Lord's is not an unfamiliar name to India's Dilip Vengsarkar. Known as Lord of Lord's for hitting three tons (1979, 1982 and 1986 tours) at this ground, the 60-year-old Dilip Vengsarkar is scheduled to witness the second Ashes Test which commenced at Lord's on Thursday.

 

This was revealed by former India stumper Farokh Engineer. Interestingly, in 2011, Vengsarkar was also given an honour to ring the five-minute bell before the commencement of the third day's game at Lord's  

Speaking exclusively from England, Farokh Engineer said, "My Mumbai-based friend Dilip Vengsarkar will be in my company in watching the Lord's Test. Our good friend (Dr. Samir Pathak) has also hosted a question answer session with Dilip Vengsarkar, Gordon Greenidge and Monty Panesar at House of Lord's on Saturday."

"Last year also this symposium was arranged when world's legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar was present," he further added.

Dr Pathak, is an Indian origin surgeon based in the UK. He was also a talented cricketer in the earlier years and represented England Universities in 2004 as a wicket-keeper.

Surprisingly, Farokh Engineer was unaware about the the suspension of Hiken Shah, who played for the club in England to which Engineer is a president.

The 30-year-old Hiken Shah who has been recently banned for "approaching" an IPL player has recently played for Whalley Cricket Club.

"I am a president of half a dozen clubs in Lancashire and I have not even heard a name of Hiken Shah," he added.

Hiken Shah is the highest run-getter (924 runs) with an average of 66 and a strike-rate of 94.
 

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT