Throughout cricketing history, there have been various legends who established their own legacy, but even the best in business have a weakness. Playing Team India at home, and beating them on Indian pitches is a mean feat, but it becomes a challenge altogether in the purest format of the gentleman’s game.
Actually SENA players tend to struggle on Indian tracks and this has been a trend for a very long time. The same way Asian players have difficulties to play in overseas conditions. Various legends of the sport, who were renowned for their batting prowess, have inexplicably underwhelmed while playing in Asia.
In the following slides, we have listed five legends who struggled to play on Indian pitches:
5) Desmond Haynes
Former West Indies player Desmond Haynes, who was renowned for his styling batting belongs to that category of legends who have an excellent record in Test cricket, but they struggled in India instead.
Haynes played a total 10 Test matches against India on Indian pitches, although he could muster up just 377 runs overall in as many games, with an average of 22.18.
In the 18 innings that the right-handed batsman played, he could score just two fifties, and his best score was 58.
These numbers clearly suggest that there was something about the Asian conditions that probably troubled Haynes. Overall, the 64-year-old played 116 matches for the Windies, scoring 7478 runs with an average of 42.30.