With Indian cricket in crisis, and its leadership under scrutiny, Martin looks back at the life and times of the man who was, probably, the country’s best ever skipper.
His stark resemblance to the Hollywood super star Bruce Willis aside Daryl Harper was one of the colorful umpires to have umpired the game. Although he had to retire five shy of a 100 Tests he gave his fair share to the game. It was indeed disappointing for him that he had to quit before reaching a century under controversial circumstances. In a candid interview with CricketWeb he shares his thoughts about various things, cricket, baseball and life in general.
At Lords in the second innings England were wobbling with India doing their utmost to wrestle the momentum from the hosts, and at 107-6 (a lead for England of 295 at this point) the game may not quite have been considered ‘in the balance’ but India were giving themselves a hint of an opportunity. Yet they couldn’t break the Matt Prior and Stuart Broad partnership and the game was soon beyond them.