In this memorable picture, you can see Sunil Gavaskar is out caught cheaply for five, by Majid Khan in first slip off fast-medium bowler Saleem Altaf. This was the second Test match between Pakistan and India at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium in October 1978. As cricketing ties between these two neighboring nations resumed after a gap of 18 years.
The first Test match at Faisalabad had ended in a draw, making it 13 such results in a row in Pakistan-India Test Encounters. Others players in this image are batsman Chetan Chauhan and Pakistan fielders Mudassar Nazar (left), Wicket Keeper Wasim Bari. The umpire seen is Mahboob Shah. India was bowled out for 199 and Pakistan gained a first inning lead of 340.
Although India scored 465 in the second inning and set a modest target. Pakistan raced to an eight-wicket win and a new chapter of positive Pakistan-India ties had begun. So, relive the glorious moments of cricketing past a picture with historic significance between two countries.