Ep 245 - Dennis Amiss - Touring India - A fantastic place to play

The Paddock and The Pavilion - The Horse Racing and Cricket Podcast

27-01-2024 • 42 mins

Cricket fans will know England have just begun a test series against India and before the action began in Hyderabad, I spoke to former England opening batsman Dennis Amiss about his days touring India during the 1970s. Dennis gives us an insightful account of his battles with legendary Indian spinners Bishan Bedi and Bhagwath Chandrasekhar in two contrasting Test match tours, 1972/73 and 1976/77. Dennis explains the many challenges you face on the sub-continent both on and off the field. Hear how, quite extraordinarily, one of those famous Indian spinners helped him during the series with some extra practice. It’s a podcast packed full of cricketing nostalgia, crowds of 100,000, the charismatic leadership of Tony Greig which all help you capture the magic of India in the 1970s. To end the show the former England opener adds his thoughts on the current series. This interview was recorded on 22 January 2024. Please subscribe to us on Apple podcasts, Amazon music, Google or Spotify. Connect with us on X, Facebook & Instagram @ThePaddandPav www.stephenwallismedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices