by Nagaraj Gollapudion the Sobers' 254 between the World 11 and Australia in 1971:
"Sobers:Sir Donald Bradman thought it was the greatest innings he ever saw played in Australia.
Benaud:Sobie's innings would be second in my all-time list.
Ian Chappell: I head over in his direction to congratulate him, and he says: "Sit down, come over here." So just the two of us are in a quiet corner, and after I pour him a beer, he has a sip and then says, "Prue's left me." Prue being his wife who lived in Melbourne in those days. I said: "Sobie, if that's the bloody thing that's annoying you so much, give me her phone number, and I'll tell her to get bloody home straight away." You know, he just laughed. And it didn't make any difference - he came out and belted us again."
Interestingly, I phoned somebody for arranging some tution for our children a few years ago. He told me on the phone that he married the ex-wife of Sobers. But I never met him. I wonder whether it is the same lady.
It seems that IPL is the not the only place where Australians and Indians are collaborating. Robert Bednarik in "Dawn of a millennium:the Ascent of Indian Rock Art Research" says "... India and Australia were both parts of Gondwana,....rich in specific forms of sand sheters. In both coubtries, these shelters have given rise to rich traditions of rock paintings.... It is therefore not surprising that Indian Rock specialists now collaborate more closely with Australians than with any other colleagues"