New Delhi. Do you know when a girl has kissed an Indian cricketer for the first time? The first such incident probably took place in the 60s, when Indian cricketer Abbas Ali Baig was kissed by a female fan in the middle of a match while walking in the open field. It is said that this was the first incident in the history of Indian cricket, when a girl had kissed an Indian cricketer.
Abbas Ali Baig is considered one of the Indian cricketers. In his cricket days, girls used to be crazy about him. He was called the ‘Glamour Boy’ of Indian cricket. Abbas Ali Baig did a wonderful job of scoring his first Test century on foreign soil. He scored 112 against England in the 1959 Manchester Test. At that time Abbas Ali Baig became the youngest batsman to score a century in the history of Indian Test cricket. When Abbas Ali scored this century, he was 20 years 131 days old. Later this record of Abbas Ali Baig was broken by Kapil Dev. Kapil Dev scored a century in the 1979 Delhi Test against the West Indies. At that time Kapil’s age was 20 years 21 days.
When a woman publicly kissed Abbas Ali Baig, a Test match was being played against Australia in 1960 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. On the last day of the Test match, when Abbas Ali Baig was returning to the pavilion after batting, a girl came inside the ground and started kissing him. It is said that the girl did not one but 13 kisses to Abbas. At the same time, when this incident was happening, the spectators present in the Brabourne Stadium were watching the scene in a calm manner.
Vijay Merchant was doing the radio commentary of this test match. During the commentary, Vijay Merchant jokingly said, ‘Where were these girls when I was scoring a century and a double century’.
Please tell that in this Test, Abbas Ali Baig scored 50 runs in India’s first innings and 58 runs in the second innings. Abbas Ali, along with Ramnath Keni, was successful in getting the Test match drawn.
Please tell that Abbas Ali Baig played 10 Test matches in his career and was able to score only one century. In his Test career, Abbas scored 428 runs, including 2 half-centuries. However, Abbas Ali Baig’s first class career has been very impressive. He has scored 12367 runs in 235 first class matches. During this, he has scored 21 centuries and 64 half-centuries.
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 21, 2023, 18:46 IST