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First of all, the movies has little to do with Cricket. If you are not a cricket fan, there is very little you will understand anyway. If you are cricket fan, there is nothing for you in it.
Secondly, it bends facts.
Yes, they lost to Australia 5-1 in 75. But the series was a good one. West Indies had won the 2nd test by an innings. WI had Roberts and Holding. They could have played the same game the Aussies did.
Now they talk about using the short pitched stuff against the Indians because they were at the receiving ends down under. That is not a fact. In that series in 76, WI won the first test. India won the second coming from behind and scoring 418/4 or something like that. Both Gavaskar and Vishwanath scored centuries. That was too much for WI to stomach. What they did in Kingston was disgraceful. Absolutely disgraceful. All they did was to bowl bouncers on a track tailor made for their bowlers. They did not spare the tailenders. The crowd screamed for blood.
They were not as nice as they project themselves to be. They were perhaps the greatest cricket team. But one of the ugliest. It was a good thing India got its revenge in the 83 World Cup.
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