feat. Farokh Engineer

06.04.2021 - By Cyrus Says

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We've got a big one for cricket lovers! On this episode, Cyrus is joined by the cricket legend Farokh Engineer, and it's a day in wonderland for a cricket deewani like Cyrus. They talk about some hilarious stories and recount some great memorable anecdotes about the spelling of Farokh's name, Farokh's father being a doctor and being called Dr. Engineer his entire life, and lots more. Farokh also talks about him and Shashi Kapoor benchmates in Don Bosco school, how Farokh's first catch ever was a piece chalk thrown by their teacher at Shashi Kapoor, how Farokh got a pilot's license and wanted to join the airforce, and tons more. They also get into some hilarious stories of how he got into Podar college, playing against the West Indies early in his career, being the first Indian to model for Brylcream back in the day, being good friends with J.R.D. Tata, being invited to play county cricket in England, and many many more fascinating tales. Also discussed on this episode is sledging from Farokh's time, the time Geoffrey Boycott ran after him with a bat at Toronto Airport, what cricket was like in the 60's and 70's, the first test series that India ever won against England in 1971, meeting the Queen of England for the first time, and more.
Farokh and Cyrus also talk about Viv Richards being the best player Farokh had ever seen, who from the current lot of Indian cricketers does Farokh see himself in, and more. Tune in for a hilarious episode.

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