Inside Sport - - First XI -

Al­though In­dia found wins hard to come by when in­stated as a Test-play­ing na­tion in 1932, they en­riched the game with three dis­tinc­tive at­tributes: spin, ex­otic bats­man­ship and in­domitable spirit. They brought with them greater em­pha­sis on wrists, fin­gers and feet. In­dian cricket has ne­go­ti­ated hard roads since, but on those oc­ca­sions when they’ve turned the right way, a great spin­ner or two has stood at the cross­roads.

Here are ten out­stand­ing match-win­ning ef­forts by In­dia’s spin­ners, and one that al­most turned a mo­men­tous se­ries – for even when the great In­dian twirlers were not match­win­ners, they were al­ways game-chang­ers.

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