Talking about great sporting moments, which you can look back and say yes I was there.
For the English, it would always be England winning the World Cup (football of course) in 1966, the only time they have won the prestigious cup. Bobby Moore captained the team and led them to victory. He used to live in the next street to where we live now. This was way before we moved here though.
More recently, the middle Saturday of the Olympics was another great day, when not only did team GB win 6 gold medals in one day, but 3 of them were on the track that evening, with Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Greg Rutherford bringing it home in the space of just one hour. My urology surgeon was lucky enough to be there and for him the icing on the cake was when the Kenyan David Rudisha broke the world record running the 800m race that evening.
We were lucky enough to get tickets to watch a few events during the olympics as well, but nothing as spectacular as that. More on that another time. Asha was also here and she had tickets to watch the women’s badminton game. For her it turned out to be a lucky day as well as she watched Saina Nehwal collect her bronze medal.
For me the sporting memory when I can definitely say I was there was in 2001 when a young Roger Federer upset the Wimbledon reigning champion Pete Sampras and went through to the quarter finals. We shouted and cheered for him that day.
So will Carlos Brathwaite’s 4 sixes go down in T20 history in a similar way. Maybe not for us, but definitely for the West Indian supporters who were there that day in Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.