Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Jumbo Legacy

Here is an excerpt from an article I read on cricinfo….


“…..In many ways, it's also the start of a new era. As Dhoni said at the press conference, modern-day Indian captains had grown so used to Anil Kumble being there as a perennial Plan B [A when it was a turning track] that the idea of going into a series without him seems almost bizarre. Both Amit Mishra and Yuvraj Singh are stepping into large boots, and the best thing they can do is chart their own course. The minute Mishra worries about 600 wickets, or Yuvraj about 7000 Test runs, then they're lost….”


Ok Ok, fine, I wont let my blog become an online shrine to Kumble.

PS: If you are reading this, Jumbo, Please come back for one more match , please.


Aniruddha Agarwal said...

Well, he might just come back, not to play though; its to be hoped that he doesn't spoil his image by acting like a jerk in the commentary box or getting paid for acting like a jerk in a commercial.

I'm sure he's smart enough.

Akshay G N I said...

but commentary ? after reading what u have written , i feel u r of the opinion that all ex cricketer commentators are bad 'jerks'in the commentary box. or perhaps all the good commentators are guys who havent played much cricket.
agreed gavaskar and akram & co. are pretty bad but certainly none of the commentators who have played little or no int'l cricket like harsha bhogle, robin jackman, tony cozier, mark nicholas etc, match up to the legends like benaud, bill lawry, holding, tony grieg, ian chappel, shastri et al.
so, really i dont see eye to eye with ur observation at all. unless we actually hear kumble out, we cant say he is going to be a 'jerk' in the commentary box.

Sumedh said...

I think what he meant is that he doesn't spoil his image doing commentary like Sidhu or Amarnath.