May 26, 2013

As a schoolboy I was a regular student who rarely missed classes. But I do remember having once bunked school just to watch a Ranji Trophy cricket match in which to the best of my recollection either Vijay Hazare or Vinoo Mankad was playing.


I have been fond of cricket since then. Those days there was no television; so, cricket lovers could enjoy important matches played elsewhere only by listening to the commentary on AIR. I recall a BBC interview with me some years back in which the interviewer was discussing with me my non-political interests like films, books and cricket, in which at one point I tried to imitate a cricket commentary by the outstanding commentator of that era, AFS Talyarkhan.


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