Story of a lost journalist

November 4, 2008

Kapil went, Kumble goes, Dhoni will go

Filed under: Diary,My Musing Moments,People — Cris @ 13:18
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I am not a sports lover. I am not much of a cricket follower. A match on TV on a rare day is all I have to my credit of cricket know-how. So when I read Kumble was retiring, I thought “Guess its about time. Poor Nish wont be taking it good”. Poor Nish is my bro and he has a history of sitting sad over retirements, of people he says are absolutely talented. He did in 1994 when Paaji left the ground. Now is Kumble’s turn.

But when I read about it yesterday, I found myself a tad too sentimental. These lines from The Hindu especially had me slushy for a long while

“I know how hard I had to fight to get this cap and how hard it is to play at the international level. It’s a proud moment to represent a billion people whose expectations keep rising each time you go out there.”

Seems just days ago Kumble, Ganguly, Sachin, Dravid and Jadeja ran around the pitch in their twenties. These guys were around for such a long while I just identified Indian team with their names. And now one by one, they are all going. How I hate that new leaf-old leaf story! But yet these names were the new leaves of 90s, just like an Ishant or an Uthappa is today. There is just no changing that.



  1. oh! time! she just flies by…
    don’t worry , its how it is

    Comment by Vishnu Kuttan — November 5, 2008 @ 09:12 | Reply

  2. @VK, yes but I dont like it sometimes!

    Comment by Cris — November 5, 2008 @ 13:50 | Reply

  3. Beautifully written. We tend to peg our love and loyalties all the time. We equally fast search and find new pegs when the old ones drop down. Now it is the turn of Dhoni, Ishant and the lot. That is the beauty of life. It keeps flowing like a river; never is it still.

    Comment by P. Venugopal — November 5, 2008 @ 17:24 | Reply

  4. Yeah Wally. It was pretty depressing 😦
    I wish he could have gone out on a high with a 10 wicket haul or something, but injuries piled up one after the other. Champions don’t last forever. Memories do.

    Comment by Nish — November 5, 2008 @ 19:17 | Reply

  5. I think i read about a Joint Stock Company’s definition : Men may come and men may go, but a company goes on for ever !

    Well, sounds applicable here. The institution of cricket must thrive !

    Comment by Kavi — November 5, 2008 @ 22:47 | Reply

  6. @P Venugopal, yes but sometimes I am not able to appreciate that beauty. It somehow seems unfair

    @Nish, hmm yes dont worry Nishboy, at least now you dont have to worry about any more retirements. Unless there is a new favorite?

    @Kavi, err that line actually reminded me of a Madonna song – Material girl – “Boys may come and boys may go And thats all right you see”

    Comment by Cris — November 10, 2008 @ 20:54 | Reply

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