a tribute from a common but proud fan...

shared by straight point on Tuesday, November 04, 2008


everything that can be said about kumble has been said...in blogsphere as well as media...

have not come across better tributes than these two...

one from uj of oz...cricket with balls...written well before his retirement...

and another...from friend and fellow blogger som of doosra...

his tribute, specially, is very touching, moving and re-assuring...its as much about kumble as it is about life...

but if i close my eyes and try to visualize kumble...the image (and words) that appear in my mind are of kumble sitting at press conference after what they called a 'match' in sydney...

saying in dejected but strong voice...

only one team played in the spirit of the game...

and how world took notice of...the honesty of statement...

and realized the gravity of circumstances...

imagine any other player making such type of statement and you will know what i mean...

but i thank you kumble...

thank you...for giving us many other wonderful moments to cherish...

...and most importantly thanking you for giving many of us, fighting day in day out without that 'x-factor' thing, the belief and confidence that yes...we can too make it count...with dignity...and honesty...

you belonged to and were like many of us...that's why, i think, we never allowed you the luxury of being called a star...or 'the god'...

13 comments:

Naked Cricket said...

Good honest one SP, like the man himself! That last line was something!

Recall the shirt brand called The Honest Shirt, who better than Jumbo to revive it!

Naked Cricket said...

Btw lotta Jumbo's in that pic and outta it too. 5 on last count

Straight Point said...

that's gaurav...!

i wanted the pic of kumble filled with his moments...found this one...so went ahead with this... :)

Sanjay Awasthi said...

good thought PAN, to me, he is the one who was not indulge in any controversy in his whole career..he was a smart cricketer in all manners...

Straight Point said...

thanks SA!

yes this is another feather in his cap that he avoided controversies for more than 18 years of career...

sort of unthinkable in now a days...

Straight Point said...
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Straight Point said...

now i recall that shirt NC! the shirt was 'peter england'...

Naked Cricket said...

sp, you really didn't peter england, eh?

btw their competition did an ad, said "angrez chale gaye, peter ko peche chod ke"

scorpicity said...

What do you reckon he will next do? Would you like to see him commentate or do some coaching role?

Straight Point said...

very funny NC!! :)

Straight Point said...

i think he should just chill out for time being...

afterword BCCI can invite him to be a spin coach of india like CA asked warne to do...

Damith S. said...

http://fly-slip.blogspot.com/2008/11/anil.html

thts my tribute. a fine one by you as well sp.

avoid all controversies ? sydney anyone !??!

Straight Point said...

thanks DS!!

are you suggesting the he was party to that controversy? :)

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