Sunday, November 9, 2008

Stumped

Following is an excerpt from this blog by V. Ramnarayan. It's a really nice blog, filled with anecdotes.

" "Kya bole?" (What did you say)? Abid is credited with asking this classic question of Viswanath, when they met three quarters of the way down the pitch, with GRV rooted to the spot and repeatedly shouting "No!" at the top of his voice, and Abid still charging down regardless for a run. This no doubt apocryphal story of an incident in a Test match was told with much relish by the Karnataka batsman, at the expense of the Hyderabad all rounder, who had a reputation for getting mixed up in run outs. Abid Ali was about twice as swift between wickets as most other batsmen and was always on the lookout for quick singles. He was more than once stumped off the first ball he faced, because he had taken off for a single even before playing the ball."

2 comments:

adr said...

He was more than once stumped off the first ball he faced, because he had taken off for a single even before playing the ball.

LOL

Sharad Ragas said...

I am laughing out so loud..