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Follow On!

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Fun cricket fact: 10 years ago to the day yesterday, VVS Laxman & Rahul Dravid misled us into believing that a follow-on is the best thing you can hope for. They were like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (Eden Garden, if one was to nitpick), biting into the fruit of hope, raising our expectations and thereby ruining Indian cricket forever.

Here are two people getting misty-eyed and nostalgic about that day – one says he was (miraculously) at home on a school day, singled out by the gods to witness a great spectacle; the other talks of sending ‘teasing messages’ to Rahul Dravid reminding him of that day in Kolkata.

More fun fact: ‘Ten’dulkar scored ‘ten’ runs in both innings of a test match from almost the same number of balls with exactly same number of boundaries. Surely that’s a rarer event. Why don’t people remember that?


Written by sujaybedekar

March 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Posted in cricket, Sports

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  1. Even in failure, the man is a genius. A true legend.

    Amool Paranjpe

    March 16, 2011 at 2:25 am

    • Hahahahaha …. true that! 😀


      March 16, 2011 at 4:06 am

  2. Hey Sujay!!!

    Long time!!! How are things!!! Should stop with the exclamation marks now!!! 🙂

    Just saw ur reply to my comment on ur blog (really cool blog by the way). In fact, am still based in Hong Kong, with a quant hedge fund. But am desperately trying to move back to India. So you could say am in perpetual transit more or less.

    So you still with DB then! Thats really great … must be enjoying work then. Still in touch with Ankur? How is his PhD coming along? Am trying to get back in touch with everyone.

    Anyways, give me ur mail id so we could chat.


    Kaushik Goswami

    March 18, 2011 at 11:44 am

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