Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Who's in Alankar, Avenues this time? - Part I

Place: Chepauk, Chennai
Year: 1998
Test no. 1405 in progress
Australia needs 348 runs to win and India needs 10 Australian wickets. Sitting in Stand ‘D’ a.k.a “Sixer’s stand”, I was hoping that the camera will catch me live in action. My fellow spectator told me to look at the flashlight coming in from the Pavilion. That is where he sits and talks about cricket.

Place: Home, Chennai
Year: 1998 – 2002
Brian Lara Cricket is on the Sega 16-bit video game. Five of us playing a cricket tournament against each other on a two-player station. Due to the odd number of five, I always opted out to do the commentary of the virtual game. His influence had a tremendous effect on me.

Place: Durgapur, West Bengal
Year: 2007
I come across a speech given by him. And it changes my life completely. I start a blog of my own with the title being the essence of his lecture – “It all starts in the mind”.

Place: Online (Virtual World)
Year: 2008 - Present
Cricinfo is at its peak and a certain person regularly contributes articles. Cricket analysis presented in contemporary style. He encouraged me to write about cricket and he never let the game down.

Place: SJMSOM, IIT Bombay
Year: November 2012
He comes down to campus to deliver a lecture at Avenues 2012, the Annual Business festival of IIT Bombay. Finally I will meet him, face-to-face.

Welcome Harsha Bhogle!
Welcome Anita Bhogle!

Date: 4th November, 2012
Time: 11 a.m
Venue: IIT Bombay

Avenues 2012. Beyond Horizons, Beyond Limits.

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