Recently, I got a surprise DM tweet to check if I was the same Salil Datar who had scored a hundred in the Rohinton Baria Inter Varsity finals in 1985-86 against Madras University which had W V Raman. On connecting with the person to check how he was able to track me, he shared howContinue reading “An Ode to the True Fans which make cricket a great game !”
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Practise Makes a Man Perfect and Match Practise Makes Him Even Better.
My parents relocated to Mumbai from Delhi in 1971 when I was a 5 years old. I was lucky to have moved into a colony at Mahim with over 100 families with kids more or less my age. Our colony has lots of open space and being sea facing we also get fresh sea breeze.Continue reading “Practise Makes a Man Perfect and Match Practise Makes Him Even Better.”
Cricket Diplomacy – India Wins the Match & Lahore Wins our Hearts!
Cricket is a binding glue in our country. Corporates have realised this long time back and have leveraged it to run Rewards and Recognition ( R & R ) programs for internal as well as external customers, corporate outreach programs and fund raising drives for corporate social responsibility. While at ICICI Bank, I have seenContinue reading “Cricket Diplomacy – India Wins the Match & Lahore Wins our Hearts!”
Eknath Solkar and My Cricketing Tales from Here & There
In cricket, even though 1984/85 was the most memorable year for me as we won both the All India Rohinton Baria Trophy for supremacy in varsity cricket and the Vizzy Trophy for being the winners of the inter- zonal championship, it was only in 1987/88, that my good form and scores got me into theContinue reading “Eknath Solkar and My Cricketing Tales from Here & There”
Pankaj Udhas, the binding force behind our 1984/85 Rohinton Baria winning team !!
The Rohinton Baria Trophy tournament for supremacy in Varsity cricket in India used to be a very prestigious tournament which had thrown up Test cricketers of fame like Dilip Sardesai, Farouk Engineer (WK) , Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Kapil Dev. In 1984-85, I was lucky to be selected to represent Bombay Varsity under the captaincyContinue reading “Pankaj Udhas, the binding force behind our 1984/85 Rohinton Baria winning team !!”
Rajdeep Sardesai’s Journey – How cricket created his character and the path he chose.
It is said cricket imitates life and helps create character. Taking the instance of Rajdeep Sardesai, let me take you through his journey and the way I perceive how his cricketing days might have influenced his career decisions. Let me start with the Mumbai Varsity cricket team circa 1984-85 under the stewardship of Sanjay ManjrekarContinue reading “Rajdeep Sardesai’s Journey – How cricket created his character and the path he chose.”
Down the memory lane – Legacy of a “I’m perfect” cricketer
While playing competitive cricket between 1979 -1989, I was groomed to admire and aim for perfection – starting with my first coach Ramakant Achrekar (Achrekar Sir to all of us (Dronacharya Award winner and coach to the God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/a-slap-from-achrekar-sir-changed-my-life-tendulkar-8659 ), my cricketing god father Ramnath Kenny ( Test batsman – https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/ramnath-kenny-the-elegant-accumulator-192404Continue reading “Down the memory lane – Legacy of a “I’m perfect” cricketer”
24 years since I stopped playing cricket!!!
When I was a kid, I used to religiously follow cricket commentary on radio , play “book cricket” in school…I was very much enamoured by Ajit Wadekar as his name would be all over – newspapers, radio. I even used to wonder why my name was not Ajit!!! One of the summer holidays, my motherContinue reading “24 years since I stopped playing cricket!!!”
GOAT – What should count? A case study
GOAT means Greatest of All Times Recently I visited a club where Im a life member and have played cricket since childhood as well has had an opportunity to represent them in the local club cricket matches during my active cricket playing days. They have a Wall of Fame where I came across some veryContinue reading “GOAT – What should count? A case study”