I thought that rsc deserves to know of a virtually unknown fan
of Australian cricket.
With great sadness, I write the sad demise of my student as well
as my very good friend Mr Venkatesh Babu, who IMHO, was one
of the greatest fans of Australian cricket. Venkatesh had
never been to Australia in his life which was cut cruelly short
by a freakish motorcycle accident yesterday on our campus, but he was one of the most ardent and never-say-die fan of Aussie cricket. He was one
of the most disappointed of fans in the recent 0-4 loss of the
young inexperienced Aussies in Bhaarath and I had never even
seen a real Aussie grief struck on the plight of its cricket.
Of course he did have an affection for the cricket of his own country
but that always came after his passion for Aussie cricket. Because I had lived in Australia for 14 years, he always used to ask me about life there. And his
dream was always to do his higher studies in Australia and of course
to watch live games at the MCC. And his other dream was to at least
meet the spin genius Warnie in person. He was also a great
fan of Punter. But all this can never happen now for my friend.
I'm going to deeply miss animated discussions with him, esp
pertaining Aussie cricket. But I have to admit that I'm
crushingly disappointed at the cruel workings of fate.
In his demise Australian cricket has lost one of its greatest
RIP Venky. Since We Hindus believe in re-birth, I'm sure U
will be reborn in the great sport loving nation of Australia
and realize all ur dreams which were unfulfilled in this short
and sweet lifetime.