A tribute to a great non-Aussie fan of Aussie cricket.

A tribute to a great non-Aussie fan of Aussie cricket.

Post by Shiva IYE » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:54:42


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
non-Aussie fan.

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.

Shiva IYER
080413
KrishNaarpaNam

 
 
 

A tribute to a great non-Aussie fan of Aussie cricket.

Post by guyper » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 03:25:04

Quote:

> 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

> non-Aussie fan.

> 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.

> Shiva IYER

> 080413

> KrishNaarpaNam

sorry to hear that, you seem to be a nice guy! Wrong time to root for Oz cricket. I grew up admiring Morris, Hassett, Miller, Harvey, Lindwall and the rest!!

 
 
 

A tribute to a great non-Aussie fan of Aussie cricket.

Post by D Ramapriy » Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:51:37


Quote:

> Wrong time to root for Oz cricket. I grew up admiring Morris, Hassett, Miller, Harvey, Lindwall and the rest!!

Interesting. The zeitgeist of my childhood had lots of GR Viswanath,
Bedi and such other players who then seemed way better than they
probably actually were (video clips that I see now fairly confirm it
too). I'm not overly nostalgic or anything but even when our team has
been mediocre - and let's face it, bar brief spells in which they
could hold their own on the international stage, India has generally
been an underperforming nation in cricket - there was *no* other team
I could get myself to root for. Ever. There's never for me been a
'wrong time' to root for India, and that's how it'll be on even the
day Bangles beats us in a Test series.

Ramapriya

 
 
 

A tribute to a great non-Aussie fan of Aussie cricket.

Post by willsutto » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 12:05:15


Quote:

>> 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

>> non-Aussie fan.

>> 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.

>> Shiva IYER

>> 080413

>> KrishNaarpaNam

> sorry to hear that, you seem to be a nice guy! Wrong time to root for Oz cricket. I grew up admiring Morris, Hassett, Miller, Harvey, Lindwall and the rest!!

christ, you must be one old SOB
 
 
 

A tribute to a great non-Aussie fan of Aussie cricket.

Post by guyper » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:39:11

Quote:



> >> 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

> >> non-Aussie fan.

> >> 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.

> >> Shiva IYER

> >> 080413

> >> KrishNaarpaNam

> > sorry to hear that, you seem to be a nice guy! Wrong time to root for Oz cricket. I grew up admiring Morris, Hassett, Miller, Harvey, Lindwall and the rest!!

> christ, you must be one old SOB

And you a wee mofo? Not that old dirtbag!
 
 
 

A tribute to a great non-Aussie fan of Aussie cricket.

Post by Jaye » Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:07:06


Quote:

> > Wrong time to root for Oz cricket. I grew up admiring Morris, Hassett, Miller, Harvey, Lindwall and the rest!!

> Interesting. The zeitgeist of my childhood had lots of GR Viswanath,
> Bedi and such other players who then seemed way better than they
> probably actually were (video clips that I see now fairly confirm it
> too). I'm not overly nostalgic or anything but even when our team has
> been mediocre - and let's face it, bar brief spells in which they
> could hold their own on the international stage, India has generally
> been an underperforming nation in cricket - there was *no* other team
> I could get myself to root for. Ever. There's never for me been a
> 'wrong time' to root for India, and that's how it'll be on even the
> day Bangles beats us in a Test series.

> Ramapriya

Rooting for India generally has nothing to do with it. In my
experience, there are several instances of Indian fans being huge
supporters of other countries. I remember oldies who, it was said,
were *huge* fans of the 1950s England and would not hear a word
against May, Barrington, Laker, Lock, Trueman, Statham etc. There were
several fans of Botham, some of whom extended their support to England
also. Fans of Sobers, Richards and the Pace Quartet were numerous and
the Calypso West Indians had a fairly big support base in India.

Gavaskar has written about an entire generation of Bombay college boys
wore their hair over their collar in imitation of Ian Chappell, who
was both charismatic and very successful in India. All in all, it is
hardly unknown for Indians to have been massive fans of other cricket
teams and it doesn't detract from their Indian fandom in any way.

Regards,
Jayen

 
 
 

A tribute to a great non-Aussie fan of Aussie cricket.

Post by willsutto » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 08:58:14


Quote:



>>>> 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

>>>> non-Aussie fan.

>>>> 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.

>>>> Shiva IYER

>>>> 080413

>>>> KrishNaarpaNam

>>> sorry to hear that, you seem to be a nice guy! Wrong time to root for Oz cricket. I grew up admiring Morris, Hassett, Miller, Harvey, Lindwall and the rest!!

>> christ, you must be one old SOB

> And you a wee mofo? Not that old dirtbag!

dirtbag ??? roflmao

you are one old SOB

 
 
 

A tribute to a great non-Aussie fan of Aussie cricket.

Post by guyper » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 09:05:35

Quote:





> >>>> 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

> >>>> non-Aussie fan.

> >>>> 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.

> >>>> Shiva IYER

> >>>> 080413

> >>>> KrishNaarpaNam

> >>> sorry to hear that, you seem to be a nice guy! Wrong time to root for Oz cricket. I grew up admiring Morris, Hassett, Miller, Harvey, Lindwall and the rest!!

> >> christ, you must be one old SOB

> > And you a wee mofo? Not that old dirtbag!

> dirtbag ??? roflmao

> you are one old SOB

How about scumbag? Feel better, still very in in N Y, not in slums of Sinney?
 
 
 

A tribute to a great non-Aussie fan of Aussie cricket.

Post by willsutto » Fri, 12 Apr 2013 09:09:33


Quote:





>>>>>> 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

>>>>>> non-Aussie fan.

>>>>>> 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.

>>>>>> Shiva IYER

>>>>>> 080413

>>>>>> KrishNaarpaNam

>>>>> sorry to hear that, you seem to be a nice guy! Wrong time to root for Oz cricket. I grew up admiring Morris, Hassett, Miller, Harvey, Lindwall and the rest!!

>>>> christ, you must be one old SOB

>>> And you a wee mofo? Not that old dirtbag!

>> dirtbag ??? roflmao

>> you are one old SOB

> How about scumbag? Feel better, still very in in N Y, not in slums of Sinney?

not only old but senile
 
 
 

A tribute to a great non-Aussie fan of Aussie cricket.

Post by d.ramapr.. » Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:08:23

Quote:



> > > Wrong time to root for Oz cricket. I grew up admiring Morris, Hassett, Miller, Harvey, Lindwall and the rest!!

> > Interesting. The zeitgeist of my childhood had lots of GR Viswanath,

> > Bedi and such other players who then seemed way better than they

> > probably actually were (video clips that I see now fairly confirm it

> > too). I'm not overly nostalgic or anything but even when our team has

> > been mediocre - and let's face it, bar brief spells in which they

> > could hold their own on the international stage, India has generally

> > been an underperforming nation in cricket - there was *no* other team

> > I could get myself to root for. Ever. There's never for me been a

> > 'wrong time' to root for India, and that's how it'll be on even the

> > day Bangles beats us in a Test series.

> > Ramapriya

> Rooting for India generally has nothing to do with it. In my

> experience, there are several instances of Indian fans being huge

> supporters of other countries. I remember oldies who, it was said,

> were *huge* fans of the 1950s England and would not hear a word

> against May, Barrington, Laker, Lock, Trueman, Statham etc. There were

> several fans of Botham, some of whom extended their support to England

> also. Fans of Sobers, Richards and the Pace Quartet were numerous and

> the Calypso West Indians had a fairly big support base in India.

> Gavaskar has written about an entire generation of Bombay college boys

> wore their hair over their collar in imitation of Ian Chappell, who

> was both charismatic and very successful in India. All in all, it is

> hardly unknown for Indians to have been massive fans of other cricket

> teams and it doesn't detract from their Indian fandom in any way.

> Regards,

> Jayen

All true. My post was just to emphasize that for a true fan there's never a 'wrong time to root' for his team. Liverpool FC fans (one of my sons is, and so I know) are a good present example of this.

Ramapriya