Leg spinners honoured.

Leg spinners honoured.

Post by Venkat Sridhar » Sat, 27 Jul 1996 04:00:00


This does'nt seem to have come to the attention of RSCers, but the
Indian government, in a marvellous (tm: Blow-felled) gesture,
decided to honour two of the world's best legspinners (in their
opinion, of course), Anil Kumble and Rajindra Dhanraj, with the
Arjuna Award (an annual award for sportsmen).

Rumour is strife that Warne may not have been considered because
of certain remarks that he made about Sri Lanka before the World Cup
last year.

All the above is unconfirmed.

Win or lose, forever Windies.
Venky (Venkatesh Sridharan).

PS: I wonder what 'Lanka Net' will say about this... all of know
    that De Silva is the greatest spinner around.

 
 
 

Leg spinners honoured.

Post by Venkatesh Jagadeeshwa » Sat, 27 Jul 1996 04:00:00


(Venkat

Quote:
Sridharan) writes:

|>
|> This does'nt seem to have come to the attention of RSCers, but the
|> Indian government, in a marvellous (tm: Blow-felled) gesture,
|> decided to honour two of the world's best legspinners (in their
|> opinion, of course), Anil Kumble and Rajindra Dhanraj, with the
|> Arjuna Award (an annual award for sportsmen).

Anil Kumble yes,but Rajindra Dhanraj cannot receive Arjun Award because
it is given only to Indian Nationals.

Thanks,
Venkatesh

 
 
 

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Post by Sriram Naray » Sun, 28 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


>> (Venkat> Sridharan) writes:
> |> This does'nt seem to have come to the attention of RSCers, but the
> |> Indian government, in a marvellous (tm: Blow-felled) gesture,
> |> decided to honour two of the world's best legspinners (in their
> |> opinion, of course), Anil Kumble and Rajindra Dhanraj, with the
> |> Arjuna Award (an annual award for sportsmen).

> Anil Kumble yes,but Rajindra Dhanraj cannot receive Arjun Award because
> it is given only to Indian Nationals.

> Thanks,
> Venkatesh

Knowing the high regard Venkat Sridharan has for legspinners in general
and Dhanraj in particular, I hardly think he was being serious.
Anyway, Indian Express identifies the Dhanraj in question as
"ACE hockey player Dhanraj Pillay, presently doing duty for
India at the Olympics". On second thoughts, the Indian
Govt. *should* have given the Arjuna Award to Rajindra Dhanraj -
maybe the WI selectors would then be persuaded to include
Dhanraj in the Test XI against the Indians at the expense of Ambrose
or Walsh. Now, you can't drop an Arjuna Award winner, can you? -:)

Cheers,

Sriram Narayan

 
 
 

Leg spinners honoured.

Post by Venkat Sridhar » Thu, 01 Aug 1996 04:00:00

: >> (Venkat> Sridharan) writes:
: > |> This does'nt seem to have come to the attention of RSCers, but the
: > |> Indian government, in a marvellous (tm: Blow-felled) gesture,
: > |> decided to honour two of the world's best legspinners (in their
: > |> opinion, of course), Anil Kumble and Rajindra Dhanraj, with the
: > |> Arjuna Award (an annual award for sportsmen).
:
: Knowing the high regard Venkat Sridharan has for legspinners in general
: and Dhanraj in particular, I hardly think he was being serious.

[...]

: Sriram Narayan

-------
Just to clarify: my post was not intended to be sarcastic towards either leggies,
or towards Dhanraj. When I saw the list of people who won the award, the names
Kumble and Dhanraj were next to each other in the list... only on closer
examination was it obvious that one was Dhanraj Pillay. Hence the post...

As for the West Indies not selecting Dhanraj, why, even India, that staunch
proponent of spinners, did not pick two leg-spinners against England. Hirwani
never did get a look in... why is it surprising to see Dhanraj's name omitted?
Also, the stats seem to show that Dhanraj takes a wicket every 135 deliveries
or so, while all of Ambrose, Walsh, Bishop and Kenny Benjamin take one every 50
deliveries.

Win or lose, forever Windies.
Venky (Venkatesh Sridharan).