Monday, April 24, 2006

Mr. Twinkle Toes at 43

Mohammad Azharuddin playing his last Test in 2000 at age 37 could still make Ian Chappell rave about his ability to stay on the 'balls of his feet' while playing slower bowlers. It ain't much different at 43.
He was playing veterans' cricket in Pakistan a few days back. Did you expect a stiff, pot-bellied old hat to pretend as the erstwhile batting artiste? This man quite resembles the Azhar we knew. Take a glance at his feet and his poise - he still stays on the 'balls of his feet' and looks good for a few years at the highest level to me.
Time for that impossible wish - that some episodes in Indian cricket had never happened - to rake up some old heartaches.

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