A question of recognition
A question of recognition
After a week of awards, one wonders if it’s only a departed player that one will be named after.

Last week was a week for awards. First there was the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) awards where there was the Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture, too. There was the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award, and by sheer coincidence two of the most aggressive batsmen India has produced were central figures in that. My partner Krishnamachari Srikkanth was given the lifetime achievement award and theM.A. K. Pataudi lecture was delivered by Virender Sehwag, who wrote a completely new chapter of how to open the batting with his swashbuckling batting. There were other awards too, and the ones given to the youngsters were eye-catching for they could be the future of Indian cricket.


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February 8, 2020