Anyway enough of my Kumble rant. I guess beauty lies in the beholder's eyes. But whats with this Anand Vasu's retirement-eulogy in cric info? I understand Kumble is retiring and journalists are obligated to say some crap like 'fighter' 'gentle giant' ' die hard' etc. But comparing Kumble to Ambrose??!!!! There has to be a law against exaggerating the abilities of retiring mediocre cricket players. Sujith Somasunder got an article written about him on his retirement. Would you believe that? Somebody has to say "Kumble was an average bowler, who got in because there was nobody else. Among that category of players Kumble was the best" Instead we get crap like this
Michael Atherton wrote that there were times when he sensed that Curtly Ambrose, his nemesis, was going to bowl a yorker, and shaped to play accordingly, only to find that his off stump flattened anyway. With Kumble at his best, it was much the same. Like some natural disasters, you could forecast and predict all you liked but, when the strike came, there was nothing to do but run for cover.