Great to see one more Addition from Karnataka to National team, once there were 7 players in playing Eleven. Venkatesh Prasad, Kumble, Dravid, Vinay Kumar, Javagal Srinath, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Joshi. Congratulations to another Rahul, wish him long career.
All the Best Rahul. Few more info there are few more Mangalore players represented the country in Test Cricket like Deepak alwa ( I think in 1940s) Ravi Shastri, Raghuram Bhat. The place Kumble was once belonged to Mangalore ( Dakshina Kannada district)- Apart from othersports persons like Parakash Padukone, Raymond d" Souza,
I am very proud of him being the first player to be selected at Test level from our district. However I am sorry as long as darling of Dhoni and Srinivasan is in the squad I doubt this youngster will be a victim like those youngsters who sat on the bench for ever & shunted out of the team by selectors.
by K Mohanan on Nov 12, 2014 10:32 AM
Cricket is full of politics and good and genuine players, who do not have godfathers in the Board or political parties, they will be shunted out. If one wants to succeed, he should make atleast one politician as Godfather.