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Anil Kumble’s Dinner Party

Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 11:56 PM

 

The team had a gala time last night at Anil’s place while celebrating Kallis’s and Anil’s Birthday and Diwali. We were simply blown away by the Anil and his wife Chetana’s hospitality. Along with the tastiest food which comprised of Thai and Indian cuisine, on offer were drinks and cocktails.

I got a call from a friend in the midst of the party. It was a joy to casually mention my whereabouts.

Team gelled well with the small group of about 40 other guests. Little kids were the actual heroes as players lined up to have snaps with them. The team analyst Prasanna brought his son Sachin and daughter Lara to the party. Siva’s wife and son too enjoyed the company of players.

Though I did have my scotch on the rocks, none of the players went beyond diet coke. Players found much better ways to entertain themselves. Ross was a hit with the cook-force. On being told that he s not doing bad with the Paranthas, he responded with, “Wait till tomorrow morning to find out.”

Roelof freaked out the first time he heard a loud fire-cracker go boom. Dale, in absence of any wild-life, went about clicking people in awkward poses. The sense of timing required in the wild did help him get some excellent shots.

Virat, Praveen and the company were busy pulling each other’s legs. Kumble invited Kallis to cut the cake, which Theo, the team’s protection-head, liked so much that he gobbled up six pieces of it in no time.

On our way back to the bus, Anil’s neighbors were eagerly waiting with firecrackers. The bus was waiting around 200 meters from Anil’s place and each family on our way back got one or the other player to light the crackers for them. Check Siva’s space for the photos.

At the bus-entrance, I found Ray talking to a twelve year old. Ray got the boy every player’s autographs and said, “I want to see you playing for RCB six years from now”.

A Very Happy Diwali to all of you, friends. May the festival bring joy and prosperity to you.

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