The former Indian captain and also the legendary leg spinner, Anil Kumble expressed his sheer disappointment over the matter of West Indies’ withdrawal from their tour to India. This even resulted in the postponement of the Mansur Ali Khan memorial lecture. This lecture was scheduled to be held prior to the final ODI. The lecture was to be delivered by VVS Laxman in Bangalore.
Kumble recently joined one of the prime social media platforms, Twitter and expressed his disappointment there.
His tweet was as such –
Was looking forward 2 hear laxman at MAK lecture. Sad hd 2 b pstpnd. WI crkt need 2 b back on track soon. Dispute lingering too long.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) October 19, 2014
According to the report, the lecture was to be held on the eve of the final ODI between India and West Indies. Also, the celebration ceremonies of 150th anniversary of Eden Gardens was hampered to a great extent. The final ODI was to be held at Eden Gardens on the 21st October.
Laxman even said that he was pretty much fascinated by the knowledge of Pataudi. He was a great fan of MAK Pataudi and had heard stories about Pataudi from late M.L Jaisimha. He added that even Pataudi too played for Hyderabad like him and he feels honoured to have spoken in his memory but unluckily that would not happen.
Laxman himself was a sensational batsman of his time and he was involved in several great knocks for India. He will be ever remembered for his epic knock of 281 runs in the second innings of the second test against Australia at the Eden Gardens in 2001. India were enforced follow on and ultimately India went on to win the test match.