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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Kobra Rocks Kobraland

Writing this post in the lunchtime of the Pune ODI. That enigmatic Kobra, i.e Konkanastha Brahman, Ajit Agarkar, has once again rocked Lankans in the bastion of Kobras - Pune. I am watching the match at home today, but I remember being in the Nehru Stadium six years back, when the same two teams were playing, and Agarkar took three wickets for thirty five runs. Now the Nehru Stadium is very close to Sadashiv Peth, the locality which is the more specific bastion of the Kobras. It seems like the ghosts of benevolent Kobras, led, possible, by the great Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, have been helping the wiry fast bowler out whenever he comes to their "ilaaka".

Okay, now, leaving behind talk of ghosts and castes and sub-castes and Pune localities, it certainly is Agarkar's day today. Don't be surprised if you see him walk out to bat after the fall of the first wicket in the afternoon.