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Old November 11th, 2003, 02:21 PM
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Thumbs up B. S. Chandrashekhar in my car! What an incredible experience!

Can't believe it! I was asked to pick up Bhagwat Chandrashekhar, the legendary spinner, to take him to the annual banquet of our league.

I picked him up from some cultural program which he was attending. I had to take him to Marriott where Southern California Medical Association had hosted their annual function of some sort. Chandra was meeting Vijay Amritraj there. He still looked like an active tennis player, and was friendly enough to give me and others an autograph.

We then left for the banquet. He was humming along with Kishore Kumar's song, and whistling slowly Unfortunately I didn't have a collection of Mukesh in the car; he's a big fan of Mukesh. We didn't talk a lot about cricket because I never saw him play I had only heard great things about him from my Dad, and other resources form the Internet. But when I told him about his 12 wickets in a test match, he chuckled I told him that I'll take a picture with him when we get there. He laughed and said, "Yes, sure!" He'd ask me a few questions here and there. He'd read me the directions (because he didn't want me to be distracted). He'd show his wife something nice/flashy on the sides of the freeway. He'd ask me to change the radio station... apparently he was also a fan of English music - he was trying to look for a station with old songs. He was rather quite person but with a great personality. Sadly, he was involved in a car accident after he retired which left him permanentaly disabled.

Wes Hall, former WI fast bowler, was also invited at the banquet as the Guest of Honor. Even he had a lot to say about Chandrashekhar in his speech.

I still can't believe I had a chance to get so close with this legend. After all, he was the India's match winner bowler overseas. Seeing him really inspirational, and my expectations were greatly exceeded!
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Old November 11th, 2003, 02:26 PM
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dude it wuz juz a matta of tyme for b4 such a thing occured in yo life..tha big cricket fan that u r dude..if ya rememba i had praised ur spirit regarding cricket even afta we'd lost miserably against some team and still uyo enthusiasm about it wuz steadfast..such dedication and loyalty cAnt go unnoticed dude...thaz Godz way to tell ya that thingz aint goin unnoticed
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Old November 11th, 2003, 02:39 PM
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Kamaal karte ho charchillaji ... aur kis kisko bithaya gaadi mein Guest log yeh thread bahut padh rahe hain.
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I missed this thread - good to read.mera no kab ayega - kab apni kismet chamkegi.
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I missed this thread - good to read.mera no kab ayega - kab apni kismet chamkegi.
aap bhi famous ho jaao. Charchila bhai aap ko bhi car mein lene aayenge
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Re: B. S. Chandrashekhar in my car! What an incredible experience!

I know Chandra had an accident riding a scooter a few years ago. Apparently it was pretty serious. Hope he is doing fine now.

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Re: B. S. Chandrashekhar in my car! What an incredible experience!

An article on cricinfo about Chandra -- somewhat like mine, but more detailed

Coffee with Chandra
Spin, songs and other turns with the great Indian spinner
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Chandra was meeting Vijay Amritraj there. He still looked like an active tennis player, and was friendly enough to give me and others an autograph.
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When I was in dirty pai’s gaon, I had a chance to meet Vijay Amritraj. He told that he lives in Encino CA.

Many took pix with him, but I settled for a group pic.
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