Sunil Gavaskar is here. I can see him in blood and flesh. Wow! To see the man who was just about my height and kicked the shit out of the huge West Indian bowlers is a great feel. I have even recorded a few video clips in my mobile and will be sharing itwith my wife.
As soon as the Yahoo guys walked him in, I saw at least 20 cameras aim for him. Made me wonder how he feels about it all. But then, has he been seeing all this for the last 40 years?
After Kiruba introduced him to the crowd (not that he needs introduction) …Gavaskar took his seat in front of the audience…he oozed confidence.
He spoke about how in his days, transistor was the only mode of news gathereing. He also moved on to how the he had to get up early if he had to read the newspaper before his father laid his hand on it..because that meant an hour`s delay. He also assured the 200 odd people here at the BlogCamp that we were living in a good age, where we have the freedom of expression.
He was honest when he said he started reading blogs only in the last ten-15 days. I am still in awe at the man. I also like his confidence…I wonder what kind of homework he did…coz the questions being asked here suggest that the audience ha taken him to be a expert podcaster. I am sure all he is doing is…speaking into a mike…and an tech guy from Yahoo does the rest.
The man spoke about how commentating happens in today`s cricket – how there is a ball-by-ball commentator and how there is a color commentator.
Kiruba is being forced to cut down the questions because Gavaskar needs to leave now. More later.