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Learning cricket with the legends

Last updated on: July 29, 2009 

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Reader Vaikunth Seshadri sent us these photographs from Singapore.

'It was 27th June 2009. My most memorable day in my cricket life. That was the day I met Kapil Dev, Greg Chappell, Steve Waugh and Chaminda Vaas. Most importantly, I got the opportunity to be coached by them. On the right in the picture, one can see very relaxed Kapil, Chami and Steve,' writes Vaikunth.

Thank you, Vaikunth, for sharing these pictures!

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Image: Greg Chappell, Kapil Dev and Chaminda Vaas

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'I felt I was in heaven when I stood near the legends and took pictures with them. In the picture, I am standing just next to Chami, on his right.'

Image: Our group photograph

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'Another picture which will decorate my cricket album. The four legends together.'


Image: Chaminda Vaas, Kapil Dev, Greg Chappell and Steve Waugh

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'The coaching which I went to was excellent, I felt. It was exciting to go and meet with these legends, heroes who have won matches for their countries. It was even better to have a training session with them,' writes Vaikunth.

'At first, it was pressurising to perform in front of them. But it was more relaxing since I found that they did not pressurise us. I also realized I had never heard them speak before. It was a thrilling experience.

'In this picture, one can see Kapil personally coaching me and giving very valuable tips.'


Image: Kapil Dev giving tips to Vaikunth

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'In the above picture Kapil Dev was giving us tips on bowling. I was watching very anxiously and learnt a few tricks as well.'

Image: Kapil Dev giving tips on bowling

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'I was thrilled to stand next to the ex-India coach. Greg taught the nuances of running between the wickets.'

Image: Greg Chappell with Vaikunth

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'Me anxiously learning the fundamentals of fielding from Chaminda Vaas.'


Image: Chaminda Vaas gives some fielding tips

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'In the picture, along with Kapil, I am standing with my mother Mrs Kousalya and my sister Vaishnavi,' writes Vaikunth.

Image: Kapil Dev along with Vaikunth and his mother and sister

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