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    Vinod Kambli: The Other Prodigy

    Cricket Web - Features: Vinod Kambli: The Other Prodigy

    David Mutton looks back at Vinod Kambli, Sachin Tendulkar's childhood friend, who briefly set the cricket world alight with a dazzling start to his test match career.

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    If you are in a Kambli frame of mind (and with cap very much doffed to forum hero and Youtube god Rob) the debut double century against England is here and the mauling of Shane Warne is here (I still can't work out why Henry Blofeld is commentating?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmutton View Post
    and the mauling of Shane Warne is here (I still can't work out why Henry Blofeld is commentating?)
    Love that english commentators accent

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    Fascinating piece on what is ultimately a rather sad case

    I can identify with Kambli as my cricket career was disappointing too, and my problem too was not fully utilising my prodigious talents


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    Through all of this his old school friend has played on and on at the highest level, his extraordinary success and longevity only amplifying Kambli's spurned talent. Kambli's star burned quickly while Tendulkar has dazzled international cricket for more than two decades. Now, as he enters the autumn of his cricketing career, the light is dimming. His batting average, once over 60, is now only a cheap dismissal away from falling under Kambli's final mark of 54.20. Together they share the highest test batting averages of any Indians in the history of the game. Whoever finishes a shade above the other these two, who batted together for countless hours as children, will sit together for eternity in the statistical annals of the game.
    Think Tendulkar's average never went over 60, but it will indeed be funny if he finishes with a lower average than Kambli! Good piece there.

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    A few years ago, a friend mentioned to me that he had seen Kambli in a porn movie. I refused to believe and he brought it for me on his external drive. Yes he was there but not as one of the participants in the actual 'action' but like a kind of Alladin's genie who kept roaring "ho ho ho . . . ha ha ha " kind of stuff between acts.

    Difficult to say if these were clips from somewhere else added on to a porn movie or he actually acted for those guys but it was funny . . .

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    I don't think he ever did porn but neither of his two movies seem particularly good: Vinod Kambli - IMDb

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    Fascinating read
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