Thursday, July 5, 2007
Vijay Merchant had given him the title of The 'Renaissance Man' of Indian cricket.
He was one of the more outspoken men among the former Indian cricketers. I clearly remember having read an interview of his in which he had blatantly registered his reservations about Shoaib Akhtar's bowling action and had even gone on to call the umpires toothless for having failed to bring the chuckers to justice. He had once even labelled Steve Bucknor's umpiring 'useless'!
Read Dilip Sardesai's profile at Cricinfo.