Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Kamran Khan has a story

This is exciting. We know so little about this 18 year old, and Warnie's waving him hints under our noses, but not revealing much. He'll be pissed that Khan decided to give an interview. So much for unveiling him when the IPL officially begins, Kamran's gone and ruined Shane's big spectacle.
Warnie isn't talking to him, but Khan sure as hell is talking about himself to SuperSport:

"I had gone for trials to every part of my state Uttar Pradesh but without success. Even until a few days ago, nobody knew me. I used to play at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai and just hoped to keep on doing the hard work. I had just one pair of clothes for trials and torn shoes. I used to buy platform tickets and spend the nights there when travelling to attend trial camps as I did not have money to book hotel rooms. I often used to bowl on an empty stomach or a meal of tea and biscuits."

It's almost like a feel-good movie. Or a cricketing version of Slumdog.

What an extraordinary rise for this boy. His life has taken a permanent turn to the better side of things, and (wait for it) all because of the IPL. What a great find he is.

Kamran Khan has a great bowling action. It's almost as good as Sohail Tanvir's, who's more of a slingshot than anything else. Khan gets down really low and does something similar to Tanvir, only it looks more legitimate. What is it with the Rajasthan Royals and picking bowlers who have an extraordinary arm action?

It's the only photo of him I could find. What a mystery.

20 comments:

Sam said...

i hope he is able to sustain his speed and accuracy and later plays for India...And hope he doesnt become a Munfa

Sam said...

by the way how do u sustain the motivation to post so many posts in a day :)

Amy said...

Racking my brains here. I got a postcard from Kerryn McCann before she died. Does that count?

Rayden said...

Thats a great story. I hope Kamran Khan does well and makes it to the Indian team.

The greatest story so far in Indian cricket is of Vinod Kambli. A guy who actually came from the Mumbai Slums, worked very very hard, traveled for hours every day just to get a few minutes practise, became best friends with Sachin Tendulkar, then went on to become India's best batsman consistently outscoring tendulkar and then only to throw everything away when he was at the top of his game, missing scheduled practise sessions, having an arrogant attitude all the time etc etc.

Now he is back as a Born again Christian and talking about Jesus all the time. I hope Kamran Khan acheives everything he wants to but remains grounded when it matters the most.

Amy said...

Jesus gets to everyone, even match-fixers like Hansie.

Esra_Star said...

Lets hope Jesus catches up with AB!

Jrod has a video up of Khan bowling, looks promising.

Amy said...

Saw it on Homer's blog. Exciting stuff, can't wait to see him in action.

Indophile said...

Comeon Rayden!! Kambli was not born in slums !!! Rest of the comment is spot on

Anonymous said...

Indophile actually Vinod Kambli's father was a factory worker in the same company where my father worked. Not slums exactly just a couple of notches above

Anonymous said...

"Amy said...
Jesus gets to everyone, even match-fixers like Hansie."

Yeah! Yeah!

Now Joe atwill has shown us that clearly.

http://www.esnips.com/doc/b67761f4-ecd2-423a-93a0-0ff2b9eb6149/Joseph-Atwill---Caesars-Messiah---The-Roman-Conspiracy-to-Invent-Jesus

Anonymous said...

Well... that's interessting but actually i have a hard time seeing it... I'm wondering what others have to say....

Westuesc said...

Jesus gets to everyone, even match-fixers like Hansie.

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