With Jimmy becoming selector, MiD DAY lists cricketing ironies

You never know what you'll end up doing. Ask team India's new selector Mohinder Amarnath, who once called the wise men jokers. MiD DAY looks at the lighter side and lists a few cricketing ironies...

Mohinder Amarnath called the selectors (a committee then headed by Raj Singh Dungarpur) jokers for not including him in the India squad to play the visiting New Zealand team in 1988.

File pic/Pradeep Dhivar

Yesterday, the BCCI announced that he will replace Yashpal Sharma in Krishnamachari Srikkanth's panel. Yashpal ended his term.

Moral of the story? You never know what you will end up being.

Here are some cricketing examples:

* Clive Lloyd spent most his captaincy career contributing to slow over-rates because he used a four-pronged pace attack but he became a match referee who penalised captans for slow

* Maninder Singh did not hide his disappointment at being the last man out in the Tied Test of 1986-87. He became an umpire.

* Sir Don Bradman fought with the Aus cricket board over writing in the media during the Bodyline series. He ended up as administrator who refused to better the pay packets of players.

* Chris Broad (right) once knocked down the stumps when he was dismissed in the Bicentennial Test at Sydney in 1988. He went on to become a match referee who had to penalise players for dissent.

* Ian Chappell is highly against coaches, but he reportedly was recommended by Imran Khan to help Pakistan batsmen



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