Bangalore, Aug 18: Curtains came down on Karnataka State Cricket Association's (KSCA) platinum jubilee celebrations at a glittering Gala Awards Night at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday (August 17).
The eight-day long festivities were ended in a fitting manner in the presence of several cricket legends.
It was time for old memories to be refreshed as spin legends EAS Prasanna, Bishan Singh Bedi and BS Chandrasekhar joined hands to reminisce their playing days. So were many other former players.
Those present were Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, Mohammad Azharuddin, Ajit Wadekar, Chandu Borde, GR Viswanath, Syed Kirmani, Roger Binny, Javagal Srinath (KSCA secretary), Anil Kumble (KSCA president), Kris Srikkanth, Sir Richard Hadlee, Venkatesh Prasad and others. Sachin Tendulkar was the biggest attraction of the evening.
KSCA honoured their former, present cricketers and also ex-India skippers.
Former cricketers: Kengal Thimmaiah, Vittal Rao MB, VR Venkoba Rao, KV Chandrashekar, KC Reddy, T Thimmaiah, VR Chander, DP Medh, KS Vishwanath, ER Badrinath, D Dasgupta, G Vishandas, M Naveen Chandra.
Administrators: KM Ramprasad, Srikantadatta Narsimharaja Wadiyar, V Jaganath, HS Puttakempanna, Dr HC Keshavadas, PS Vishwanath, Dr Sadananda Maiya, SK Ramadyani, Tallam Venkatesh.
Former Karnataka captains: K Vasudeva Murthy, G Kasturi Rangan, Dr S Krishnamurthy, PR Ashokanand, VS Vijay Kumar, AV Jayaprakash, K Jeshwanth, PV Shashikanth, J Arun Kumar, Rowland Barrington, KT Yeregoud.
Former India captains: Chandu Borde, Ajit Wadekar, Bishan Singh Bedi, GR Viswanath, Sunil Gavaskar (absent), Kapil Dev (absent), Ravi Shastri (absent), Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag (absent), MS Dhoni (absent), Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble.
Women India captains: Shanta Rangaswamy, Mamata Maben, Pramila S Bhatt.
Karnataka internationals: V Subramanya, BS Chandrashekar, EAS Prasanna, Syed Kirmani, Brijesh Patel, R Sudhakar Rao, Roger Binny, Raghuram Bhat, Sadananda Vishwanath, Javagal Srinath, Venkatesh Prasad, Sunil Joshi, Vijay Bharadwaj, Sujith Somasunder, Dodda Ganesh, David Johnson, Robin Uthappa, Vinay Kumar, Abhimanyu Mithun.
Internatnal umpires: D Satyaji Rao, BR Keshavamurthy, Vikram Raju, AL Narasimhan, VN Kulkarni, BK Sadashiva, Shavir Tarapore, Hanumantha Rao.
Karnataka 75+ caps: B Vijaya Krishna, VS Thilak Naidu
Statisticians and scorers: HR Gopalkrishna, C Keshavamurthy, Venkatesh Murthy, Krishnamurthy, SR Kavale, BG Subbanna.