“I have always played with a straight bat and never played a reverse sweep. It is shameful that I have been targeted.”
Dilip Vengsarkar is disappointed that he has been targeted by the Vilasrao Deshmukh faction in the run-up to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) elections. The former Indian captain is gunning for the post of President.
What he really meant:
“In our time, the reverse sweep was a high risk shot. Now, it’s almost pedestrian compared to the switch hit.”
“Politicians try all kinds of shots. You see, they’ve never played the game.”
What he definitely didn’t:
“This is a sticky wicket. A vicious turn of events.”