Former India pacer Dodda Ganesh took part in an Instagram Live session with Sportskeeda recently where he spoke about his dreams. The fast bowler from Karnataka mentioned that he realized his most cherished dream by playing alongside fellow state mate Javagal Srinath for the Indian national cricket team.
The 46-year-old bowler did not have a long career as the competition in the Indian team was sky high back then. Ganesh learned a lot from his seniors during his brief international career.
Bowling alongside Javagal Srinath was a dream come true: Dodda Ganesh
Talking to Sportskeeda, the former Karnataka player reflected on his Team Indian stint and said:
“It was my dream to bowl alongside Javagal Srinath while playing for India. Right from his under-19 days he was the ideal bowler according to me. He was like my idol. I made my debut in Cape Town, and in the second innings, I had an opportunity to bowl with Javagal Srinath because Venkatesh Prasad had fever. Both of us took a wicket each in the first four overs. I took Gary Kirsten’s wicket, and that was very memorable for me.”
When asked about the competition that he faced from the likes of Javagal Srinath and Venkatesh Prasad, the right-arm quick added:
“Whenever Srinath and Venkatesh Prasad were playing, I was on the bench. But at least, as the twelfth man, while watching them play, there was a lot to learn. How to bowl against different opposition and in different conditions was challenging.”Advertisement
Thus, in this manner, Ganesh recalled his golden days.