Known for his bad boy image Vinod Kambli is once again in the limelight with his latest allegation against 1996 Indian World Cup team. He claims that Mohammed Azharuddin went against the team collective decision of batting first and chose to field first.
Kambli breaks down at National TV
Mohammed Azharuddin rebutted “Kambli was never made a scapegoat. He was dropped from the team purely on the basis of his form. In fact he should be thankful to me for the cricket that he has played. He has always maintained that I was the best captain he has played under and now his statement is very annoying. On several tours he could have sent back home due to his misdeeds. He was not disciplined and that spoiled him”
Clip from 1996 World Cup
Here are some facts about Mohammed Azharuddin and Vinod Kambli
Mohd. Azharuddin – Towards the end of his career Azharuddin was accused of match-fixing; South African captain Hansie Cronje in his confession for match-fixing had indicated that Azharuddin was the one to introduce him to the bookies and then he admitted to fixing three ODI matches and this led the BCCI to ban him from game of cricket for life in 2000
Vinod Kambli- got axed from the Test squad at the age of 24. His frequent comeback in late 1990s one day arena too was very short lived. Kambli has dented his image by his wrong timing ‘Emotional Outbursts’
Vinod Kambli confession about Sachin
He formally announced his retirement from first class cricket on 22nd September’2011 and then while on the set of Big Boss expressed the desire to play in IPL. His confession against BCCI and Sachin Tendulkar in ‘Sach ka Samna’ had raised many questions and sympathy from his existing pool of fans.
The similarity between both of them is that they are great players be it on the cricket pitch or on the political front.
None can be trusted, unless proper interrogation happens. God knows this story might can have a political angle too