I deserved a place: Kambli


“Yes, injustices have been done to me but not by all selectors and my nine comebacks to top cricket proved them wrong and every time I had deserved my place,” Kambli, who recently kicked a controversy about injustice and racial discrimination, reiterated at a press conference here on Friday.

Even when his childhood friend Sachin Tendulkar was skipper and included him in the team, the selectors told Tendulkar, “You have inducted Kambli because of your friendship.” Tendulkar replied to the selectors that his (Kambli’s) inclusion was purely on his performance.

“Legendary cricketer Mohinder Amarnath had made comebacks eight times but I have done it nine times. I have not hung up my boots and have no immediate plans for retirement,” he said with confidence. “Some cricket is still left in me.”

Facing a volley of questions on the ‘injustices’, Kambli said very soon they would be revealed, without elaborating how and when. On his reported remarks that his best friend Tendulkar did not lend support to him in the later stages of his cricket career, Kambli said, “You watch the TV show. It was misinterpreted and one who has written the news reports should undergo polygraph test.” Describing the BCCI as ‘parents’, Kambli said he had never spoken against the cricket body.

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