Man demanding Sachin’s retirement suddenly goes underground
Bob Das, 68, a sports journalist from Kolkata has gone into hiding since the day Sachin Tendulkar declared his retirement from test cricket. The interesting matter came into light when Bob’s family members lodged a missing complaint for Bob with the Sealdah Police station. Sources say Bob was a vocal advocate of Sachin’s retirement & had actually gone emotionally sad at Sachin continuing to play even at this “old” age. Bob Das was sarcastically known as “Sad Bob” in his locality.
The moment news came in of Tendulkar willing to call it a day, a group of frenzied Sachin supporters had gathered at the Maidan. Enraged fans, shouting in Bangla, were on the lookout for Bob & were even seen to be raising slogans like “Bob Murdabad.”
Some even suspect that Bob might well have been kidnapped.
Interestingly, hearing of the news, Vinod Kambli said, “I’ve known Bob since 2003, when after the world cup in South Africa, he wrote that Sachin should retire. Bob & I share the same ideology.” Meanwhile, Mumbai police has provided protection to Kambli due to a looming threat perception on him.
It must be noted that Vinod Kambli has made an illustrious TV career with a particular news channel by continuously demanding Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement. Now that the decision is announced, Kambli surely stands to lose from his school-friend’s retirement.
Talking to Express Today, Bob’s younger son, Rob, who is also a Mohun Bagan footballer said, “My dad is a cricket lover like any other Indian & demanding for Tendulkar’s retirement was in the larger interest of the game. My baba had nothing personal against Sachin & he was just exercising his freedom of expression.”
There had been no whereabouts of Bob when news last poured in.
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