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Kumble says he enjoy post retirement life from cricket

cricket Updated: Dec 06, 2009 14:15 IST

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Spin bowler Anil Kumble has said that he enjoyed his post retirement life from cricket as he had enough time to concentrate his other passion - taking "nature" and wildlife" pictures.

"I never thought that I would get an opportunity to speak about my other passion - photography, Kumble said after
formally unveiling "Canon EOS 7D" camera here last night.

Stating that he was enjoying life after post-retirement from cricket-- his first passion, Kumble, said that he started
taking pictures right from the age of 15.

"I went to the National camp to Sri Nagar when I was 15 years. From then on, wherever I go, wheather it is South
Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka or Australia, my camera found its place in my baggage."Capturing candid moments (of players) was one of my stress busters", the Padmashri awardee said.

Kumble said for an amateur photographer like him, light played an important role in taking pictures.

"The light played a major role while taking pictures.

Thanks to the technology. Pictures can be taken without hassle even at 6.30 in the evening", he said.

He also announced names of the winners of "City Life in Chennai" contest conducted by Canon India for photo
journalists here. "Seventy per cent of the pictures in the contest were depicting negative emotion of the society", he

Suresh and Shantanu of the "Times of India" bagged the top two honours.

Canon India Senior Vice-President Alok Bharadwaj said a similar competition was held in Mumbai and the company would conduct competitions in other places, including Delhi.