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The wonderful world of Worrell

india Updated: Mar 22, 2011 22:45 IST
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The wonderful world of Worrell

With reference to Ravi Chaturvedi’s article Cricket’s perfect knight (March 19), Frank Worrell was one of the great 3 Ws (Everton Weekes, Worrell and Clyde Walcott). He was a sportsman par excellence, as it was proved by his attitude towards the Australian team after being defeated by them in the 1960 Test series. Despite the loss, Worrell wiped the trophy with his coat sleeve before presenting it to the Australian captain. Can any present-day cricketer match Worrell’s dedication towards the sport?

CK Subramaniam, Mumbai

Take the risk, check the fisc

With reference to the editorial Deflated by high inflation (Our Take, March 18), it is important that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) intervenes and takes note of the fiscal risks that pose a threat to India’s growth. Instead of waiting till the last minute, the UPA should formulate policies to tackle the expected increase in the fuel prices, following the political crisis in Libya. Any change in the fuel prices will affect the prices of other commodities. That could make things tough for the RBI.

Rajan Kalia, via email

Waste of a virtuous leader

This refers to the report Charges speculative, unverifiable, says PM (March 19). There is no doubt that Manmohan Singh is an honest and incorruptible leader. But just like in a cricket match, a good knock by the captain is useless if the rest of the team doesn’t perform, in a government, an honest PM alone can’t steer the nation towards growth.

KK Wajge, Mumbai