Diagnosed for depression, ‘PK’ — who mixed his guile with the dying art of swing bowling to stump the world’s best batsmen, who was valued by his team mates for his “mast-maula (freespirited)” nature — is now on medication.
Hirwani believes the dip has suffered because of the trajectory. “It’s not as if he is bowling too flat or pushing it through, but the height is less than what it used to be. When the height is less and the speed is less, there isn’t much bite."
MU sports director Mohan Amrule said the MCA, in the past, has paid money for the use of MU’s facilities and the letter has been sent reminding them of pending dues. A sum of Rs 21 lakh was paid to MU ahead of the 2011 World Cup.
On Sunday, the hosts’ endured their second consecutive defeat at home in the competition this season. And it wasn’t entirely a case where the Karnataka team overpowered their opponents; the Mumbai team was responsible for their own downfall.
Such was the discipline from the visitors at the BKC-MCA ground in Mumbai, that the hosts — which had the likes of India Test match regular Ajinkya Rahane in the squad — was put under constant pressure by the Karnataka pace unit.