Boman Irani recalls the day when he ran away from Eknath Solkar
He also praised the former Indian cricketer.
Updated - Jan 9, 2018 4:13 pm
The famous Bollywood actor Boman Irani remembered the days when he used to click pictures of the cricketers during his recent visit to Wankhede Stadium. He was invited as the chief guest at the iconic venue on the first of the 3-day inter-school Giles Shield final between Don Bosco (Matunga) and Rizvi Springfield (Bandra). The renowned performer on the big screen was thrilled to be back on the cricket field and narrated an interesting story when he ran away from Eknath Solkar for clicking pictures of cricketers.
Boman did the toss honours of the game he was invited for and was extremely pleased to see the kids play the game they love. He also spoke to the players of both the teams and shared words of encouragement with them. However, he also revealed that he used to love photography in the early part of his career and used to click the pictures of the cricketers playing in the middle.
Boman narrates the story
Boman Irani recalled one such incident at one of the cricket grounds in Mumbai which took place several years. He got an opportunity to interact with Eknath Solkar due to the incident. “It’s great to see these kids play. I remember going to watch schools cricket, football matches and clicking pictures many years ago. Once, while clicking pictures, unknowingly I went very close to the wicket, and Eknath Solkar, who was the coach of one of the teams, came running towards me. I picked up my bag and started to run away,” he was quoted as saying by Mid-day.
“He later called me and I apologised. That’s when I learnt that he was actually calling me because he wanted the photographs of his players that I had captured. He was a fine gentleman,” Irani added in praise of the great Solkar. But surely he was thrilled to bits after visiting Wankhede Stadium and was overawed watching the kids play the game of cricket in a fair manner.