Monday Jul 20, 2020
Former Indian batsman Vinod Kambli revealed how a Pakistani fan who had followed him play cricket since 1991, used to send him letters through former Pakistan team captain Rashid Latif.
Speaking to "The Greatest Rivalry" podcast, Kambli shared that the fan had followed him since 1991 when he made his debut in international cricket.
“We were treated very well when we went to Pakistan. I have a fan, who was following my career since I made my debut in ‘91. He was from Karachi,” he was quoted as saying by cricketaddictor.com.
The former cricketer continued, “He used to send me letters because that time when there were no mobiles, no phone calls so he used to express himself through letters.”
“And you won’t believe that Rashid Latif used to bring me those letters,” Kambli said. “He [the fan] used to go to Rashid Latif and gave all his letters to him and Rashid, whenever they used to come here, I would get them.”
He added that the fan following he had in Pakistan has not died down. “When I was playing and after I retired also, the fan following was there [in Pakistan],” he said.
Kambli played 17 Tests for India, scoring 1,084 runs at an average over 54.20. In the ODIs, he scored 2,477 runs at an average over 34.