‘Sanskrit is Test cricket; other languages are T20’

Cricketer turned administrator Anil Kumble at the inauguration of Jnana Ganga, the world Sanskrit book fair organised by Samskrita Bharathi, at the National high school grounds in Bangalore on Thursday.

Said Kumble:

“Twenty20 cricket may be attracting huge fan following and entertaining the masses, but Test cricket is still the ‘real’ cricket. Any aspiring cricketer needs to play the longest version of the game to hone his skills. Similarly, Sanskrit is the ‘real’ language, the rest are its progenies.”

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