How do you say seun van ‘n teef in Kannada?


Dodda Ganesh on the day he retired from cricket, with his wife and children (courtesy The Hindu)

In a commemorative volume brought out by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in his honour, batting legend, member of Parliament and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar recounts this anecdote involving the former Karnataka cricket Doddanarsaiah Ganesh, who played four Tests for India:

Dodda Ganesh and I were batting and Alan Donald was bowling lightning-fast deliveries.

“When Dodda faced his onslaught fearlessly Alan started mouthing words at Dodda. On three consecutive deliveries Dodda got confused but did not lose his wicket.

“At the end of the over Alan went over to Dodda and let loose a string of verbal abuses. Since Dodda’s face remained impassive, Alan became even more furious.

“I witnessed the interaction from the non-striker’s end.

“When Alan came to fetch his cap from the umpire at the end of his over, I told him, ‘Alan, Dodda only knows a local language called Kannada. I find it difficult to communicate with him as well when we are batting together. So how can he understand your abuses in English? If you want to trouble him, speak to him in Kannada so that at least he will understand.’

“This made Alan even more furious. He almost snatched his cap from the umpire and making wild gestures with his hands.”‘

Photograph: courtesy The Hindu

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7 Responses to “How do you say seun van ‘n teef in Kannada?”

  1. crookmari Says:

    sankranti dina enta post haakidira.
    It seems everything is not fine in your house and you have not eaten ellu bella when sun has changed constellation.

  2. Gaby Says:

    RBS and Tendulkar- a pair made for each other.

  3. Ramapriya Says:

    Dodda Ganesh… I struggle to recall a more boorishly behaved cricketer on-field. Donald was a great bowler but that shouldn’t take away the fact that his behavior too was pathetic

  4. Anonymous Guy Says:

    Alan Donald became furious because he could not understand Tendulkar’s Marathi err. English?

  5. Gokulam 3rd Stage Says:

    10th standard fail Tendlya……kathe bari railu ansatte.

  6. Divakar.N Says:

    seun van n teef – andre aen saar?
    By the by, Doddaganesh avaru eega aen madtha idare?

  7. shemej Says:

    “seun van n teef – andre aen saar?”

    ಉತ್ತರ ಕರ್ಣಾಟಕದ (ಇಡೀ ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಲ್ಲಾಕಡೆಯೂ) ಹಳ್ಳಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ದಿನನಿತ್ಯದ ಮಾತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸುವ ಪದ ಎಂದು ಗಂಗಾವತಿ ಪ್ರಾಣೇಶ್ ಅವರು ಜೋಕ್ ಹೇಳುತ್ತಿರುವ ಪದ… …..ಳೇ ….ಗನೇ

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