There can be few more rewarding ways to spend an evening than in the company of some of the greatest spinners in the history of the game. And to do it two evenings in a row is a special blessing. Bishan Bedi, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and Erapalli Prasanna are generous souls, giving of their knowledge and sharing their experiences with a magnanimity that has always been striking. And when they were joined by Anil Kumble for a more formal public session as the celebrations climaxed with an evening of awards, panel discussions and music on a Saturday evening at the KSCA, it was the experience of some 1300 Test wickets and hundreds of first-class matches that were on display.
With the DRS now favouring spinners on leg before decisions, offspinners in particular have reaped greater rewards for their efforts. Had the DRS existed in his time, would Prasanna have finished with more than the 189 Test he claimed in 49 Tests?