Hyderabad: It was a walk down the memory lane for Tarun Sai Nethula, the New Zeland leggie, as he stepped into the portals of his alma mater, St Andrews School, in Old Bowenpally on Monday afternoon. He was a student of the schools 1999 batch. This is the classroom where I used to sit, he exclaimed pointing to a room which now houses a primary class. He was there at the invitation of his former coach John Manoj.
With the first Test match between New Zealand and India in Hyderabad ending in four days, he was able to squeeze in some time to visit his old school and catch up with his teachers. There were very few classrooms but good sports facilities back in the 90s. That is the reason I like this school, he told Ashish Emanuel, director of the school.
Tarun was surprised to learn that the school now has a strength of 7,500. When I studied here, there used to be about 1500 in all! Its a great feeling to be back here. It brings back so many fond memories. It looks quite different now. It is a lot bigger and better, said Nethula in his address to the students.
The boys and girls cheered him on with gusto. During the visit, Tarun also met his batchmate Shabana, now an administrator in the school. In an introspective mood, he said, as I look back I think about the innocence of a teenager and
04:05 PM, Aug 28, 2012