Karachi: Former India wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani on Wednesday learnt
that life after retirement, even for the most celebrated of athletes, is
very different after he was stopped at the entrance of the National
Kirmani, who is here on a private visit, was
stopped at the gate of the National Stadium where he paid an impromptu
visit to refresh memories.
Wanting to visit the stadium where he
played in 1976, the security staff at the stadium were unable to recognise
Kirmani before a local journalist and former Test player, Rashid Khan came
to his rescue.
“I can understand the reaction of the security
staff. Obviously, they have their duties to look after,” Kirmani said
after he was finally recognised and guided into the stadium.
journalist instantly recognised Kirmani who was standing at the main
entrance and called down Rashid, who then came to receive the former
Indian cricketer on behalf of former Pakistan captain Wasim Bari.