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Brian Lara’s speech was an exemplary display of storytelling, says Miraj Shah

Attending the Lecture was like stepping onto the hallowed grounds of cricketing wisdom, says Jayanti Prasad Khaitan, president of The Bengal Club

Our Bureau Calcutta Published 01.12.23, 07:49 AM
The Bhawanipur Education Society College vice-chariman Miraj Shah.

The Bhawanipur Education Society College vice-chariman Miraj Shah. Sourced by the Telegraph

Be it at the pitch or the speech, trust Brian Lara to be at his flamboyant best.
And so on Thursday, at The Bhawanipur Education Society College presents Tiger Pataudi Memorial Lecture, a joint initiative by The Bengal Club and The Telegraph in association with The Oberoi Grand Kolkata, Lara had his audience hooked.

“Attending the Lecture was like stepping onto the hallowed grounds of cricketing wisdom,” said Jayanti Prasad Khaitan, president of The Bengal Club.

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Bengal Club president Jayanti Prasad Khaitan.

Bengal Club president Jayanti Prasad Khaitan. The Telegraph

Namit Bajoria, founder and managing director of Kutchina, said: “Beyond the cr­ease, Lara’s eloquence transcends sports, delving into the essence of leadership and the pursuit of greatness.”

Founder and managing director, Kutchina, Namit Bajoria.

Founder and managing director, Kutchina, Namit Bajoria. The Telegraph

“The event effortlessly mixed elements of nostalgia with modern viewpoints, providing a look into the sport’s progression. Brian Lara’s speech was an exemplary display of storytelling,” said Miraj D. Shah, vice-chairman of The Bhawanipur Education Society College, while describing his experience.

Oberoi Grand general manager Mayan Dhawan.

Oberoi Grand general manager Mayan Dhawan. The Telegraph

Mayan Dhawan, general manager of the Oberoi Grand, said: “This event not only commemorates a cricket legend, but it is also a narrative of passion, dedication and an unyielding commitment to excellence.”

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