When I first started watching cricket, Sridharan Sharath was the main batsman of the Tamil Nadu Ranji trophy team. Once he retired, the mantle was passed onto Subramanian Badrinath. The news that he is leaving Tamil Nadu to play for Vidarbha has left me stunned to say the least. For years, he was the face of TN batting. With him gone, the chances of winning the Ranji Trophy has receded further into the horizon but more importantly, the opportunities for relating to your team, the team you supported ever since you were a kid, has become hard indeed, leaving a void so huge that God alone knows when it will be filled. A sad moment.

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