Eden Gardens’ experienced curator Prabir Mukherjee, recognized for his dedicated adherence to the principles and traditional morals of cricket, yesterday shooed away ex- English captain Mike Atherton, who had gone near to the wicket in breach of the cricketing rules.
Mike Atherton, who’s here as a broadcaster, had attempted to take a critical look at the track, which has made a great degree of dispute after Mukherjee criticized Indian captain MS Dhoni for requesting a square turner from the first day of the December 5-9 match against England.
Seeing Atherton, Mukherjee went up to him and angrily gestured to him to exit the area. “Please go!” the 83-year-old Mukherjee was heard informing the ex cricketer. Atherton, however, left instantly without a word.