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Stood there, looked stupid: World chess champ on how he felt during D/N Test

November 25, 2019 18:42 IST

Magnus Carlsen

IMAGE: Magnus Carlsen alongside five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand. Photograph: CAB/Twitter

Chess grandmaster and reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen has shared his experience of how he felt while ringing the Eden Bell alongside five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand ahead of Day 2 of the recently-concluded pink ball Test between India and Bangladesh.

 

In an interview with The Hindu, Carlsen said he has a lot to learn about the game after attending the historic occasion at the Mecca of India cricket. "What happened is, Anand rang the bell and I stood there and looked stupid. That would be my summary of the match. I have a lot to learn when it comes to cricket."

He asked further, "Is the match still on or it's over?"

"So... no more chances of going there!" Carlsen replied when he was informed of the result.

They were accompanied by the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) secretary Avishek Dalmiya ahead of the second day of the Test match.

India bulldozed Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs in their first ever day-night Test with the pink ball to record their 12th home series win in a row.

Rediff Sports Desk
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