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Footage at his fingertips: travel back in time with collection of rare cricket videos

CHENNAI: Rob Moody. Does the name sound familiar? Not quite, right? Let us make it simple. Let us narrow it down and keep this to cricket fans only, or the fanatics. Does Moody ring a bell? Not yet? What if we prune it further and remind you of the old footages – Sachin Tendulkar’s centuries in Perth and Sydney in 1992, Inzamam-ul-Haq run outs, all of Mike Atherton’s dismissals against Curtly Ambrose and Glenn McGrath, Brian Lara’s Houdini act in Barbados and a lot more. Okay. Time to reveal the identity of the one of his kind a video librarian:  Robelinda2.

For those who grew up in the era of internet, Robelinda2 was godsend. You read about matches from the past, let imagination run the visuals for you, heard about epics. But deep down, you wanted to know how exactly it unfolded. Be it Kapil Dev’s four successive sixes to save follow-on or Bishan Singh Bedi’s rhythmic action or Dilip Vengsarkar’s centuries at Lord’s or cricket dating back to many more years. You Googled and Robelinda2 gave you the visuals on his YouTube channel. There are many, who bank on Moody to share footage which are of no interest to cricket boards, even broadcasters, yet they stand the test of time.

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