South Africa’s most experienced pacer Vernon Philander on Saturday said his team is still “within a shot” of winning the first Test against India and backed his batsmen to emulate their first innings effort on day five here.
“The award is dear to me for various reasons. Firstly, it is a tribute for a loving mother. Secondly, the criteria in which the award is chosen reinforces my contribution to Carnatic music. We all know that once an artiste rises to the highest standards of Carnatic music, it puts them on a high pedestal,” said Carnatic music exponent Pantula Rama.
She was speaking at the 10th Indira Sivasailam Endowment event after receiving the medal at The Music Academy here Friday.