Hyderabad : V V S Laxman’s sudden decision “to quit international cricket with immediate effect” has shocked the cricket-loving public of India. More surprising was Laxman attributing the decision to what his “inner voice” told him. Tenali Rama spoke to a cross-section of people on how they interpret this “inner voice” and what does an “inner voice” mean to them.
N Srinivasan, BCCI president : Are you the CBI? Why should I answer your question?
Kris Srikkanth, Chairman of Selectors : What inner voice? Don’t you irritate me with your question. Agar tum mere ko ungli karega to, I will also finger you.
Sachin Tendulkar : Aila. That’s my inner voice
Vinod Kambli : My inner voice says I took the stairs while Sachin took the elevator
Sanjay Dutt : Inner voice bole to
Greg Chappell : That Bengali?
Sourav Ganguly : That Aussie?
Sushil Kumar Shinde : This inner voice subject is very filmy
Swami Nithyananda : Come to my room. There I will tell you about my inner voice
Digvijay Singh : VVS Laxman called me at 5 pm yesterday and told me about his inner voice
Kapil Dev : Retire, retire, retire
Pratibha Patil : Can we discuss about this in Seychelles?
Ravi Shastri : It is obvious the inner voice hit Laxman like a tracer bullet
Mahesh Bhupathi : Inner voice is to say never to play alongside Leander Paes
Shahid Afridi : My inner voice says I am 18 years old
Vijay Mallya : I wish my striking pilots would listen to my voice instead of their inner voice
Dr Manmohan Singh : Inner voice? I will have to ask Madam
S M Krishna : Portugal? No? Hina Rabbani Khar? No?
President Zardari : 10 per cent
President Pranab Mukherjee : Inner woes? I have no woes now
Kapil Sibal : Zero loss
Aamir Khan : Profound. Really profound. I should have discussed this in Satyamev Jayate
L K Advani : I do not know about VVS. My inner voice says I will be PM one day.
Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Narendra Modi : (in chorus) : We too.