This article appeared in The National in the May 19, 2016 issue:
Shashank Manohar is a lawyer and a cricket administrator known for his no-nonsense approach.
He resigned in his second term as president of the cash-rich Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) this week. During both terms he was needed to helm in controversies.
Yet he has an eccentricity about him. He has a principle of not keeping a mobile phone. Imagine. When this writer once asked him if that did not hinder him from performing his duties, he retorted back: “Who says so?”
He did not have a passport either until 2008 when he had to fly to Dubai to attend International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings as BCCI president in his first term.