“Bobby is watching”

A. F. S. Talyarkhan’s commentary and columns had an inimitable charm
Dr Hirji Adenwalla

Many older Parsis would remember the debonair A. F. S. (Ardeshir Furdonji Sohrabji) Talyarkhan (1897-1990). He drove a red sports model MG, was a celebrated cricket commentator and wrote a weekly column ending with the words, "Do you get me Steve?” AFST was affectionately called "Bobby.” He would often drive to the Marine Drive sea face and us college playing cricketers would make it a point to look sharp on the field. Word would go round: "Bobby is watching.” To be mentioned in his column was a big thing, In an article in The Hindu of August 5, 1990 titled......

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