My Best Shot: Suresh K K
Why it is my best shot?
For me, this picture is the ultimate moment of a cricketing event. Batsman Robin Singh collided with South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis while taking a run during a match. Steve Elworthy, who was bowling that over, could have sent Singh away during this collision, but did not. India won the match. This picture represents true sportsmanship.
Where and when I shot this image?
I shot this image at the IPCL ground (now Reliance ground) in Vadodara, Gujarat during a One Day International between India and South Africa in the year 2000
How I achieved it?
At the time I shot this image, sports photography was not a very easy task. We did not have the luxury of shooting thousands of frames. I had around 30 rolls with me, and I had to shoot the entire game with those rolls. I achieved this photograph by trying to incorporate a story in the frame and concentrating on the study of the game as it progressed.
The gear I used to get the shot
I used a Nikon FM2 with a Tamron 500mm lens.
About Suresh K K
Suresh K K has been shooting since 1989. He has worked with several publications, including the Sunday Observer.
This article originally appeared in the February 2011 issue of Better Photography.Tags: My Best Shot, February 2011, Sports Photography, Suresh K K, Jacques Kallis, Vadodara, Sportsmanship