India’s cricketing legend, former leg-spinner Anil Kumble, chose t to take a Bengaluru Metropolitian Transport Corporation (BMTC) bus ride back home from the airport amid the private transporters strike in his hometown of Bengaluru. The ex-India head coach took to social media to share a picture from his bus ride. “BMTC trip back home today from the airport,” he wrote alongside his picture.
The image shared by the 52-year-old suggests Kumble opted for a comfortable air-conditioned Volvo bus for his journey. In the photo, he is visible holding onto a handle for support, with other passengers seated behind him.
Here is the picture shared by the veteran of 619 Test wickets and some of the comments on it.
BMTC trip back home today from the airport. pic.twitter.com/jUTfHk1HrE
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) September 11, 2023
Aaj dikha ki kaun si look se batsman log darte honge 🤣
— Naveen (@_naveenish) September 11, 2023
So simple and down to earth Kumble Sir ❤️
— Abhishek Ojha (@vicharabhio) September 11, 2023
Even Anil Kumble takes the BMTC but IT guys no!
— djay (@djaywalebabu) September 11, 2023
Seems nobody noticed you
— Ankit ✍️ (@ankitmathur4u) September 11, 2023
— Dillionaire (@pun_nyboy) September 11, 2023
Lag Raha hai Infosys se naukari karke aa rhe ho …..
— Kshitij Sharma (@Observers_India) September 11, 2023
Meanwhile, a large number of privately owned vehicles like auto-rickshaws, taxis, maxi cabs, freight vehicles and corporate buses, are not operating in Karnataka’s capital on Monday implying several challenges for various commuters, including school children and office workers. The Federation of the Karnataka State Private Transport Associations has announced a ‘bandh’ or a strike.
The federation’s call for a strike is in support of several demands, including the prohibition of motorcycle taxis and an appeal to the government to expand the Shakti scheme. This scheme, which currently provides free bus transportation to women on state-operated buses, is being requested to be extended to privately owned buses as well.