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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Sidin's guide to the greatest Indian cricketers

Domain Maximus: Sidin's guide to the greatest Indian cricketers of all time especially that period between 4 and 6 pm last week

Sheer brilliance.

"Ravi Shastri was the heartthrob of millions of women in the late 80s and early 90s and was considered a great looker. This has now been found to be an error due to primitive TV broadcasting technology."

"Kapil Dev was also one of the first few cricketers to make it big in the world of advertising and synonymous with the caption: "Boost is the secret of my enema. Our enema. (Smile)"

"Kris Srikkanth was the quintessential South Indian in the team who rapidly learned Hindi while playing for India, leading to an average of well over 4 run outs per match in the process."

"If Akthar is the "Rawalpindi Express" then for many years Venkatesh Prasad, a key part of the bowling attack, was affectionately called "The Slow Bangalore Passenger That Is Currently Broken Down At Palakkad Station. Passengers approach ticket counter for refund please."

And much much more.


Blogger Salil said...

Agree, that article had me cracking up.

My favourite part was his take on Raju: "With tremendous movement off the pitch especially in windy gusty weather, Venkatpathy Raju is one of the lightest players to have ever played the game"

Meanwhile, I've been inspired by your earlier Lumberjack post. Given that it's been ages since I've seen it, I'm strongly considering renting the Monty Python Live at Hollywood Bowl DVD this weekend.

2/17/2006 1:00 AM  
Blogger Tabula Rasa said...

Monty Python's always a good idea :-)

Maybe some day, on one of these long flights or something, I'll put together a set of Pythonisms meet cricket commentators.

Sidhu: "This... is not a batting line-up. It is a row of ex-bicycles. It has ceased to be."
Holding: "Nodge, nodge. Wink, wink."

2/17/2006 10:35 AM  
Blogger Old Spice said...

Blofeld seems like he could be a Python character. As could the dude who sat behind me at Eden Park yesterday - but playing one of the old women.

2/17/2006 11:34 AM  
Blogger Tabula Rasa said...

I can see Blofeld playing one of the old women :-)

"Earrings! < Cackle >"

2/17/2006 8:21 PM  

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