This blog is an excuse to write about SRT. Among other things.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
scrape through, tie wow, shock loss and thrill win
They are saying, England doesn't deal in dull matches. That, if you have tickets for an England match, you will get your money's worth. And that they are single handedly making these early stages of world cup heart-stoppingly exciting.
This blog has brought together some of the most diverse personalities who forgot to grace the international sports scene (due to their busy schedules) at various points in time. To be updated by the authors as and when they discover themselves. Most of the descriptions below are alleged to be inaccurate or untrue. Such allegations however, are largely ignored on this blog.
Originally named Deerghakantha Vinayaka Chenna Reddy, he is a two time national tennis champion and three time winner of the Gaganmahal Open. His signature "over the net" returns have since revolutionalised the art of ungainly balance while facing 150 mph serves. Though widely known as the guy who taught Andre Agassi how to score with chicks, Vigbert has also been instrumental in setting up several support groups around the world for the follicle-ly challenged sportsmen. Now, having retired to a more modest role as a feline enthusiast, he spends most of his time watching Ekta Kapoor serials and chairing the international scouting council for promising Lingocha players.
Often referred to as the "worst badminton player to have never played for India", SR has tormented fans and detractors alike, with his inimitable lack of talent. His on-court verbal assaults on players resulted in two fractured ribs and a broken marriage. He has since drifted to less popular games like cricket, and now acts as career counsellor to out-of-work coaches of the sub continent's cricket teams. Currently under review for inappropriate behaviour at the Domalguda Ganesh Chaturdhi celebrations, if found guilty, could be a part of the next season of Bigg Boss. Likes bhangra songs and curd rice.
An ardent Ricky Ponting fan, who infamously refused to play for the national cricket team due to differences with the management on the exclusion of "gutthi vankaya koora" from the team's diet menu. He is also notorious for having told Dada off (in Bengali) for his poor off-side play and timid captaincy tactics. His leg spinning option has since never served the national team, and now bowls at the nets to aspiring cricketers in Bermuda. Author of two unpublished books, "If you are an Aussie and you know it, STFU" and "ECB - Saviour of World Cricket", Partha is touted as the next in line for the Booker Prize 2009 for his innovative style of writing and raspy remarks. Sometimes writes for unworthy blogs, as a marketing strategy and wears two pairs of glasses, as his personal fashion statement.
At the nets of Nizam grounds in the summer of 1994, the lean left arm bowler who used to bowl for India yelled at the batsman, " nee $@##&, dimaag kharaab shaatladutendi bai nuvvu!!" Chaitanya looked up at the bowler, pushed back the glasses up his nose and shouted back "switch hit, anna.. haha!" as he made a fleeting gesture to the South African kid, Kevin.. who was hunting for autographs around the field. Chaitanya has a come a long way from his days on a cricket field, and now is an academic genius who mental flosses on blogs sometimes. No picture of Chaitanya exists. Pictures of Kevin however, can be found on Google under "Bangalore Royal Challengers".