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42nd match – Random collection of thoughts

Watching a not so consequential ODI cricket match on a Sunday has its own benefits, especially in a web 2.0 world. You tend to have a lot of time to express your thoughts into a vacuum called twitter, where a few may pick those up and a few may miss them, but you get the satisfaction that you have said what’s in your mind at that moment. In many ways, these momentary thoughts (tweets) are uncorrupted by what happens next and hence not influenced or biased. They are how exactly you feel at a given point of time. Even if you are trying to add a humorous or a creative twist to your tweet, it still is based on that moment, unlike a blog post where you have the opportunity to collect all your ideas about a particular incident or topic & present your conclusive view in a much more balanced way.

This blog post, is an attempt to present a somewhat humorous side of the Ind vs. WI  (played on March 20 at Chepauk, Chennai) match’s proceedings through some  tweets from my timeline (sorry if I don’t give individual credits to the people who actually tweeted them  – because I am not doing a cut and paste but trying to jot down from my memory)..

Most of these tweets were from rameshsrivats & jhunjhunwala while some were from me & vamseekamana.

  • Some teams are born powerplay. Some teams achieve powerplay. Some teams have powerplay thrust upon them. (On India’s batting batting power play being taken at the 46th over)
  • Munaf Fielding Rule for all batsmen playing against India: If you hit the ball towards Munaf you should run n+1 runs where n=no. of runs you would run when Munaf is not the fielder. Exception: When Munaf is bowling, remember n->-1
  • If Muralitharan can turn the bowl even on Moon, then Munaf Patel can bowl wides even on Moon’s surface..
  • Well played West Indies. It is nice to have friends like you in the opposition (after the loss)
  • West Indian Collapso (as the WI batsmen began to collapse)
  • Darren Sammy is going to kill himself. Getting run out by Munaf is the ultimate humiliation for a Batsman..(after Sammy got run out in Munaf’s bowling)
  • Ravi Shastri is a software and not a human being (On Shastri’s cliched and predictable commentary)
  • Somebody get a wire because Shastri is about to have a feeling that this match is about to go down to it (again on Shastri’s cliched commentary)
  • I hate you Ravi Rampaul. May people throw Uday Chopra DVDs at you (On Ravi Rampaul’s wicket taking spree)
  • I hate you Ravi Rampaul. May you get acting lessons from Arjun Rampal (On Ravi Rampaul’s wicket taking spree)
  • Sreesanth’s exclusion from team is just because of election code of conduct in Kerala (based on a comment from Shashi Tharoor)
  • The Chennai people are bored.With this match, they expected a Rajnikanth film. So far it has unfolded like an Uday Chopra film (when India was going at a slow pace with Yuvraj/Kohli and Dhoni were batting)
  • Shastri : So Dhoni, how has the World Cup campaign been so far? | Dhoni : Well off course.
  • Today is a big day. India vs. “What Columbus thought was India” (before the match)
  • “Simon Taufel” – Anagram – “Fault is on me” (after Simon Taufel failed to call for a TV umpire review on what looked like a clear run out)
  • Chennai fans. Leave now. Else Autokkaarans will charge you triple rate (after the last WI wicket fell)
  • In a live demonstration of The Law of Unintended Consequences, Aswhin is making Harbhajan look ordinary (on Ashwin’s & HBS bowling)
  • Pollard gone. Well done White Dog (when Pollard got out a few moments after a white dog was spotted by the sight screen)
  • I think Ponting would prefer to go to Mirpur for QF given his TV history in Ahmedabad


Besides fantasizing about being a Peter Gibbons at least for a couple of days at my work, I think I have a long way to go to realize some of the other fantasies. But like any ambitious man out there, I will get there! Note: All views expressed in this blog are mine alone and have got nothing to do with my company Cogent IBS, Inc., its employees or any of its affiliates.

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