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Continued from part 1 My feet refused to move. It was as if my legs had a mind of their own, and they hated me. A wave of dust blew right through me. I rubbed my eyes and opened them to the captain of the Srinagar colony team alighting from his car like a Telugu…

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Someone stole Niall O’ Brien’s kit and that inspired me to recount this story The match was, how do I put it… ah!, tantalisingly poised. It was a ‘bet’ match. We were playing for money. Not for a ball or bat. The money at stake was 110 INR. Each player contributed 10 bucks. 10 bucks…

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Ramaswami Mudaliar was a kind man but he wasn’t too kind when it came to his Dyanora black-and-white television. In 1983, owning a television was the current day equivalent of driving a BMW with Katrina Kaif as your dinner date. Mudaliar probably hugged and slept on the TV, which was encased in a wooden cabinet;…

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I was sitting in the D stand on the fourth day, watching the match when Pujara walked by. I normally don’t scream at players to grab their attention, I mean fuck. No. But when I saw Pujara, I felt like I had to tell him. I screamed “Pujara! Hard luck man!” He was mildly shocked…

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One of the images that will stay with me for a long time is that of the lady from the cleaning staff of the MAC stadium in Chennai, running up to Sachin Tendular, shaking his hand, and blushing and running back. I was not planning to watch the match in the stadium. One of my…

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Siddharam Mhetre, Minister of State for Home and guardian of Indian morality has called the cheerleaders of IPL ‘absolutely obscene’. He also suggested that they use ‘animated’ characters in the place of cheerleaders. Why didn’t anyone think of it? Didn’t you all know that you are going to offend a few cartoons in this country…

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When young Ishant Sharma gave away his wicket, predictably so, under what was probably one of the most dramatic and high-pressure situations in the history of the game, Cricket took an irreversible turn. I predict the beginning of the end of Aussie supremacy, for true champions do not resort to unfair methods to win. When…

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What the fug do you mean when you say ‘He had some hesitancy.’ Just pocket what they pay you and shut up, instead of making an ass out of yourself on national television. And of course the other twerp is even worse!…

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Gaurav explains why Sehwag should be persisted with. These patronizing fug heads I tell you. Sehwag should be dropped because he failed to deliver. Consistently. If he were pushed down the order yada-yada is bull shit. By that logic, we should have never dropped Ganguly and we should have thrown Sachin to the stray dogs…

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…and Andrew Nel, the Monkey Man from S. Africa gets away with murder. The white skin is amazing protective gear I tell you. Dear Sreesanth, I am sending you a inflatable middle finger; when you find time please show it to Mahanama, the match referee.…

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