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Friday, September 02, 2005

Born with the bat

Have you been around crazy cricket fans??If you haven’t then be glad..you are really not missing much..When I say crazy I mean obsessed..and why they are so i'll not be able to comprehend even in my death bed.I'll probably learn the secret once I reach heaven(assuming that its heaven I reach)
And you desperately wanna reach heaven when one such a maniac sits next to you at work.Iam seriously and surprisingly doing some work …my head phones are on..and Iam tryin to shut out the world and concentrate..
Inspite of that…it comes without warning “oohhhhhhhhhh shiittt!!oooh my Godddd!!!"
Iam on my feet ready to sprint “The roof is falling down!!!”
And they inform me their eyes still glued to the score card… “xyz just got out”..and yea they think it’s a perfectly normal explanation for nearly stopping my heart.
Then a bunch of crazies huddle around lookin at the score and fervently discuss the course of the match…As if this is not enough the next day you get a detailed post mortem.They compare various matches.And you realize "Oh!!Cricket is in the air..everywhere!"

And they don’t only talk about the biggie matches.It could also be about the match between Palaniswamy Colony vs Arun Mozhi theru(street) played in the dirty ground round the corner.They have commentators for those matches too.Sponsors are the ones with the bat and ball.And you are left with an impression that cricket is not a game, its more a mega serial.

And when you are in the company of one such person anything and everything has to have a reference to cricket.Lets call that person "Tutoo".Tutoo charms girls with cricket jokes.Tutoo tells tall stories of how he plays like Dravid.One day he gets outrageously lucky and hey! the girl is bowled over!
Tutoo gets married to the girl.There is a match every single day and night..
Tatoo thinks watching cricket with his wife is the most romantic thing he has ever done in his life.Watching a match from the stands would be the super anniversary gift. The wife does not have to worry about cooking..Tatoo eats and drinks cricket..Sometime later the kids come…Tutoo’s bedtime stories(with action) for his son will be “How I achieved my first century”, “101 tips to bowl like Warne”,“Ganguly Cricket jokes-Complete compilation”And if its a daughter he has he will make Cricket a fairy tale.
And then it strikes u..its really not blood that running through his veins..its cricket..and madness..

36 Comments:

At 8:32 AM, Blogger sensiblystoned said...

Also, just because cricket is the in-thing right now with the ashes series.....guys wont accept nouveau cricket fans esp gals :P Someday you should go see the Mambalam Mosquitos play the Blue Star. (I swear these are real first division league cricket teams in chennai) :)) =)) nice one.

 
At 8:59 AM, Blogger Somu said...

Such maniacs would normally bowl a "maiden" over. Get used to them... India is a cricketing nation... If there is anything that can take a guys attention off cricket, that's sania mirza... and it's not her playing skills.

" Iam on my feet ready to sprint “The roof is falling down"... Lol that was funny. We were having our classs today and some of them were checking the scores online in their laptop...

Tutoo ? Where did u find such a name ?

 
At 9:34 AM, Blogger nagilan said...

hmmm.. good one.. but i guess, if its cricket for men, then its mega serials for women :)

 
At 9:44 AM, Anonymous cricket-fan said...

would'nt say that... i am a woman and i am as crazy about cricket as well... :-)

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger nagilan said...

there are also men who r crzy bout mega serials.. what i said was just a generalised statement :)

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger யாத்திரீகன் said...

should put you live somewhere near the Eden Grounds and conduct couple of Indo-Pak matches out there..

 
At 4:32 PM, Blogger Prabz said...

******INDIAN CRICKET TEAM SUCK BIG TIME******SUCKERS******

Tutoo.. or THUU THUU? :) ...
11 idiots are playing.. 11 thousand fools watching.. 11 million browsing the scores.. and some stupid people blog about it ;)

Ye crap!!

Me better watch Sania Mirza or Deepika Pallikal ;)

 
At 7:18 AM, Blogger reNUka said...

ahh... there u are!!! - u ve finally broken ur long-run silence... with a bang (oh! u r in bangalore, right - ok ok, no wonder...) and needless to say, the right mix of wit and derision! ;-)

 
At 10:22 AM, Blogger Sugee said...

Good one prabs! reflects my sentiments...Tutus story was real funny. Keep posting da!

 
At 1:10 AM, Anonymous F e r r a r i said...

Indias 2 biggest problems
1. Cricket
2. Mega Serials!

 
At 1:47 AM, Anonymous Robbie said...

God bless tutoo and the like... Amen!

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger Sriram said...

ROTFL!!!! btw, you are way too much into work.. try replyin to emails!!!

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger gAMe said...

Its India baby ..... its just running into their veins..... Long time no c btw C ya

 
At 12:45 AM, Blogger ada-paavi!!!! said...

india is a cricket crazy natoin so this is expected, in USA it mite be american football or baseball, idu ellam part of life

 
At 9:59 AM, Blogger யாத்திரீகன் said...

hey, your anger should not be on the game, rather it should be on the More Attention what those players get than anyother sports person... and also those Fans..
(if i understood ur anger correctly)

but Fans-aiyum full-la korai solradhu thaputhaan..

tell me a common mans game, which can be played easily,anywhere with whatever kinda facilities.. Cricket is one game that comes into mind..

whereever it may be, a small narrow street, or street full of houses and traffic, a small ground with 20/25 teams playing in, what do you require for it, a plastic/or even we used to make paper balls wrapped with rubber bands (cha.. adhu oru kaalam..) even the writting pad is enuf for a bat.. 5 rooba bet vachi, pakathu therukooda velayaadura excitement, ball pakathu veetu kanaadiya odachadhum odura thrill..

endha saniya mirza-vai paarthalum varuthupaa....

 
At 5:32 AM, Blogger Vivhyd said...

well.. in life generally Sports and men are inseparable and each country has its men hooked to one sport or other.. thgh in India, there is this too much passion for cricket.. and ppl allow cricket to affect their normal lives a little 2 much..

well as others have pointed out.. mega serials are very annoying indeed and is soon becoming a headache as far as some of the women being hooked 2 it.. and actually some men too..

 
At 12:17 AM, Blogger Ram.C said...

had a good reading.. it seems you missed out of action for a long time...

 
At 4:14 AM, Anonymous F e r r a r i said...

Warne takes Hayden

 
At 4:24 AM, Anonymous F e r r a r i said...

Hey Anniyan,

Where are you? The shoutbox is screaming with flood detected messages.

Did you check the score? Warne takes Vaughan. A soft dismissal!

 
At 4:32 AM, Anonymous Anniyan said...

Ferrai..Wrne is going to win it for the aussies....
Soft for Vaughan..and Hard for england..Bell the kid..goes for another telephone number....next its Pieterson's time to go....

 
At 4:33 AM, Blogger Venks said...

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At 4:34 AM, Anonymous Anniyan said...

Warne has BELLED the cat...

 
At 4:37 AM, Anonymous F e r r a r i said...

115/3 for lunch
Interesting match!

 
At 4:40 AM, Blogger @$#!$# said...

cricket...sigh

read this

http://coherentrambling.blogspot.com/2005/09/shaken-but-not-stirred.html

 
At 4:42 AM, Anonymous Silambarasan said...

Tait is a weak link in the bowling attack I feel

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger Harish said...

come on, it isn't so bad!!

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger யாத்திரீகன் said...

:-))))
cricket score updates and cricket ramblings in a post against cricket..

kalakal thaaan !!!

 
At 9:15 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Tutoo story is very funny.!

And talking about a similar subject i had an experience when they announced the verdict on a big Murder case here a few months back ( Lacy Peterson case).

Looks like my entire office was watching it on the NET..or TV.!!

All of a sudden I heard women shout and whistle..when they convicted the hubby ( Scott Peterson). He is on a death row now.!!

 
At 8:12 AM, Blogger Rajesh Soni said...

Your write-ups makes a nice reading.
Have fun!

 
At 11:52 PM, Blogger Deepu George V said...

Never considered cricket as a game,neither mega serial as an art.

 
At 10:57 AM, Blogger thennavan said...

Aduththa bill parliament-le enna table pannapporaangannaa Cricket-aiyum oru religion aaga include pannalaamnu. Sachin thaan presiding deity-aam andha religion-ukku :-)

 
At 8:17 PM, Blogger Known Stranger said...

hi . its long time.. couldnt keep in touch. how you doing

 
At 7:37 PM, Anonymous Gayathri said...

hey there ... nice blog.

Tutoo and Tatoo nice names. 5 days match, ball-to-ball papaanga, despite knowing India will lose. channella maatavum mudhiyadhu. Tholla!

 
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At 4:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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