We began with the star studded cast …. off field! Indo Pak matches are more than cricket!
India was represented by the empress in the shadows, the decoy emperor and the future emperor
Our friendly neighbour was represented by the decoy emperor. Were the real emperors of our neighbour present? I did not see the ISI chief any where … so I guess there must have been minders in the shadows.
Bollywood (yes its a separate country in itself) was represented by Amir Khan, Priety Zinta and Sunil Shetty. Oh there was Vivek Oberoi as well. Did not spot Deepika Padukone.
Speaking of which, Money was represented by Vijay Mallya.
Thanks to the presence of such an august audience, the players played their hearts out and did not let their tongues run away. There was not even a gentle “Teri Ma Ki” from either side, forget about a Bh*&^Ch*d or variants thereof.
Sigh! And no one ripped his shirt off like Ganguly did once …
The good thing is that we won. Hello Sri Lanka!
I won too! Hey J.K. you owe me a grand, and lady I am not letting you off the hook. We both can get together and party like silly on that money. You know how much I’d like that!
What this match will be memorable for is the drops and the misses. Pakistan missed winning thanks to their fielding. As Midday scathingly put it, if ever Shahid Afridi wants to change careers mid-stream, he could try his hand at writing books. “How To Drop Catches and Lose A World Cup”
Sachin missed reading the off spinners well, may be he was having an off day, but God sure smiled on him. He could give Rajnikanth a serious competition, considering the amount of times he came back from the dead. A twitter remark was that Sachin the God came back from the dead 5 times, Jesus came back only once!
And all of us missed Poonam Pandey. This Kingfisher calendar girl said she would run through the stadium in the buff if our boys won.
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