25 Sept 2007

Bindaas Blue Boys!!!

Almost 14+ days back when he was asked to pose with the Twenty20 Trophy, he let his sense of humor flow — just like his trademark hairstyle — "Do I get to keep this with me then?".

I heard that he is quite a famous person with the media for his instant one line humor that he throws at them every time a bizarre question is asked. Not to forget the sarcastic one-liners too. Boy the best one was when he answered Ravi Shastri after the Australian win "Ravi, we read your article yesterday in cricinfo where you said if India goes with me then Australia are the favorites. We have proved you wrong." The amount of sarcasm stumped Ravi and all he had was a smile [Very difficult one I must say].

For all you poor guessers I am talking about soon to-be-Jharkand Ratna! MSD era has just begun!!

Leadership, he says, is about the response you get from the XI. The response is out in style; with no Mandira Bedi wearing a saree specially designed for India's match or some singer trying to release an album specially for Team India on the eve nor with some one picking Tarot cards to tell who will be having an edge in the match nor an extra innings to help Indian team plan strategy nor did we have specialized coach for different areas and finally, off course no biggies [That also means no cheap politics]

"He’s a captain who has left his fingerprints on the hearts of every member of his team, young and old: prints that say, no fear" quoted a paper.

When some one asked him about T20 World Cup, no less, maybe a chance to redeem pride lost in the West Indies early this year? He said "The basic problem with us cricketers is that we don’t enjoy the game, we get too much into it. I just want my team to enjoy the game. I am not looking at it as a chance for redemption. It’s a fresh start in this tournament".

I'll tell you the best thing about winning and success from my experience:

Today as I still stared at the headlines and the pictures at 4 different papers, my car stopped at the signal. I saw a guy on his bike by the car window! He had few papers with him as well. As the signal ticked down from 90sec the funny game started...

We started showing different newspapers that we had at each other in turns. All of them had pics of the jubilant win off course. He started with "TOI" and I showed "Andolana" a local paper, next he had "Mysuru Mithra", while I responded with "Vijay Karnataka"... This went one for almost a minute and we both were done with all the newspapers. And yes it was a tie :)

We exchanged smiles, and bid byes with thumbs up as the signal light went green!!!

Moral: Sharing happiness with strangers [handsome ones esp.] is more fun: D

Before I sign off a lil bit of philosophy and spirituality!! The couple who initiated the positive thoughts by POSM

Until next time, I am off Celebrating Cricket....

*That's the way Maahi-Wayyyy*


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Anonymous said...

NICE blog... Nam Politicians gu idae taraha Team spirit bandu Haal maado kelsanaadru netvaagi maadli...