Monday, February 11, 2008

Howzzat?

  • There is nothing quite as exciting as going to watch Viv play a T20 match in the new season.

  • There is nothing quite as surprising as finding 3 more mini-supporters (two aged 5 and one aged 10) whose dads were in Viv's team (also known as 'the good team' in a gesture of absolute immaturity on the part of the writer).

  • There is nothing quite as pleasing as children speaking in perfect English minus the annoying Singlish accent.

  • There is nothing quite as touching as a 5-year-old offering you the last piece of candy in his bag.

  • There is nothing quite as scary as finding yourself sitting next to an aunty who says, "Oh you're supporting good team? I'm supporting evil team. My two boys are in it. So let's see who wins yeah?"

  • There is nothing quite as annoying as not being able to clap for the good team because said aunty is sitting next to you.

  • There is nothing quite as liberating as telling aunty, "I think I'll sit with the members of the good team (good team was batting first) and get some running commentary." and running off.

  • There is nothing quite as random as a 5-year-old suddenly reappearing next to you and saying, "Oh no! My dad made zero again?!" (random because his father hadn't even gone in to bat yet!)

  • There is nothing quite as fantastic as the good team making more runs in 20 overs than Australia made in 50 overs in the match against India.

  • There is nothing quite as shocking as suddenly finding yourself surrounded by members of the evil team who are now sitting and watching their team bat and wondering who the heck you are. The kids, as most kids of that age are wont to do, had disappeared.

  • There is nothing quite as weird as being looked at strangely by the evil team's members when you suddenly clap or yell out your support for the good team.

  • There is nothing quite as cheeky as eavesdropping on the discussions of the evil team.

  • There is nothing quite as awesome as hearing them praise the good team's wicket-keeper. :D

  • There is nothing quite as cute as the other 5-year-old running off towards the boundary where his father was fielding, yelling "I am going to talk to my father!" during a particularly un-happening over.

  • There is nothing quite as funny as how you only have either of two reactions in your head with each ball played, no matter which team is playing - it's either "SHOT!" or "SHIT!"

  • There is nothing quite as intense as the look on the face of each player as he walks back after getting out. No matter how much applause there was, the look stayed the same - the 'cut-it-out-guys!' look. Goes on to prove that no matter what others say, the only goals that matter are the ones you set for yourself.

  • There is nothing quite as mean as waving at above-mentioned aunty with a big smile after the good team wins.

  • There is nothing quite as gross as going home in a car with 7 other people, 4 of whom are stinking cricketers who have decided to have a bath at home instead.

  • There is nothing quite as fabulous as coming home and discovering that India kicked Aussie ass too.

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17 comments:

Ziah said...

Gold!:) Cricket fever in Singapore??:) So what was this, office match?:)

A G said...

Hehehe.
Q:was viv the wicket keeper?

And yup....too good that India chak de'ed.

aequo animo said...

There is nothing quite as fabulous as coming to bhai's bar and getting a bronze after a very boring day at work

venkatesan said...

Congratulations to Viv for being a good Wicket Keeper & to you for clapping for him!!!!!!!!!

Bivas said...

dat was interesting...
waise one may call yesterdays match as kicking Aussie ass but to be frank it was one of the most boring displays of batting by the Indians in a long time!!! :-)

mythalez said...

nice ... :)
and nothing as uplifting as reading a sayesha-post in the midst of a hectic day of work!

Drenched said...

"There is nothing quite as mean as waving at above-mentioned aunty with a big smile after the good team wins."

Hahahahahaha!!! Or nothing quite satisying.

:P

Drenched said...

BTW, kis cheez ka match tha yeh?

Iday said...

yaay for India's victory over Aussies. Cudnt quite "watch" the match sitting here in ice cold chicago (-20 degree C). Now is know how cricinfo survives :)

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Bhai, mubarak ho, mubarak ho! Kya aapko rent pe supporter karke le aa sakte hain? You seem to bring in good luck!

Mujhe bahut din ho gaye sona mile hue :( Kab aayega, mera number kab aayega??!! Please bhai, agle time post karne se pehle mail kar dena!

Shekhar said...

Jhapaak !!! Viv ka team jeet gaya.. (err... I won't take my shirt off this time).

But I will head off for pani-puri tonight to celebrate Viv and India's victory (psst..let's hope India can slip in past Sri Lanka today too.)

Shekhar said...

:((((((((((((((((((((

Tarun said...

Bhai u did not take ur commentator's hat?

Anyways Indians kicking Aussie ass are flogged today by Lankans.

*starts wondering how Crime Master Go-go's (Andaz Apna Apna) would be like*

offcourse the introduction would be Mogambo k abathija.

Sayesha said...

#Ziah,
Office match? Office match?? Sheesh! I'm almost offended! :P
It was the Singapore domestic T20 tournament. :)

A G,
//Q:was viv the wicket keeper?

*thunk thunk head on wall*
OF COURSE! :D

#Aequo,
Hehee! Thanks! :P

#Venkatesan,
Thank you!!! :D

#Bivas,
Arre apni toh yeh haalat hai ki Auusie-ass-kicking is more important and not the "how" behind it! :D

#Mythalez,
Thank you! :D

#Drenched,
I knew you would love that part! :P :P

//BTW, kis cheez ka match tha yeh?

CRICKET KA! Hahahahahahahahahaha! :D
ps: Sorry sorry bad joke! :p
pps: It was the Singapore domestic T20 tournament.

#Iday,
Minus 20??????? :O :O :O Whoa!

#Sudipta,
Hehehe! :P

//Please bhai, agle time post karne se pehle mail kar dena!

Mail check karne se better blog check kar le na! :P

#Shekhar,
No shirtless scene - this is a family bar! (Sounds like some sabun ka ad!) :D

//But I will head off for pani-puri tonight to celebrate Viv and India's victory

Yeay! Meri taraf se bhi pandrah-solah kha lena! :P

//:((((((((((((((((((((

8 wickets!! 8 wickets???? :(((((((

#Tarun,
I cannot comment on cricket re... only Bollywood! :D

//Anyways Indians kicking Aussie ass are flogged today by Lankans.

Padosiyon ne phod dala! :(((

The Mad Girl said...

:).
and trust me! There's nothing as interesting and exhilarating as reading your blog at 2:47 in the night...no sleep doesn't stand a chance.

Tejal said...

:D yeay! Way to go, Viv!!
:D :D :D
Ther's nothin as fabolous as readin Viv-acious posts!!! :D :D :D
(*realises someting*
erm..yea.. n Simply sash posts too ok :P)

ursjina said...

hehe...:)..by the way check out this post of mine when u have time..there is somethin in it for u...muaah n hugs...for all things written n said..
http://jinadcruz.blogspot.com/2008/02/hitting-century.html