Looking at the outpour of the grief and targeted criticism towards a beautiful girl, my heart broke. Don’t get me wrong. I was grieving too. And I think Anushka should have focused on NH 11 maybe rather than asking her man “I want you here in 5 minutes”.
How prophetic that advertisement was .. which sets me thinking that some real smart brains should be employed in Advertising Council to approve only those advertisements that will have no impact whatsoever on any event in the near future. Just think of it. Anyway, I think it is completely wrong to blame the girl, beautiful girl, not very beautiful but definitely better than most of the so called other beautiful actresses out there. The real blame lies with the Australian team who actually were the villains. And as I write something about them, they are back to their craft by breaking the hearts of New Zealanders.
Look at Steven Smith. He is like the villain of our films – Ranjeet. Poor Umesh Yadav kept on saying,’ Please mujhe bhagwaan ke liye chhod do’ and he kept on smashing him, as if saying, ‘Aaaw, tujhe bhagwan ke liye chhod dunga, to mere liye kya bachega?’. He repeated the same act with other bowlers. What energy man!
And then there was Starc. Remember Shakti Kapoor. Wonder what was going on in his mind when he saw the diminutive Ajinkya Rahane. Maybe “Ooouw mere chote se Lolita. Main tera balma. Tera wicket mujhko hain lena”. Cheesy lines and for that matter can work both on the field as well as in films.
And the Bad Man Gulshan Grover was very much present as Mitchell Johnson. “Hamra naam BAD MAN aise hi nahi hi. Pehle to hum tumhar bowling ko peetunga aur phir tumko.”
Assisting them were some sidekicks or rather time pass villains. Wonder what Maxwell and Warner really talked about when they were fielding. ‘Captain to mera shikaar hain. Baaki sab tere liye.’
‘Hmm, gosht tera aur mere liye sirf haddiyan. Bahut na insaafi hai. IPL main bade sher bante hain, chalo inko bheegi billi banaye.’
Well, it is not really possible to imagine that they could really talk in Hindi or for the imagination drained minds to even figure out what am I talking about. The fact of the matter is that I don’t really agree with those comments and thoughts which say that ‘Hey, at least we reached the semi-finals. Respect.’ For a country which really does not care about any other sport or game and pledges its time, money and thoughts on this game and rather its cricketers, nothing less than a world cup should do. You don’t win test matches abroad. You don’t win one day world cup. You don’t win T20 cup. So what have you achieved?
Besides creating brands for themselves, is there anything that these 11 jokers can showcase as their achievements? Ok, you beat teams when they visit India. Okay, you have great personal batting or bowling records. And often I feel it is only the records that each one of them is worried about.
So, I wonder why there wasn’t an advertisement which said, ’I don’t need you in 5 minutes. I don’t need you at all if you come without the world cup.’ Or maybe ‘Jo desh se kare pyaar, who world cup se kaise kare inkaar?’ Maybe it is sounding too naïve or reeks of jingoism. But, what does Saina Nehwal think of when she keeps on fighting in different tournaments without being adored as a goddess as these jokers are often referred to (as gods). Why isn’t badminton referred as a religion or hockey or football for that matter. In fact, the only question wherein all kids and adults alike always answer wrongly is ‘Which is the national game of India?. If you think it is cricket, I really can’t blame you.
Wonder what the 2 girls who won Olympic gold in Squash (see I don’t even know their names, so cricket obsessed we are as a nation) thought of? I guess nobody told them ‘I want to see you in 5 minutes’. Or the kabaddi world champions who are waiting for an auto rickshaw. (Latest article on FB. Check it out).
Still, it is unfair for us to blame the team who dint even look like making to the semi finals. Are you joking? We are talking about a team full of jokers who are established brands and we still expect less. Talk to any organisation or sales head and tell him that there are 100 odd leads but only 2 closed cases. Do you think that you would be appreciated or get a kick at the right place to get your senses right?
Arre, the badminton, kabaadi, squash, boxing girls won … They achieved their target. And we don’t know about them so well. They are not even established brands. So, whose mistake is that? Government? Sports ministry? Or us? No, it is the fault of our actor or actresses who do not associate themselves with award winners rather hog the limelight with the losers.
Still, it is not good to expect too much from our cricketers. We are a soft hearted nation and we could have won the world cup had it not been for those 11 villains. Right!
Look at what Faulkner did. ‘Main woh bala hoon jo sheeshe se patthar ko nahi todta, apni slow bowling se wicket leta hoon hoon. Aur jab mood main aata hoon, dushman ke chhakke chuda deta hoon.’ Well, nobody could imitate Prem Chopra ever, neither in words or action.