Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Story One:
County game was going on in England. Time was mid 80's. One of the teams playing were Somerset. And at the pitch were their most charismatic batsman Viv Richards. The bowler was Greg Thomas. He bowled a superb out swinger and Viv was beaten comprehensively. Instead of thanking his good luck Thomas said," It's red, round and weighs about 5 1/2 ounces." A costly mistake!
The next ball went flying outside the ground as one of the biggest sixes of Viv's bat. Viv just walked couple of steps, stood in front of Thomas and said," Greg, you know what it looks like. Go ahead and find it!"

Story Two:
Another county game. Another day, just this is in 21st century. Match was going on between Surrey and Leicestershire. Suddenly the Surrey bowler Azhar Mahmood started reversing the ball. Batsmen had no clue how to play it. They were playing and missing continuously and living on their luck. Then one of them said," There's no way we can play when he is bowling with this ball. We have to somehow change this ball! I have a plan!" The next over he hit the ball so hard that it went outside the ground and get lost. Umpires had no other option than change the ball. The bowlers lost all their advantage and batting become easy. Although for that batsman batting is generally the easiest job in the world. He is Virendra Sehwag!!

Well done Sir!! I have stopped feeling sad for not watching Viv!! I have seen Viru!!

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