ICC T20 WC

15 06 2009

Busy in life. Yup, that’s what I have decided to blame my laziness to. I have not been on vacation, I have not been busy in work (infact, lately I have been working hours more and more like a govt. officer rather than a private-sector employee).  A very routine 9-5, followed by a usual trip to TSC, ending up at home with nothing to do except waste time. Some relief in the form of the ongoing ICC Twenty20 World Cup, but that doesn’t promise to last long with the random performances of Australia, West Indies, England & Pakistan, the only teams I can support. Good time to be a Sri Lankan though, however I think that if I become a Sri Lankan to support the team, I’ll lost the urge to support the team. That’s the way they are. They just are! Its as if they had to be, and if given a choice, they’d choose not to be. But since they are, they are! Splat!

There are a few good things about the ongoing tournament though. The best thing about the opening ceremony was that it didn’t happen. It would have inadvertently a roughed up copy of the IPL opening ceremony, since everything else is, with the gyrating 3-somes that they call cheerleaders, the blast of incomprehensibly small fragments of music, destroying good songs in between overs and wickets falling. Thanks to the powers-that-be that sixes are being called sixes and not a “ICC-T20-WordCup-Super-Six”.

Kudos to the Pakistani captain, Yunus Khan for mentioning that “”In this form [of cricket] it is better to take it easy and have fun. It is like WWF.” Not sure who is going to take offense, animal-rights-activists for equating the WWF to cricket (willow bats and leather balls anyone? Or rather tree-killer-bats and horse-killer-balls…… no, no, no, I didn’t mean THOSE balls!!!!)

Negative points to Australia for losing out, however, if I were a conspiracy theorist I’d say they had this planned all along in order to fully concentrate on the Ashes, leaving a befuddled England to play this and then re-organize themselves for 50 and 500-over games. Also gives the Aussies more time to down some Irish Guinness, which they can compare to the colored water sold back home.

Plus points to Pakistan for squeezing New Zealand when it was required. This gives them a spring in the step, a bounce in the jump and a bigger stick up the nether-regions when they lose out in the next big match.

-FK

I’ve been out of sorts, kinda. Apologies to my full harem of readers (all 3 of them). Things promise to pickup (and then fall drastically) soon. Keep those hits coming. And thanks for reading.

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