Friday, August 21, 2009

cRiCkEt DiArIeS

Am a big cricket freak and as other every Indian, cricket is my religion. Its evident that its in my blood because my Dad is a very good batsman and has used the cricket bat many a time ..err to spank my bum and Mom should have been a good bowler as she throws stuff at me with damn good accuracy.



Also i belong to the famous Adyar Guyz team and so have quite an experience on the Indian turf. I always used to be the man of the match on all occasions, (BOOK CRICKET!!) because i have a specially designed book which does not have "0" in it.(Book Cricket is a game where you score runs by flipping pages and counting the single digits on the left hand pages) . So Its cricket in any form and i have mastered the BOOKCRICKET art.

It was the Cricket season in England and i thought why not do some county cricket and become a Kevin Pietersen :P , so i approached the local county team"Highfield" to grab a place for this season. I was not aware till i reached there that you don't have "One Pitch catches" and " LBW is out" and " it was a Cork ball" as all my heroics back home have been with plastic and tennis balls.




Anyways with much courage and gentlemanship of English cricket i entered the nets. They always had a try out session for new comers and as there were two teams(A and B) and each team had one spot open, i was delighted that either way i would end up in any 1 team.

So i padded up and went out like my DADA ( am a crazy fan of Sourav yu see) , after all overactions there was a guy who looked similar to Darren Gough who came blasting into bowl ......ZOOM and i thought he has not bowled yet, but the bang sound behind me made me realise that my middle stump was in shatters !




Captains of the both the teams came running to me, i thought "End of a marvellous cricketting career" , but suprisingly both of them were fighting to put me in their own team. Bewildered i asked them "What the ...?" for which one of the captains replied

" Mate , We both have 10 damn good players and we were lookin out for one dumb player...so don't wanna miss one like yu" - Now i realised i have let down Adyar Guyz, a shame to my cricket! But nevertheless i got the spot, so does it matter really..I now play for Highfield and Skandia ( don't ask me what i play) !

60 comments:

VeNkY said...

hey this really happened or are you making this up hary

Gayathri said...

i second Venky's doubt!!!
well,funny it was though..u obsessive adyar schmuck..i've read abt adyar for some 1000th time..u somehow make a connection to that in each post!!!!
anyway,i liked your veteran cricketer parents :D

Benny said...

ha ha ha..cant stop laughing seeing u r cricketing skills..so funny!!! N I wish u do well in d team u got selected :P

Insignia said...

Congrats!! :-P Please try to be as dumb as possible each time so that the team that you play for retains you :-D

Nazish Rahman said...

Hahah...great post!!
Oh book cricket was lovely stuff, we used to play in our school days!! We Indians are mad for cricket :)!!
Buddy u got out because u went out like Dada...lolz!! U were lucky he never gave u a short pitched ball, well m too a Dada fan...n m from Kolkata so its obvious..lol!!

HaRy!! said...

~Venky... Always pls go by the disclaimer on the top of all the posts :) so its a lil truth with my mokai imagination

~Gayathri... Cud'nt help it sorry :) there are so many comedies that i have only related half of it ..he he..ya my parents lol :D

HaRy!! said...

~Benny... ya ya i somehow persuaded the captain with some usual putting ice :)

~Bindu... well there ain't an other way to say that yu exactly match my frequence ..he he thats wat am still doing!

HaRy!! said...

~Nazish... yeah yeah i totally agree, book cricket can easily decieve our teachers...and yeah DADA..he he am an ardent fan of his anyways!

ZB said...

Okey, Book cricket. I knwo it. we used to play. I too was good at it. We used to have last batsmen ( the bowler) hit centuries where as openers mostly were duck.

Nice post. :)

Rohini Prasanth said...

LOL. Can't stop laughing. Great post.. I can visualise how you would have felt when the captains vied for you. LOL..

I miss cricket here. My whole family used to get together and see the game, esp if India was playing. If only on the small screen, but it was still fun.

Oh! I miss Chennai too. I did my 8th to 12th there and hmm.. the place holds lots of memories..

Archana said...

Hahah silly post. :) But enjoyable nonetheless. Though you had me laughing at the 'Book Cricket' term! I was only introduced to this whole concept of playing the sport without actually sweating a few months back by a friend's bf, who studied in India. Over dinner he was explaining 'Book Cricket' with so much passion to us, it was hilarious. I thought it was something that only him and his kooky friends did, but I suppose it's an Indian phenomenon. :P

HaRy!! said...

~ZB...he he book cricket is indeed fascination and glad yu luv it!..he he centuries?

~Rosh...welcome to my blog..err yes and stop visualizing my captains forseee..he he

HaRy!! said...

~Arch.. yeah yeah its fun to play whilst in class room as yu actually appear to be studyin whereas yu can be scoring runs...he he

Amal Bose said...

hei.. try getting into to national team.. it might make it easy for ur :D :D
kidding.. :-)
and ya.. i played book cricket at school especially at boring periods :-)

nice post mate..
take care :-)

A S said...

I HATE CRICKET.so dear no comments :)

VeNkY said...

hary three awards are waiting for you check them out in my blog

Sameera said...

Book Cricket..! I used to play it too!! :)

Maybe you are a good fielder... Considering you are habituated to catching things being thrown at you!

LOL!

Nithya said...

Its a very cute post actually. I am such a cricket fan that I suddenly stopped by your blog and read the post.. :) your parents and book cricket make me laugh out so loud at this night.. :) Good one.. And yeah your blog looks interesting. might spend some time here. :)

Parita said...

Lol...too good!

HaRy!! said...

~Amal...Hope our national selector Srikanth hears this:)

~A.S... ok no worries..but nothing much to do with cricket :)

HaRy!! said...

~Venky....romba thanks!..i think similarly i dont deserve this big either....neenga romba nalavongaaaaa:)..Hmmm that was soo nice of yu!

~Sameera..of course a good fielder..after all as i said..my mom is my best trainer..lol

HaRy!! said...

~Nithya.. ya ya welcome to my post...will visit yurs shortly as well..yeah yeah book cricket does fascinate everyone doesn't it!

~Parita...he he

sm said...

lol
nice story

shilpa said...

hahahaha thats funny specially your mom throwing and your bum getting red by beating.

vijayanand said...
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HaRy!! said...

~SM..Thanks :)

~Shilpa..yeah yeah... i know most of them fancy that..he he..cya

vijayanand said...
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Shruti said...

hey, thanks for following me!
jus thought of visiting! But am crazy of cricket!
Read this and had a hearty laugh!
"Mate , We both have 10 damn good players and we were lookin out for one dumb player...so don't wanna miss one like yu"

PAdding up like dada ended up in becoming a dumb player!!

Pray dada shouldn see ths!

A S said...

hii dear

i have tagged u :)

http://hummingwords.blogspot.com/

blunt edges said...

hahaha...it doesn't matter how they come as long as they keep coming ;)

u in a county side dude...strike away!!! :D:D:D

Sowmi said...

Dear hary!! :P

enakum cricket kum ipa endha vidhamana relationship um illa.. cricket na pathu mile dhoorathuku odiduven.. so don't think tat am not visiting ur space since i din comment in ur post :)

Take care...
Keep in touch :)

Shruti said...

hi yaar!!
check out my new post :)

HaRy!! said...

~Shruti... he he yes pls inform DADA if yu can :) and yu a cric fan as well..join de club...do keep visitin my crazy blog...cya

HaRy!! said...

~A S ..thank yu..wil take this up shortly.. :) am obliged and thanks again..

~Blunt...county..yes crap county :) he he..

HaRy!! said...

~Sowmi...apadiyelam onum ila...just thought yu forgot..avalavuthan...anyways this has nothin much to do with cricket anyways :)

~Shruti...i did...as usual yu are awesome!

Benny said...

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Benny said...

Anna romba happy.. :) This s d first time such nominations enaku..so kinda excited..Guess u understand! pls suggest my blog to u r frds so that they can vote 4 me also..expecting u r support in d future ..thx anna:)

Ju said...

Helo, thanks for popping into my blog. Yours has a great sense of humor. Good stuff.
:D

Sat_hi_sh said...

book cricket reminds me of my school days :)
this is the 1st post i have read in ur blog & i have decided to follow up :)

gr8 comical work man :)
keep em comin

HaRy!! said...

~Ju...yep yur blog was gooood! hope to cya around..cya

~Satish.... Thanks Satish...will check out yur blog as well...tak care

HaRy!! said...

~Benny...keep em comin and the good work!..cya

TheBeez said...

Don't you just love when you thing you've done something horrific, then people want to congratulate you for it? It always makes me do a double take, but then I figure, eh... I'll just go with it. :)

Shilpa said...

you have a nice blog

Archana said...

Totally off topic, but I was just talking to my friend in London and he said that they went to Covent Garden last night for dinner. Aaah wish I could have gone!

lakshmi said...

Hi HaRy
that is one interesting blog you have....wl be coming to read the rest too
and oh thanks for stopping by my blog
and HaRy....ur blog is making lasting impressions...in the very first instance itself......
have an enjoyable day

sunshine said...

lol.....u surely makin dis up????

HaRy!! said...

~Beez... oh i luv the feeling :)but not like this..he he

HaRy!! said...

~Shilpa... danx..

~Arch... :)..come over! he he

HaRy!! said...

~Lakshmi..sure danx:) hope to c yu around...will keep visitin yur blog

HaRy!! said...

~Lakshmi..sure danx:) hope to c yu around...will keep visitin yur blog

HaRy!! said...

~Sunshine... pls read my disclaimer...as i always say!:)

Shanu said...

Ahh is that why people fight to have me in their teams? And all along I tght they did that coz i was good!

HaRy!! said...

~Shanu...join de club!

Shankar said...

lol... a very hilarious post... but why they need a dumb player in a team??? The post was good.... excellent onoe..

Shankar said...

i am also a great fan of dada... DADA always rocks.....

HaRy!! said...

~Shankar...well bcos it will be like a good omen:D

R S V said...

he he...if this happened to u then it is good but if you made it up yourself then its brilliant!!

Jyoti said...

Naaicee! Book cricket? I ALWAYS won in that game. Skills and practise, you see.. :P

HaRy!! said...

~R S V... Well as i say..pls read the disclaimer :)

HaRy!! said...

~Jyoti...Practice in book cricket... how? Do you practice CHANCE ? :D