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Sledge Smart Cricketers- It Tickles my Belly!

Posted by fifthdimension on February 27, 2008

The recent India Vs Australia Cricket series has seen some very amusing, though unfortunate, turn of events in terms of sporting spirit, ethics and morality. However, my point of discussion is not “Who’s Right, or Who’s Wrong?” 

Sledging is a natural tendency among players of sports and at all levels. When situations turn out frustrating on the field, players are compelled  to react that way, because they need an outlet to let go off their frustrations. That’s it.

Interestingly, I’ve observed that a majority of the sledge-smart players are at a talent level of average or mediocre. You’ll rarely see experts dabbling with such trifles.   

That said, let me recollect some of the most amusing and funny sledgings in the history of cricket:   

How’s your wife and my kids? [Rod Marsh’s famous comments to Ian Botham]

McGrath: Why are you so fat?
Brandes: Because every time I fuck your wife she gives me a biscuit.
[A sledging match between Glenn McGrath and Eddo Brandes after McGrath gets frustrated at being unable to dismiss Brandes]
You don’t get a runner for being an overweight, unfit, fat cunt!
[Ian Healy’s famous comment when Arjuna Ranatunga called for a runner on a hot night during a one dayer in Sydney]

McGrath:So what does Brian Lara’s dick taste like?”
Sarwan: I don’t know. Ask your wife.
McGrath
(losing it): “If you ever fucking mention my wife again, I’ll fucking rip your fucking throat out.” [Glen McGrath to Ramnaresh Sarwan]

Now David, Are you going to get out now or am I going to have to bowl around the wicket and kill you?” [Malcolm Marshall was bowling to David Boon who had played and missed a couple of times]

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India’s IT Boom – Humor Inside!

Posted by fifthdimension on February 19, 2008

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AVM Infosys deals with Computer SPEARS! It can only happen in India.

P:S: A mis-spelt version of Computer Spares.  The guy might not be proficient in English, but he’s adept in assembling computer hardware as well as troubleshooting!  

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Obama is a Cult: Stalking the US Presidential Exit Polls

Posted by fifthdimension on February 14, 2008

If you expect me to say that Obama is going to be the US President, I will hugely disappoint you! But over the past few days, I have some exciting and positive observations, which could be common with many of you.

Whether Obama will win the race for nomination or not is not my area of interest. For me, the most bewildering part is the kind of following that Obama has succeeded to generate!  Young Americans constitute a majority of his followers. His campaigns leave behind a trail of energy and excitement, which is very rare in the history of US elections. His inroads into Mrs Clinton’s fortresses, i.e. Virginia and Maryland, are significant.

I see Obama as a Panzer dancing behind the enemy lines, headed for the target with lightning speed! Obama is emerging as a new cult in the United States. In this case, his mission, among many others,  is to bring an end the mindset that led to the Iraq war.

Will the new president restore faith in the United States? Will the world’s powerhouse get an able leader, who can align the country with the interests of the rest of the world? The new President’s policies will impact a number of broader global issues like climate change, terrorism and poverty.       

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