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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Fling vs state of love...

Yes, it has become an India in a way.
People are hunched all over cafes, pubs, lounges, restrooms and even the work place. Even M, the self-confessed football fanatic dropped by the telly at the commonroom the other day and asked ''Is England winning''? Text messages and phone calls are about the latest score. Football is being covered after cricket in the media.
Yes the Ashes have come to smell of life.

The lunch was all about me and K explaining the concept of follow-on to M. After nodding ardently for twenty long minutes he gaped like he had been booked.

Football, said K, finally giving up, is a fling, an one-night stand while cricket is like falling in love!
Of course not all can fall in love.
1-0 mate.

PS:That Ashes tele-adverts are quite something.


Sudarshan said...

True, Cricket is indeed like falling in love and i am in love for the past 27 years :)...Ashes has done a lot for the game and this time around, I badly want England to win.

. : A : . said...

Well described. Completely agree with you on 'Fling vs state of love'


luz de la luna said...

Maybe they are coming home for a change :-)

- Martin

Ubermensch said...

Thanks sudharshan,
Yes, this is it.It was missed in sydney.
Thanks :a:,luna,
luna -Its about time.

ETA* : From second days play came forthe best definition of LBW.

M-what the heck is LBW?
K-hmmm, like the 'offside' of the legs.

*Must admit too much Livejournal usage.

Nithya Swaminathan said...

So England is finally daring to discuss cricket!

I still cant believe they are actually about to win the series! Are they playing exceptionally well or have Ponting's men forgotten how to play?!

Ubermensch said...

Nithya, Im not sure I understand what you imply by daring to discuss cricket.
As far as Im concerned,Ive come across the most passionate people who really understand cricket here instead of other gimmicks well known elsewhere.

Yes, we smell something burning, soon we might find something chalky and grey.Lets see at the oval.
This ashes has been real sensible team cricket with cut throat competition.I dont know about forgetting playing, but people like Matthew hayden,Langer are made to change their gaurd and stance every other innings;
Such consistent quality is unhealthy for the heart, I admit.

asuph said...


indeed! kyunki asli mazaa instant nahi hota ;-).

this ashes has been a pleasure.


Ubermensch said...

Nahin Kabhi nahi hota:)
This Ashes has been phenomenal,Absolute delight indeed for cricket lovers!

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