Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Doosra Annual Award 2008


Light…camera…action.

Time for red carpet, stealth light, stretch limos, bowties, pinstripes and black satin gowns. As another year goes by, welcome to the second Doosra Annual Award Gala Night. A tradition started last year, Doosra doles out the annual gongs and the winners are:

Col Gaddafi Club Membership: MS Dhoni, the only other living person with a retinue of female bodyguards.

Australian National Sportfishing Association (ANSA) Man of the Year: Andrew ‘gone-fishing’ Symonds (he’ll collect the award after returning from the fishing trip).

Yo-Yo award: Mohd Yousuf, for completing the ICL-IPL-ICL cycle.

Alcoholic Anonymous Citation: Paul Harris for his legendary candour after South Africa won the Melbourne Test. ("I don't think there's enough beer in all of Australia to satisfy us tonight.”)

Overthrow of the Year: Muntazer al-Zaidi. Having two simultaneous attempts at George W Bush and missing both speaks volume of his waywardness.

Best Ducking of the Year: George W Bush. Ducking two beamers at the same time is a feat beyond lesser mortals and this guy evaded two size 10 shoes hurled at him from less than 22 yards with no umpire to call it NO! Cricket’s loss has been politics’ loss as well.

Anti-Gambling Movement Appreciation Medal: Ishant Sharma for his taming of the ‘Punter’.

Lifetime Shit-Midas Trophy: Greg Chappell. Everything he touched became shit. Look at Australia.

Annual Humble Pie Award: Kevin Pietersen, for his pie-chucker comments.

Lapidary Association Medallion: Sachin Tendulkar, for advocating the evolutionary stone-to-milestone theory.

The VIBGYOR Trophy: Adam Gilchrist, for badmouthing Tendulkar in ‘True Colours of My Life’ and then changing colour and crying hosanna of the Little Master.

Poppy Growers’ Appreciation Medal: Mohd Asif.

Gandhi Truth Award: Gautam Gambhir for his blatant truth that elbowing Shane Watson "wasn’t deliberate".

45 comments:

utp said...

hahah...great one...liked the OVERTHROW idea..hehe...

Sanju said...

Happy New Year to all.

Som said...

UTP, Glad you liked it. BTW, A Very Happy New Year.

Som said...

Sanju, thanks. A Very Happy New Year to you and your family.

Srinivasarao Vundavalli said...

Lifetime Shit-Midas Trophy...:)
Wish you a happy new year..

Som said...

Srini, Happy New Year to you and your family.

Kinka said...

Wish you a Very Happy New Year

Soulberry said...

Like the Gandhi Truth Award..

Happy new year to you Som.

Straight Point said...

chappel was given head coach job at CA national cricket academy i think...if so good luck CA...you have already 'secured' the future of next generation players...

a very happy new year to you and your dear ones...

Naked Cricket said...

Very funny, Som. Happy New Year to you!

Hitesh said...

Happy New Year SOM !

Som said...

Kinka, Happy New Year and Happy Blogging too!

Som said...

Soulberry, same to you. May 2009 bring peace, prosperity and more traffic to your blog!

Som said...

SP, my wishes with CA. Happy New Year.

Som said...

NC, Happy New Year. You are destined for greatness, preserve those cricket lyrics.

Som said...

Hitesh, a very happy and joyous new year to you.

Abdul said...

happy new year to all and its one to look forward to with so many great clashes in the bag.

I'm looking forward to the

-Icc world t20
-See if RSA will be able to defeat Aussies on home soil as well.
-Ashes , can England regain them?

A lively year lies ahead.

Crumbling Wall said...

Happy New Year, Som.
Lol at Lifetime Shit-Midas Trophy and Gandhi Truth Award.
Some great awards given to some great people, but i have the feeling that Bhajji is furiously searching for u for not considering him for Anti-Gambling movement app. award.

Som said...

Abdul, same to you. May 2009 compensates for all what was lacking in 2008. Happy blogging. See you more.

Som said...

Crumbling Wall, I heard Bhajji is in for a Rudd jolt. Oz PM Kevin Rudd would confer "Friend of Australia" medal to Bhajji for his strong liking for everything Australian. The decision came after Bhajji, without any provocation, trotted out his advice on how Punter & Party can redeem themselves. ("Anyone can beat them...they should concentrate more no cricket and less on talk...etc...etc)

Anonymous said...

And this Year's award for out of box thinking and reporting the 'other side of the coin'stories(WNWSACWR) goes to Som from Doosra....

Som said...

Anonymous, whatever comes my way, welcome. And Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Som and a very happy new year to you 2 :-)

Sam said...

good concept ji!!

Som said...

Sam, the concept is into its second year. Hope, some day it would become cricket's Ignoble/Razzies.

pseudo intellectual said...

lol.great one somda. award ceremony hobe to? invite me!

Som said...

Titli, will roll out the red carpet. Who knows, some day this might become Cricket's Oscar! Emcee's role-e lok khujte hobe na!

Mads said...

heehee loved this one..ishant taming punter and greg chappel ka midas touch point was damn gud
:D

Som said...

Welcome to Doosra, Mads (and hope you would keep coming). I love Neologism, which deals with new coinage of words, and stumbled on this Shit Midas word.
And Happy New year too!

Abdul said...

Som,thanks for the warm welcoming and there is a new thread on my site about my annual awards.

please visit

Kind regards-Abdul

Som said...

Abdul, sure!

nids said...

Love reading your posts... Pls keep them coming :)

btw what abt Sreesanth, gone missing award maybe :)

Q said...

Lovely Som.

Have a great 2009!

Som said...

Nids, Sree got the Annual Black-Hole Award of the Year. But the problem is he could not be traced so that we could hand over the award:)

Som said...

Q, thanks, and same to you:)

Megha said...

great stuff Som...anti gambling, shit-Midas and the VIBGYOR trophy are my faves in this list

im looking forward to the 3rd edition already :)

Som said...

Megha, great that you liked it. Som day...I mean someday it might become cricket's own Razzies?Ignoble. What say?

Megha said...

Amen to that!

scorpicity said...

ha ha ha... sweet... poppy growers appreciation award... brilliant.

Som said...

Scorpicity, glad that you liked it.

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