Friday, 20 March 2009

To Tigers, with love, from Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar dedicated his ton to the tigers. Well, hitting centuries is what he has been doing since birth and having exhausted the list of mankind, I reckon at some point of time, looking beyond was an inevitability.

At the same time, there are others as well who owe a similar dedication of their moments of glory to creatures other than human and it’s worth having a look at them.

1. Andrew Symonds to Fishes: Catching them is more fun than catching say, a Harbhajan Singh. Besides, fishes never taunted him, racially or otherwise;
2. Harbhajan Singh to Monkeys: As atonement for racially abusing them in the Sydneygate episode; alternatively,
Harbhajan Singh to Kiwis: For his new-found similarity with the guileless and flightless bird;
3. Mohd Yousuf to Chameleons: As a mark of appreciation after borrowing the whole range of colours from them and completing the ICL-IPL-ICL cycle;
4. M S Dhoni to Goats: Atonement for sacrificing one of them in a Ranchi temple; alternatively,
Dhoni to Buffalos: As a mark of gratitude after guzzling gallons of milk, triggering malnutrition among the livestock population in the country;
5. Ajit Agarkar to Ducks: For self-explanatory reasons;
6. Steve Bucknor to Rhinoceros: For lending him their hide and then forgetting about it;
7. Mudassar Nazar to Snails: Legend has it that Nazar’s longstanding jogging partner used to be a snail, which would patiently wait for him at the bend of the road in Lahore after they had started together in the morning.

19 comments:

Homer said...

Muddasar Nazar :).. I remember only too clearly the pain he and Mohsin Khan caused.. To both the eyes and the psyche...

Cheers,

Som said...

Homer, I escaped the ordeal of watching both. I saw Nazar (on TV) when he was walking into the sunset. And Mohsin Khan? I saw him on screen only once, sharing the screen with Aditya Panscholi in a movie salled 'Saathi' (?)!

straight point said...

som

how can you forget steyn's recent practice sessions with crocodiles...

Som said...

SP, I just could not find a reason to say, dedicate a fifer to Crocodiles. Is it because the creature left him alive to torment the Aussies? Food for thought, I must say.

Q said...

McGrath to pigeons?

Som said...

Q, completely forgot that. After all they lent him the nickname. Blame it on my 7 fixation:)

pseudo intellectual said...

yeah. am with Q.
btw, why the fixation with seven?

pseudo intellectual said...

and excellent post, as usual :)

Som said...

Titli, I'm not sure how I developed this fixation with 7. A little digging and I'm afraid I might find 7 reasons behind that. So leave it there:)

scorpicity said...

Muddasar Nazar LOL... pray the pain.

vmminerva said...

Simply Brilliant, man!

Som said...

Scorpicity,so you too went through the oredeal of watching him!

Som said...

VM...thank you so much.

scorpicity said...

Had to as part of some assignments quite some time ago LOL

Satrajit said...

And what about Inzamam's love for men. He he took his bat to a spectator who identified him as a vegetable in Sharjah....remember?

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Yours in sport.

Som said...

Scorpicity, I was spared any such assignment and Mudassar had the good heart to call it quits before I entered my profession:)

Som said...

Satrajit, I confined the list to animals and fishes. Planning one on vegetables and Inzy would top that chart.

Som said...

Maza, I tried twice but had trouble commenting on your blog. Anyway, lemme try again.