Saturday, 1 August 2009

Hamilton’s brush with cricket

"Where do I stand? Mid-wicket? Now what’s that?"

Well, this is not generally what the fielding captain often asks his teammates.

"I bat or we all bat?"
An innocent query on the surface but clearly not what you expect the captain of the chasing side to ask the umpire.

"Am I standing in the right place?"
This is not what you expect a batsman to ask the commentator before taking guard.

"No, no, you people go first. I don’t want to let the team down."
Unlikely to go down in history as definitive instance of leading from the front.

"I don't know how to hold the thing. I was holding it like a golf club and I don't know how to play golf."
Candour is fine but this is not how you explain your stance.

Well, unless you are Lewis Hamilton, that is.

No wonder, the anchor quipped "You are better off in Formula One, spare cricket."
"I knew you'd crack this joke. Give me two day's practice and I'll kick you’re a**."

Harsha Bhogle could not help taking a dig either. He got a better treatment, being told about an alternate career option.
"You can be a comedian."
WHO: Lewis Hamilton.
WHAT: Tennis ball cricket with locals in Delhi.
WHERE: A shopping mall in Rohini.
WHEN: Aug 1, 2009.
WHY: He was promoting a mobile network operator.
P.S. Hamilton revealed Kevin Pietersen seeks tips from him on cars. Hamilton has also met Shane Warne and apparently was impressed with the Aussies’ collection of vulgar SMSs meant for plump British nurses.

Pix: PTI


Gaurav Sethi said...

Som, were you there?

Som said...

NC, koi shaque?

Soulberry said...

He is an Englishman, isn't he?

Is Warney likely to publish his collection of SMSes as a new book? Around Christmas perhaps, as a nice gift to exchange?

Som said...

Soulberry. he's an Englishman who has shifted to Switzerland to save taxes!
Meanwhile, I'm ready to pay and book a piece of the Warne magnum opus.

Viswanathan said...

Any inside info on the plump ones?:)

Som said...

Ottayan, I heard it's more of a catalogue than a book, pages littered with photos and hardly letters.

Viswanathan said...

Then it is a shame.:)

Som said...

Shame Warne?