Friday, 8 January 2010

The perceived toothlessness of Kamran Akmal


Factually speaking, Kamran Akmal doesn't give you the impression of being a toothless glovesman.

On the contrary, he comes across more as an assortment of molar, premolar, canine and what not.

If Anil Kumble is Jumbo –- a dentist is bound to question the soundness of the simile -- Akmal is Mammoth. Now take that.

But form and fortune can be as fickle as Liz Taylor in her pomp, which is roughly 1950-91 when she married eight times to seven husbands. And Akmal, although a mammoth cricketer in his own rights, experienced the same in Sydney.

Both literally and figuratively, he dropped the ball at SCG. Ball after ball to be more accurate. And now his team is reciprocating, dropping him like a hot brick.

Now that leaves us with just one Akmal in Hobart and no prize for guessing that it's not the one long in the tooth.

P.S. Was searching for Kamran Akmal's photo. All I could lay my hands on was this Nestle product.

15 comments:

Naked Cricket said...

Nestle butterfingers, wonder why they never caught on.

namya said...

Jumbo and Mammoth LOL

Som said...

NC, one reason could be Butterfingers received and dropped Butterfingers.

Som said...

Namya, happy you liked it. Akmal, tusker of a cricket, no?

straight point said...

one can not always blame akmal... he has always been like this and selection him is like selecting a 'package'...

blame spineless selectors too...

btw kamran's 'image' is rocking... :)

Unny said...

http://cric-mumbai.blogspot.com/2010/01/england-escape-gland.html

Som said...

SP, we would never have a genuine keeper again. All we have is batter who can keep as well.

Som said...

Unny, welcome to Doosra. Lovely pix on your masthead BTW:)

straight point said...

btw som... same image can be used for our fielders as well these days... :)

Sidthegnomenator said...

Love it, Som. Hilarious.

Som said...

SP, India-Pak, butterfingers bros separated at birth:)

Som said...

Sid...Akmal would be glad to spread smiles :)

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