Friday, April 27, 2007

World Cup what????

I was reading the newspapers today... So went to my favourite sports section of the Times Of India.. no .. not cricket.. to catch up on the article regarding chelsea's victory over liverpool in the champions league semi final a night before... Unfortunately, I happened to read the World cup page... and then i came to know...

The World Cup Final is to be played on Saturday!!

Finally, I thought.. Finally the torture of 47 looooong days is coming to an end..

Finally, I'll be able to travel in the local train in peace, not getting to hear Cricket fans blurting out the last nights match stats..

Finally, I'll be spared of all the comments on Mandira Bedi's attire from all my female friends

Finally, Set max wont occupy the numero-uno spot on my remote, and ESPN Star will rightfully take its place back..

Finally, There will be a bit more space in the newspapers for something much more interesting and fun (read:football and F1)

Finally, I'll stop cursing ,cuz everytime i watch those f*** all pepsi adds on tv in which the kids say they'll bring the next wc home, i cant help myself from throwing maledictions..

Finally... oh.. finally... the day has come...

How im thankful to u Oh God.. that youve heard my prayers..

Thank you sooo much for knocking the Indian team out in the first stage itself.. (though i didnt asked u to get them ravaged in the way they did!!).. I was spared of all the cricketers adds being aired day in and day out on the tv..

But still some adds are being aired... Sachin tendulkar saying "Boost is the secret of MY energy"... Poor ppl from the BOOST brand.. their sales are gonna plummet like anything...
Irfan pathan asking a guy at the petrol pump.. "chauka ya chakka??" abbe chakke... pehle ek match to khel.. fir pooch chauka ki chakka... F***ing a**h**e...

And yeah... pepsi gold add.. in which a grp of kids getting their world cup jerseys stitched at a larger sizes , to b delivered 4 yrs later.. saying they'll b bringin home the next WC... I bet those kids wont b able to bring the International "GOTI" world cup.. forget cricket.. a**h***s...

The WC at the beginnin itself seemed doomed.. to be held in W Indies... the entire populatn of an island of which may fit in an eden gardens... there was hardly any full house..
To top it all it was a screwed up format... Super 8????!!! what next?? Getting in teams like sao-tome and principle, ghana, togo to play and start a super 10???!!!

For me, the WC went in this manner... The first match- West indies vs Pakistan.. yeah i actually saw that whole match.. Its the WC yaar!!

Then Bangladesh bt India and Ireland Bt Pakistan...

Arre aaj kiska match hai?? India srilanka?? do or die?? ohh... saw the first innings last 10 n indian 1st 10 overs.. tht was enuf.. India lost.. dead and buried...

Super 8s were.. Aaj kiska match?? Aus-Eng?? Aus-Nz?? theek hai yaar.. score sms kar dena...

Never knew when the semi finals happened as i was busy in much better stuff (Champions league semis).. and just got to know today that tomorrow, its finally getting over...

Australia vs Sri-Lanka..

Saw on the news channels.. they were carrying out public polls (smses costing 6rs each for answering that F*** all question.. like my D*** cares!!!), asking the "EXPERTS" their opinion.. the first expert being SABA KARIM(???!!!) Who the F*** cares man.. show me some NEWS!!!

Btw, the WC has been a real boon to many unemployed guys who cashed in a lot of moolah thru this WC... like Mandira bedi, Charu sharma, John wright... and the various "EXPERTS" on news channels like Saba Karim and Ajay Jadeja..
Arre, if our country is so full of "EXPERTS".. then y r u searching for a foreign coach?? y dont pick up saba karim and make him the coach, as he posseses this expert knowledge!!!

So tomorrow is the final.. Australia wins.. or if theres a Massive Miracle, Sri lanka..

After 6, the roads will be empty...
local trains and buses will be shit crowded at around 4-5 pm.. its a saturday anyways
the roadside stalls selling fm radios and portable speakers will be blasting away their 5 watts of speakers..
The electronic shops will be surrounded by hoards of ppl tryin to catch the match on the millions of tv screens in the shops..

And Me??? I'll be at a nearby Mumbai beach.. which will be obviously sparsely crowded, with my cam, trying to capture the april sunset... a day which i'll remember forever, a day when whatever little passion id for cricket died... RIP!!

Hey, Where are u catching the Champions League finals?????


And By the way, Can anyone tell me, How Important in Cricket..... is Football???!!!

4 comments:

Freaky Gal :-P said...

There will be a bit more space in the newspapers for something much more interesting and fun (read:football and F1)

u FORGOT Tennis!!!>. :-X

well.. yeah.. its kinda good tat 2moro d WC is gonna end... coz dis time i guess dey stretched it 2 long.. morevea w/ India out in d first round(vich i was expecting).. it bcame a bit boring 4 me.. coz i cudnt fight wid my australian n british professors ne more.. :-D

but hey.. tat pepsi gold ad was meant b a SLAP on d face of indian cricketers.. it wa smade 2 show em tat how incapable dey were n tat dey all .. "ALL" shud retire n let d young blood do its magic..

n yep.. i did d c champions league.. ;-)

Freaky Gal :-P said...

one request bro.. i dunno whether u wud like it or not.. but ur blog cud hv been equally good even aftr d removal of those abusive words.. i know u censored em.. but do u really require em in d first place??? :-)

Parag said...

yeah... they r needed... those words now potray my emotions and frustrations built up over the past 1.5 months...

and abt the pepsi add.. If anyone even talks abt the WC, i get psyched out and start cursing... so they got their share for tht...

Freaky Gal :-P said...

umm.. well. i agree wid ya 2 sum extent... der r only certain words tat ca ndepict ur frustrations.. :-)

do u really hate cricket sooo much??.. :-O