An interview: Dhoni & Ravi

29 09 2007

Venue:- Johannesburg, SA
Occasion:- Twenty20 final post-match presentation.

Ravi Shastri to Dhoni: Congratulations to you and the whole Indian team for winning this world cup. You guys have produced a great nail baiting show.. and deserves the cup. We welcome you to share the joy with us.
Dhoni: Thanks Ravi, the match was pretty close encounter between two great teams and our guys held the nerve to win the game and cup.
Shastri: Who was the main reason for this thrilling victory?
All us played well but I would say the main reason and man behind this great victory is Ajit Agarkar
Shastri(Shocked): Agarkar ? ? .. how come Agarkar… he didn’t even play in the final!
Dhoni: Yeaph.. that’s the reason we won this low scoring match.. if he could have bowled in final, Pakistan would have scored the winning runs from his 4 overs….
Shastri: ok.. fine, To whom you want to thank for winning this final.
Dhoni: The team doctor deserves the credit… he really helped us to prepare for the final.
Shastri: Is it? ?…. how the doctor helped to prepare for the final. He is not the coach or physical trainer…Dhoni.. I am getting confused.
Dhoni: Ravi… nothing to confuse… he has failed Sehwag in the fitness test according to our game plan and we managed to pick a good playing team.. thus we weigh the doctor’s contribution as very high… in fact its better than our team effort in the field.. our game tactic worked well.
Shastri: To whom you want to dedicate this World Cup?
Dhoni: The entire team including myself wants to dedicate this cup to Sachin, Dravid and Ganguly…
Shastri: I really really appreciate you… its good that you have so much respect to the seniors….and you.
Dhoni(interrupts): Ravi.. let me complete… India would have exited in the Group matches if they decided to play in the series… thank god they opted out and we managed to play cricket and won the cup.
Shastri: The match was thrilling encounter and was concluded by a single mistake of Misbah.. Isn’t it?
Dhoni: Yes you are right, after lofting the ball Misbah told me that he has sent the ball to where there was no one….but he didn’t know that there is a malayali in every corner of the world…. This single mistake finished the game and we won the cup. 😛

Shastri faints…
Dhoni receives the Trophy…
thats the end of the great Twenty-20 world cup!!!

[Source unknown, received from Prashant via email] 

Its official: Mailbox Snapshots

27 09 2007

Here are some hilarious mailbox snapshots. The first one is of the BCCI and second one is of George W Bush.

BCCI Mailbox

Mailbox of George W Bush

click here to see the complete version


The Dawn Chorus

15 09 2007

It was yesterday,
when it all came to me.
All random, scattered,
swollen and trembling
gratitudes of mine go to thee.

Early dawn,
and some dripple dews
on yellowish maple leaves.
All afresh, but ebbing away,
and continuously playing on my heaves.

Amidst the beauty
the sleep was still on my nerves.
Two eyes were reading newspapers
and the heart
was stumbling on the curves.
Read more here…
(permanent link)