Might as well lose in style


by Sunny
21st September, 2007 at 12:04 pm    

Seeing as it’s Friday, here’s something to cheer you up / make you depressed depending on who you support: Yuvraj Singh’s 6 sixes against England this week.
As they say on the interweb… England got pwned!

Yes, I proudly fail the Tebbit test. Heh.


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  1. Leon — on 21st September, 2007 at 12:07 pm  

    Hehe never had a problem with it really, I can’t stand cricket and the West Indies doesn’t really have a football team to support. :D

  2. sonia — on 21st September, 2007 at 12:22 pm  

    very boring. who invented the damn game anyway ;-)

  3. Anas — on 21st September, 2007 at 12:35 pm  

    Cricket is shit.

  4. justforfun — on 21st September, 2007 at 12:39 pm  

    Sunny – has your book maker paid up :-)

    Mine has disappeared :-(

    Justforfun

  5. harpal — on 21st September, 2007 at 12:44 pm  

    i proudly pass the tebbit test. I love the fact that asians are regularly picked for england. i feel that as an asian man born in britain i have more in common with the likes of solanki, bopara, owais and not forgetting monty than with the celeb stars of india. Maybe its time for 2nd generation and upwards asians to support the country that they were born in proudly.

  6. Anas — on 21st September, 2007 at 12:45 pm  

    I always support the Scottish cricket team.

  7. justforfun — on 21st September, 2007 at 12:52 pm  

    Harpal – true – my son, standing in his Rangers outfit, was wondering why I cracked open a new bottle whiskey and I had to explain what cricket was and even who India are !! – he is only 6. I told him to raise his ambition higher than to play football for Scotland. But on reflection you’re right – India are really pretty useless – and he has no interest in cricket and so my dreams are over – but worse to come, he might end up playing for Scotland.

    Justforfun

  8. kELvi — on 21st September, 2007 at 12:59 pm  

    Sunny, you failed the Tebbit Test – bad boy!
    Twenty20 is the way ahead. It’s going to sweep First Class and ODIs aside. With a few more tweaks like – if you hit, you have to run – (not really from baseball, because it’s one of the many tweaks that you have in street cricket in India) – Twenty20 is going to catch on like wildfire.

  9. Rumbold — on 21st September, 2007 at 1:17 pm  

    Owais Shah- Born in Pakistan, raised in Isleworth (Hounslow). Not much difference really.

    Pakistan to win the cup?

    Justforfun:

    “But on reflection you’re right – India are really pretty useless – and he has no interest in cricket and so my dreams are over – but worse to come, he might end up playing for Scotland.”

    Heh. But Scotland are good now, so it may be a respectable career for your son.

  10. Rumbold — on 21st September, 2007 at 1:18 pm  

    Had a fight with the lawnmower Sunny?

  11. justforfun — on 21st September, 2007 at 1:22 pm  

    He should have gone to Specsavers.

    Justforfun

  12. Rumbold — on 21st September, 2007 at 1:26 pm  

    Justforfun:

    “He should have gone to Specsavers.”

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

  13. Sunny — on 21st September, 2007 at 1:41 pm  

    Had a fight with the barber in fact. Damn those people are ruthless.

  14. Rumbold — on 21st September, 2007 at 1:43 pm  

    Sunny:

    You haven’t quite got the hang of Sikhism yet, have you?

  15. Sunny — on 21st September, 2007 at 1:53 pm  

    Sikhism has never merely been about outward signs of religiosity.
    http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/sunny_hundal/2006/09/my_religion_and_my_turf_war.html

    Anyway, stop trying desperately to detract from India caning England. Watch the video and weep! again!

  16. Rumbold — on 21st September, 2007 at 2:00 pm  

    Sunny:

    In the interests of fairness, perhaps you would like to point out that when Yurvaj was bowling against England in a previous series, he himself was hit for five sixes in an over, by another bowler (far worse).

    Dimitri Mascarenhas

    The England players have better things to do anyway, like visit strip clubs.

    “Sikhism has never merely been about outward signs of religiosity.”

    I know, I was only joking.

  17. sonia — on 21st September, 2007 at 2:15 pm  

    ““Sikhism has never merely been about outward signs of religiosity.”

    i suppose you lot know more than me, but it seems like there is a heck of a lot of emphasis on outward signs nonetheless!

    like the muslims, who also say its not merely about outward signs of religiosity, then make gigantic fuss about the outward signs of religiosity.

    :-)

  18. sonia — on 21st September, 2007 at 2:17 pm  

    face it, all religions have claimed to be not “just” about outward signs of religiosity, not “just” about ritual, but then that’s what they spend all their time worrying about and making rules around..

  19. Sunny — on 21st September, 2007 at 2:29 pm  

    I know, I was only joking.

    I k now, but I can’t pass up opportunities to plug my own articles ;)

    face it, all religions have claimed to be not “just” about outward signs of religiosity, not “just” about ritual, but then that’s what they spend all their time worrying about and making rules around..

    very true, sonia.

  20. Rohin — on 21st September, 2007 at 2:37 pm  

    I’m pretty cricket-obsessed, fairly typical I suppose. But over the years I’ve realised PP isn’t the place for me to discuss it.

  21. Anas — on 21st September, 2007 at 3:39 pm  

    Sunny if it wasn’t for the weird facial growth you’d look exactly like a Buddhist monk.

  22. Sofia — on 21st September, 2007 at 3:46 pm  

    I’m a cricket tart…I support India, England, Pakistan, S,A, depending on how i’m feeling and who’s playing who…talk about fickle

  23. Sofia — on 21st September, 2007 at 3:47 pm  

    i never support australia…hated shayne warne and that ricky pontin..

  24. Rohin — on 21st September, 2007 at 5:03 pm  

    Shane Warne’s one of the finest cricketers of all time.

  25. Jakey — on 22nd September, 2007 at 8:15 am  

    Weldone Yuvi. He makes it look so easy. This is sweet revenge for being hit for five sixes in an over by Dimitri Mascarenhas. Flintoff said some annoying things to Yuvraj in the previous over and Yuvi gave it back in the best possible way.

    I don’t know why we Asians, West Indians and others have to worry about the Tebbit test. That test was created by a racist.

  26. Jai — on 22nd September, 2007 at 10:10 am  

    Sunny if it wasn’t for the weird facial growth

    But enough about Sunny’s nose.

  27. Anas — on 22nd September, 2007 at 2:04 pm  

    I’ve always thought they should have a special Scottish version of the Tebbit cricket test: the test would be to see if you gloat more when England are beaten by India/Pakistan/the West Indies (delete as appropriate), than when they’re beaten by other countries. If you’re a loyal Scot, it shouldn’t matter who’s beaten England, the most important thing is that they have been defeated.

  28. Anthony Barnett — on 22nd September, 2007 at 2:22 pm  

    Speaking of sixes, joy aside, did you know – because I didn’t read it anywhere else – that six live, nuclear-tipped cruise missiles went wanderabout in the United States when they should not have done? For me see
    http://www.opendemocracy.net/madrid11/article/nuclear_threats

  29. Anthony Barnett — on 22nd September, 2007 at 2:24 pm  

    Sorry that should be “for more” NOT “for me”, can the weekend watch fix it, thanks :-(

  30. Jagdeep — on 22nd September, 2007 at 9:38 pm  

    What an over by Yuvraj. India v Pakistan in the final on Monday.

  31. Preety — on 24th September, 2007 at 11:21 am  

    Sunny – you should have organised a PP outing today to watch the big game.

  32. justforfun — on 24th September, 2007 at 12:47 pm  

    Sit down – open your fresh bottle of Scotland’s finest and strap yourself in.

    It starts soon.

    Justforfun

  33. Sunny — on 24th September, 2007 at 3:57 pm  

    And looks like Pakistan is also going to lose now! Woohoo!

  34. Sunny — on 24th September, 2007 at 4:16 pm  

    wooohooo!!! jesus, what a nail biter!

  35. Rumbold — on 24th September, 2007 at 4:34 pm  

    Poor old Pakistan- they nearly had it. What a game.

  36. Jagdeep — on 24th September, 2007 at 5:19 pm  

    Wooooooooooohooooooo! Winning the World Cup is one thing, beating Pakistan just makes it even more incredible!!!!!!

  37. Jagdeep — on 24th September, 2007 at 5:20 pm  

    Give us a celebration thead please!

  38. Rumbold — on 24th September, 2007 at 5:21 pm  

    Jagdeep:

    Either team would have been deserved winners, but well done to India.

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