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Might as well lose in style

Posted By Sunny On 21st September, 2007 @ 12:04 pm In Humour, Sports | Comments Disabled

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 [1] against England this week.
As they say on the interweb… England got pwned!

Yes, I [2] proudly fail the Tebbit test. Heh.


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#1 Comment By Leon On 21st September, 2007 @ 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 Comment By sonia On 21st September, 2007 @ 12:22 pm

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

#3 Comment By Anas On 21st September, 2007 @ 12:35 pm

Cricket is shit.

#4 Comment By justforfun On 21st September, 2007 @ 12:39 pm

Sunny - has your book maker paid up :-)

Mine has disappeared :-(

Justforfun

#5 Comment By harpal On 21st September, 2007 @ 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 Comment By Anas On 21st September, 2007 @ 12:45 pm

I always support the Scottish cricket team.

#7 Comment By justforfun On 21st September, 2007 @ 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 Comment By kELvi On 21st September, 2007 @ 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 Comment By Rumbold On 21st September, 2007 @ 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 Comment By Rumbold On 21st September, 2007 @ 1:18 pm

Had a fight with the lawnmower Sunny?

#11 Comment By justforfun On 21st September, 2007 @ 1:22 pm

He should have gone to Specsavers.

Justforfun

#12 Comment By Rumbold On 21st September, 2007 @ 1:26 pm

Justforfun:

“He should have gone to Specsavers.”

Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

#13 Comment By Sunny On 21st September, 2007 @ 1:41 pm

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

#14 Comment By Rumbold On 21st September, 2007 @ 1:43 pm

Sunny:

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

#15 Comment By Sunny On 21st September, 2007 @ 1:53 pm

Sikhism has never merely been about outward signs of religiosity.
[3] 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 Comment By Rumbold On 21st September, 2007 @ 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 Comment By sonia On 21st September, 2007 @ 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 Comment By sonia On 21st September, 2007 @ 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 Comment By Sunny On 21st September, 2007 @ 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 Comment By Rohin On 21st September, 2007 @ 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 Comment By Anas On 21st September, 2007 @ 3:39 pm

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

#22 Comment By Sofia On 21st September, 2007 @ 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 Comment By Sofia On 21st September, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

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

#24 Comment By Rohin On 21st September, 2007 @ 5:03 pm

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

#25 Comment By Jakey On 22nd September, 2007 @ 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 Comment By Jai On 22nd September, 2007 @ 10:10 am

Sunny if it wasn’t for the weird facial growth

But enough about Sunny’s nose.

#27 Comment By Anas On 22nd September, 2007 @ 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 Comment By Anthony Barnett On 22nd September, 2007 @ 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
[4] http://www.opendemocracy.net/madrid11/article/nuclear_threats

#29 Comment By Anthony Barnett On 22nd September, 2007 @ 2:24 pm

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

#30 Comment By Jagdeep On 22nd September, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

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

#31 Comment By Preety On 24th September, 2007 @ 11:21 am

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

#32 Comment By justforfun On 24th September, 2007 @ 12:47 pm

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

It starts soon.

Justforfun

#33 Comment By Sunny On 24th September, 2007 @ 3:57 pm

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

#34 Comment By Sunny On 24th September, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

wooohooo!!! jesus, what a nail biter!

#35 Comment By Rumbold On 24th September, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

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

#36 Comment By Jagdeep On 24th September, 2007 @ 5:19 pm

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

#37 Comment By Jagdeep On 24th September, 2007 @ 5:20 pm

Give us a celebration thead please!

#38 Comment By Rumbold On 24th September, 2007 @ 5:21 pm

Jagdeep:

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


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URLs in this post:
[1] against England: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/tms/2007/09/hats_off_to_yuvrajs_magic_mome_1.shtml
[2] proudly fail: http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/sunny_hundal/2006/04/i_continue_to_fail_the_tebbit.html
[3] http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/sunny_hundal/2006/09/my_religion_and_my_turf_war.html: http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/sunny_hundal/2006/09/my_religion_and_my_turf_war.html
[4] http://www.opendemocracy.net/madrid11/article/nuclear_threats: http://www.opendemocracy.net/madrid11/article/nuclear_threats