September 15, 2009

Come back home, all is forgiven.

To One Day International Cricket

It was a case of mistaken identity. The problem wasn’t with you, ODI. The problem was with English cricket.

Whenever they played you, ODI, they played us. England are the only team, nay side, which will lose one day at a time yet win when five days are strung together. What does that do, if not make you predictable, ODI?

And then the mighty Bangladeshis wreaked havoc on the feeble West Indies – never before had the domination of Asian cricket been so pronounced. See what they did to your good name, ODI?

Let it not be forgotten, you were the first to be World Cup-ed, ODI. If not for you, India would never have loved cricket. If not for you, sky would fall, rain would gather too…if not for you, Bob Dylan would not have written that.

If not for you, India and its boys would never have known the colour of money. It’s blue.

If not for you, India would never have won the Compaq Cup. A trophy even uglier than the IPL.

9 comments:

Leela said...

If not for you, India and its boys would never have known the colour of money. It’s blue.

:-)

Naked Cricket said...

Look, after y'day, even poms turned up today

Som said...

NC, brilliant! Surreally good one! I can see you emoting!

Naked Cricket said...

Haha! Som, you've got some imaginiation then. Thanks man.

Freddy said...

Very cute :)
You write well.

scorpicity said...

An ode to yet another yugly trophy!

Naked Cricket said...

Hi and thank you Freddy.

Naked Cricket said...

Scorpi, we're on an ode to nowhere

vmminerva said...

"If not for you, India would never have won the Compaq Cup. A trophy even uglier than the IPL."

Seriously, that trophy will make you wonder if there was a secret contest for the worst looking trophy. :-)

Cheers, man!