November 10, 2009

Aamer is actually seventeen.

Unlike Boom Boom Afridi who isn’t seventeen. Boom Boom plays like he’s seventeen, Aamer on the other hand, plays with the concern of an older man, someone MoYo’s age – MoYo of course didn’t play today.

When the chase was on in earnest, the importance wasn’t lost on the Pak players.

They were frozen in time – approx the time they lost it personally.

However MoYo looked miffed as he played with his beard. Word is the ICL will call him later tonight. Of course he won’t get a game there either.

But these are trivial pursuits, young Aamer, who goes by two names, one on his jersey, the other on the TV, was so cool, he deserves to break more records – I recommend he bat even lower than 10, and break the highest score by a No. 11 batsman.

Also thanks Aamer, from India, for helping us remember one Douglas Marillier, who until today had a world record to his name.

The record’s gone but the memories fresh. And if it isn’t, what do you think they made scorecards for?

10 comments:

Som said...

NC, I'm sensing an upheaval among the tailenders up in arms to upstage the frontliners.

Sujith said...

NC, Som : First Harbhajan, then praveen, and now Aamer. What's up with these dudes?

I think we're going to see Raina get a 5 -for in the next game, and something as absurd as:

Sehwag ct. Sangakkarra bld Sangakkarra

Bowlers , play your roles goddammit! :-)

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Freddy said...

I can't believe how close they got. Almost got the best one-day 10th wicket partnership of all time.

scorpicity said...

A bit of Wasim all right... Can dish out the bat medicine. Close match... Looks like it is halloween for all the sub-continental teams in general, except the Bangis who are having all the fun. Where is Douglas when they needed him?

Naked Cricket said...

Som, after Panesar saved a test, nothing surprises me - next I expect the 12th man to pad up and score a century.

Naked Cricket said...

Sujith, it was a home series, Raina could have bowled more - sachin and viru can't even raise their arm to volunteer a bowl; oh right, they bowled some in a lost cause.

Naked Cricket said...

Freddy, clearly they pushed it. But Aamer will bat higher up, he's no No. 10.

Naked Cricket said...

Scorpi, cricket needs heroes, not stars. Aamer has a bit of that.

Husha said...

The match was almost worth watching just for Aamer's bit. I wish everyone else could learn from him!

Naked Cricket said...

Husha, can't say if they'll learn from him, but they looked ashamed alright - that was funny.