Saturday, November 22, 2008


8 wise men, they met in a room, to pick the men in blue
And before they emerged, all was out. But who, who, who?
Selectors? Captain? Or coach? Who is the mystery leak?
Call in the CBI I say, and let's find that blabbering beak.

Or go live on every channel, that's smoking in the air.
Give everyone a ear to the door, I think it's only fair.
Add a commercial break or two, rake in a million more;
Bring in the dancing girls, and you could make it four.

Let's play it under the lights, at the Eden, Kotla or Mumbai;
Coloured clothing, sponsorships, tickets. Surely that's okay!
A giant scoreboard and screen? To play back every catch?
When the circus is done, a prize for the man-of-the-match?

The Indian Selection League, sirs, is what I propose today
Make me the Chairman or CEO, I'll make the tamasha pay.
Much, much more moolah, than the IPL will ever bring
Poor Lalit will have to wait in line, while the Board my praises sing.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Yuvraj resorts to violence to regain his test spot

A battered and bruised England will bear testimony to the ferocity of this assault. 138 off 78 balls in the first ODI; 16 fours and 6 sixes included. 118 off 122 in the second with 15 fours and 2 sixes. Numbers that straightaway put Yuvraj at No. 1 in the list of contenders for the test spot vacated by Sourav Ganguly.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

From pauper to prince

'Twas a downpour of sixes 'n' fours galore;
The Poms only clapped, their legs too sore.
The crowd went wild, bayed for more blood,
And Yuvraj, he obliged with another flood.
Just after the game, I heard 'em voices ring;
"Singh is King, Singh is King, Singh is King."
Pause a moment, consider this irony;
The king just lost his vice captaincy.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Will it be CRICKET, after FASHION?

Who leaked the email to the press?

Who was partying all night before the game?

Who got caught?

Who did not?

Mr. Bhandarkar?

Page 3.


Traffic Signal.



Monday, November 3, 2008

The Wall next?

The Prince of Kol.


The Wall?

If the runs don't come at Nagpur, we might just see another institution pulling down the shutters.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The wrong 'un

In a game inhabited by foul mouths and controversies, he was one who went the other way.

Anil Kumble.