Monday, October 08, 2007

Australia crushed like tiny shrimps

Continuing the theme of Antipodean sporting defeat, Australia were battered by the mighty Indians. Snapping defeat from the jaws of victory, the Aussos looked well set at 122-1, with the first hundred coming in just 13 overs. Both Matthew Hayden (92) and Andrew Symonds (75) looked dominant.

And then, for no particular reason, they lost. Not only did they lose, but they FAILED as well. Knowing this, humanity wept with joy and sacrificed many goats to the gods of justice and incompetence.

I rather suspect supernatural involvement. Unwittingly, the entire population of mankind (if you are feeling generous with your definitions, excluding Australians from this class) were sending a mental message to the boys in Tacky Yellow: Lose.

It appears to have rubbed off on the rugby too. Which is excellent.

Other noteworthy events was Sachin Tendulkar’s breaking of the most fifties in ODIs record. Surpassing Inzamam-ul-Haq's 83 by one. This isn’t bad. Especially by someone who has looked “out-of-sorts” for the last year or so.

When I look “out-of-sorts” it usually means I have to pull another sicky at work, and spend all day thinking about eating cornflakes. By Tendulkar goes out and breaks cricketing records. I am, in many ways, inferior to Tendulkar. I bet he doesn’t have his own blog though. Loser.


Samir Chopra said...

Congratulations on fluking it in the rugby. And now, you face the All-Black Killers. Good luck.

Uncle J rod said...

rugby doesnt count, you can only play it when your fat or athletic, what sort of sport is that.

The Atheist said...

Of course, cricket is the best. But I'm sure we all lament the demise of fat cricketers.

These stout fellows gave hope to us all.

Uncle J rod said...

long live david boon

John said...

and powar, ranatunga, lehaman. btw, you didn't mention the little matter of good spin bowling from murali kartik and harbhajan singh.. but that's cool.. everyone knows that when the aussies lose, its because they played bad, not because the ther team played well.

The Atheist said...

John, no teams wins because they played bad. They lose because they didn't select a token fat bloke.

This is the lesson of the modern era of cricket.