Saturday, May 19, 2007

Afridi is Back!

Shahid Afridi is back - back to the league he belongs!

The league that boasts of a presence of the ones with "a License to Kill" - to Kill, to Demoralize, to completely Demolish and Humiliate a bowler and then Powder him to dust and Dance on the powder with a bat in one hand!

(Question to Myself : Is this a WWE blog or a Cricket one?)

The league where his compatriots are the likes of Gibbs, Dhoni, Gilchrist, Jayasuriya, Hayden etc.

The ever-adorable (yet mostly foolish) Afridi hit 32 in a Bandara over where he completely changed the face of the game! Till that over, it was neck-to-neck between Pakistan and Sri Lanka and all of a sudden, in the space of 5 maniac minutes and 6 decent balls, Afridi put Pakistan into the winner's throne, barring some formalities. Two fours and four sixes!

All that the spectators could have said would have been to the likes of 'Oh My God!' with gaping mouths in their respective languages!

They call it a whirlwind hurricane! Or a Thunderstorm ? A Tornado? A Hailstorm?

We call it a typical Afridi knock!

9 comments:

Anand Sarolkar said...

Ya...I saw it...it was Awesome!!!
Pure fun!

Ranjeet said...

Anand, Lucky you, man! :-)
I wish could have got to watch!

Amit said...

Sachin & Saurav are also 'back' hahaha

Ranjeet said...

Amit: :-D They are always back in the sub continent!

Meghana Bhuskute said...

too good style!

Cuckoo said...

Knock, knock...

Nothing on India's performance in the current test match ?

Ranjeet said...

Meghana: Thanks!

Cuckoo: Sorry could not post anything as I was traveling. Back home now! :-) Will post something on the match soon!

Abhijit said...

Are Ranjeet, who is this Graham Ford?? I never heard of him. What he will do in just one year?? God only knows!!

Ranjeet said...

Abhijit: I think we should anyways stop expecting miracles from anyone - Graham Ford at least sounds like a person without an ego and a sincere worker and has an experience of beign a good coach before. He cannot do any worse than Chapell, can he?