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Sunday, August 1, 2010

A strange week

Let's call the last week of July, 2010 AD the official WTF week. Well, why not?

First, Maharashtra plays New Zealand at Darwin for a three-match series.

Next, Diego Forlan visits Kolkata a couple of weeks after being the player of the tournament in the Fifa World Cup.

When all this were happening, there was a triangular cricket series between Baroda Cricket Association XI, Kenya Gujarat Cricket Association XI and, hold your breath, Kenya. At least it was held in Nairobi, not Tokyo, so that spared me a WTF.

And now, to crown everything, Mohammad Asif, who has taken 100 wickets in 20 tests, was bashed by as well as got involved in a drug scandal with (how did he manage both with the same person?) Shoaib Akhtar, got banned, made an awesome comeback, and is remembered by Indians mostly for being at the non-striker's end when Misbah hit that stroke off Joginder Sharma, is now scheduled to act in the Malayalam (yes, Malayalam, not Urdu or Pashtun) movie Mazhavillinattamvare (Till the Tip of the Rainbow), directed by the Malayalam poet Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri.

Beat that.

This cannot be anything barring a worldwide conspiracy of sportspeople to make me utter the three-word-phrase I've already mentioned in the first paragraph of this article.

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