Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Navjot Singh Sidhu - A lousy Cricketer and a loose(u) commentator!
Ok Here is a fun-intended post on Navjot Singh Sidhu - the famous cricketer and commentator. My intentions are not to ridicule him, so no offense meant - read and as usual have fun!

Sindhu a classy right handed batsman, born in 1963 in Punjab was the only gifted stroke player who would easily convert a easy six to a down-the-ground defence. He would have been a gifted soldier with his mighty looks and booming words - for once he said "I'm a soldier of Prime Minister Vajpayee" . Such are his honed skills in batting, that once a greatest bowling legend fell half way sleep while bowling against him.

Sidhu is definitely "The man" who made strides in the world of cricket, right from the uneventful debut he made in 1983 against West Indies scoring just 19 runs, till his acrobatic stint with ESPN-Star as a commentator when he was sacked in August 2003, for allegedly using "F-Word" on the air! Some of the best nicknames he earned were
"Sixer Sidhu" (this was actually an intelligent tactic employed by the crowd to cheer him up so that he would atleast score a run, and give the batsmen at the other end a chance to play)
"Sherry" - (Yeah seeing him batting even my grandpa yawns and sori(njufies) (meaning scratching in Tamil))
"Johnty Singh" (Another brilliant tactic by spectator(s), to reduce the huge gap between his arms and legs(only while fielding guys!!!), so that he can atleast try to stop the ball. But little did they knew that his generosity towards the fellow beings is so great that he actually converts 1's into 2's and 2's into 4's (not while batting) while fielding!!)

The hallmark of his career was when he got nominated as "MTV's India Youth Icon 2006" - but sorry the results are yet to be announced - (actually two youths had an heart attack and died when they heard this nomination, so they decided not to announce the results). Soon after much discussions they finally announced Dhoni as this years MTV Youth Icon

Cyrus Shaukar even hosted a program on MTV praising the greatness of Sidhu - called "Pidhu the Great!" (no no its not pithukuli, its pidhu the great!). You need to watch this video here!



But for all his exemplary skills none can outshine his commenting prowess - he is a legend in that! Here are a few of his famous comments!

1. Beware of the naked man who offers you his shirt!
2. Crowd's gathered outside my home at 3am, and my wife was so worried(she has to be) she called the police, but it was simply jubilant fans congratulating her for marrying a national hero (Adengappa nammala vida peterda saamiyow!)
3. Experience is a comb that life gives you when you are bald( Yeah! I will become bald If I watch any more of your games, due to incessant scratching of my head bcoz of tension! :))
4. Pitchs are like wives. You never know which way they will turn! (Ultimate one! :))
5. You got to choose between tightening your belt or losing your pants ( What are you going to do - play or peeh?)
6. The gap between the pad and bat is so much that I would have driven a car through it. (Yeah, yeah when you were batting there was no gap between your pad and bat, as you were mastering the art of defense!)
7. After marriage, the other mans wife looks more beautiful (Lolla paaru karadi kuttikku thambi maadhiri irundukittu, kalyanam aanadhukkapuram summa irukka vendiyadhudhaane, yenya enga pozhappula manna alli podareer?")
8. He is like a Indian 3 wheeler that will suck a lot of diesel, but cannot go beyond 30! (commenting on romesh kaluwitharana who was wasting balls without making runs)
9. If fate give you lemon, then make lemonade( Yeah Yeah y wont you say that, for all you folks now easily get Pepsi and Coke)
10. The only thing in life you get without extra effort is dandruff (Exactly thats because of the same scratching effect watching your game!)
11. If one day cricket was pyjama cricket, then Twenty20 is underwear cricket (Thank god there was no limited overs game less than Twenty overs - otherwise what he would have said!)
12. Srilankan score is running like an Indian auto-meter (very true even my BP is running like that when I see you bat!)
 
posted by Prasanna Parameswaran at 7:52 AM |


10 Comments:


At 10:06 AM, Blogger வேதா

ROTFL:) sidhu jokes vida unga jokes innum superappu:)

 

At 6:18 PM, Blogger prithz

Hahaha!!! nice read prasanna!!!

i have always admired sidhu for his commentary... tho not for his cricket!!! :)

 

At 7:21 PM, Anonymous priya

IA:

Typical punjabi jokes huh!!!

Had a good laugh.

 

At 9:30 PM, Blogger Syam

IA, LOL....ivala oru nalla player pathi enagaluku naalu visayam eduthu sonnathathu romba danks :-)

 

At 9:33 PM, Blogger Bharani

//two youths had an heart attack and died when they heard this nomination//.....adhula oru youth naandhanunganna....ippa aaaviya alayuren.....

//If one day cricket was pyjama cricket, then Twenty20 is underwear cricket (Thank god there was no limited overs game less than Twenty overs - otherwise what he would have said!)//....he he he...correct....

avlo chinna turban kulla....ivlo lorry kalimanna....nambave mudiyalaye kadavule :)

 

At 11:30 PM, Blogger Priya

//My intentions are not to ridicule him, so no offense meant //
This is the best joke of the post..

nalla sirikka vachinga..
oru kolai case la kuda sidhu per adipattudhu illa? appuram enna achunu theriyala.

 

At 4:06 AM, Blogger Twisted DNA

LOL! That's a very collection of quotes!

By the way, sarcasm with apologies is like wine with water ;)

 

At 8:53 AM, Blogger indianangel

@ Veda: appadiya! danku!:)

@ Prithz: same pinch! me too I liked his commentary and not how he played!
@ Pria: glad u enjoyed it!
@ nattamai: Thala idhukku edhukku dhanks ellam, nalaikku sidhu maadhiri enna pathi yaarum oru padhivu potradheenga! :)
@ bharani: appadiya! ippa puriyudhu client yen ongala "Kaathu maadhiri vela seyyaranaya" 'nnu sonnannu! :) aana sila neram avaroda commentary erichala irukunga! manushan summa non-stop'a pesikitte irupparu!

@ priya:
////My intentions are not to ridicule him, so no offense meant //
This is the best joke of the post..

heh heh! ennoda veetula 100W bulb onnun avasarama theva pattudhu, ippa neenga kuduthadhula veede pragasamyuducchu! dhanku!! :)


@ Twisted Dna: Very true buddy! listen y dont u and I have a deal - u sarcastically write abt someone and I will not comment abt that, in the same way u shall follow that too ! :):)

 

At 9:44 AM, Blogger Priya

roftl:)- aniyaayam..ipdi kindal adikareenga..naan thaniya ukaandhu sirikittu iruken:)-

 

At 10:04 AM, Blogger indianangel

@ kuttipriya: glad u enjoyed it! :)