Beer, Chips and Cricket

This is a site about drinking beer, eating chips and thinking cricket. I am not a former player, a television commentaror or a journalist; my qualification to being worthy of hearing is that I drink a lot of beer, eat a lot of chips and think a lot about cricket. The thoughts need not be politically correct and often include colourful language but there will be no deliberate bias towards any player, community or state. I don't care about popular opinion or perceptions and I speak it as I see it.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Worthy of commenting on the gods ... err ... cricketers

Rahul Dravid never struck me as being a prize snob but there is something fat-headed in this statement ... if indeed it is not been mis-quoted. See the article here.

So those whose names r in the annals of cricket history only can comment on the demi-gods ... hmmm! To think this Desai guy is a team manager appointed by the BCCI ... LOL ... probably the guy feels like shit right now after hearing Dravid's comment.

Right or wrong is a different matter ... once this guy has been made the manager, his report has significance. Else Dravid should have protested to the BCCI immediately after the guy was appointed ... he should have said "I want only someone whose name exists in the annals of cricket history to be the manager ... since the manager has to make a report and submit it to the BCCI".

It is not as if it is not Desai's job to do this ... right or wrong, he has perceived something and reported it to the BCCI ... which means he has done his job.

Makes me sick, this attitude ... but then we deserve it, this attitude of snobbery by the cricketers towards the common public (Desai's comments and the comments of the general public are now worth the same .... since the public does not figure in the annals of cricket history). U think those guys r gods ... they think u r fools ... LOL.

However, I am sure that if we win the ODI at the Eden tomorrow, everything will be forgotten.

Anyways, Cheers

The Chuckster


  • At Wednesday, February 07, 2007 10:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    what is ur problem ? let the cricketers live their life yaar. watch the game and be happy..

    you and I defly don't know what transpired between Dravid and the Desai guy.. So.. watch cricket enjoy the game.

  • At Wednesday, February 07, 2007 11:03:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    cont.. of the previous comment.

    And the cricketers defly deserve their fame. you might say that they are just doing their Job for the Salary BCCI pays them. But then getting that Job hasn't been so easy for them.. they are among the 11 from the millions of aspirants who want to be there. you and I all wanted to be cricketers when we were young.

    So do not belittle their achievements. Yes they are given a demigod status in out country, But then they have earned this status and they will lose it one day when they retire or when their career comes to a premature end. After playing for so many years these cricketers defly by now understand the philosophy about how fledgling fame can be.

    So Chill relax, watch cricket and use your skill/Creativity to treat us excellent pre-match and post match reviews. I have always enjoyed ur writing and been a passive visitor to your blog. just got a feeling that your tone is starting to sound cynical these days.


  • At Thursday, February 08, 2007 5:36:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey - Who are you man?

    You seem to be a very sensible man. I really like your articles.
    Specially the comments of Gavaskar's Desabakht and Sachin's drama of falling over the pitch when he gets bowled or LBW.

    I also agree on your comment that Ganguly's technique hasn't improved a bit (As everybody says now), it's only his focus turned towards cricket.

    Continue writing!!

  • At Wednesday, February 14, 2007 4:26:00 AM, Blogger Sekhar said…

    U seem to be hitting the bull's eye...with ur posts on cricket....i agree with you cent percent. These guys think they are even above the game.Continue writing....this is one helluva blog to read.


  • At Wednesday, February 14, 2007 11:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I completely agree with Bharat on this. What transpired between Dravid and team manager is unknown. To expect Dravid to protest upfront is also naive, he won't know what will the manager do, right?

  • At Thursday, March 15, 2007 8:27:00 AM, Blogger Sukanti Mulay said…

    There is also a policy for BCCI managers not to express internal team matters in public.
    So whether his report was significant, he should nt have exposed (if its true)sehwag- chappell-dravid statements. And Dravid does have right to decide how much importance to give if he is accused.In India , cricket has a huge media attention. Captain would then obviously decide the limit to strech such comments or not.Its not his attitude. Its his astuteness.

    You write really well on cricket. Nice blogs. Except the " snobbery attitude statement". :) I disagree.


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