by Sajed Ahmed
We’ve been invited to each and every single ODI cricket WC. We’ve won two ODI WCs and one T20 WC. With every passing generation our cricketers keep getting better and better. So what makes us good at this sport? Here's what we think.
5. Brits stole our Sport!
Long long ago, so long ago, We spent our time playing a sport called 'Gilli-Danda' because television hadn’t been invented back then. The brits understood the concept of rolling friction better than us and replaced the 'gilli' with a ball. To prevent us from suing them for all that they were worth they bloody invaded us and claimed cricket as their own sport. So, it's really our Sport!
4. We're good at Catching.
Rumor has it that Tamil Nadu Police was once the second best police force in the world. We were so good at catching bad guys that we were only humbled by the Scotland Yard. It didn’t take us long to expand our expertise in catching bad guys to catching cricket balls. Soon, we started catching cricket balls and stopped catching the bad guys.
3. We have diversity in profanity too!
When the rest of the world sledges they just say the 'F word' and something about your wife irrespective of your marital status. But us Indians, we apparently have 1635 languages according to the 2011 census. That means we can sledge in 1635 languages. Obviously, the foreigners ain’t gonna know a single word of what we say but I bet they’d lose their focus trying to figure what we said and whether we just insulted him, his wife or maybe even his entre lineage. Trust me, this gives us an upper hand!
2. We've got the moves.
We have the most intricate and beautiful dance forms ever created by man. We came up with Kathakali in the 17th century. A dance form involving facial expressions and well defined body movements. Doing all that while wearing heavy make-up and wearing a heavy costume. And, that’s where we get our footwork and insane speed while running between the wickets.
1. We'd do anything to get away from studying!
We’d literally do whatever it takes to not study. The guys who couldn’t come up with proper excuses ends up in IIT’s and the rest of them go about winning school tournaments and eventually World Cups. And the result? Our cricketers are the best in the world and so are our engineers.