Cricket Sports

World Cup Memories – ‘92

Aparajith writes here about his memories of the 1992 Benson and Hedges Cricket World Cup. Here is what I remember most about that tournament.

  1. Miandad jumping up and down – mimicking Kiran More’s appeal.
  2. Crowe and Greatbatch batting for NZ.
  3. Dipak Patel opening the bowling for NZ.
  4. The ridiculous 21 off 1 ball for SA – it broke so many hearts.
  5. Jonty’s dive to run out Inzamam.
  6. Last, but not the least, an emotional Imran’s (not so great) speech at the presentation where he forgot all his teammates.

What do you remember?


Subtle lyrics be damned

Sample these from “Leaving Beirut” – Roger Waters. By the way it is an awesome song!!

Oh George! Oh George!
That Texas education must have fucked you up when you were very small

But now an Englishman abroad is just a US stooge
The bulldog is a poodle snapping round the scoundrel’s last refuge

Is gentleness too much for us
Should gentleness be filed along with empathy
We feel for someone else’s child
Every time a smart bomb does its sums and gets it wrong
Someone else’s child dies and equities in defence rise
America, America, please hear us when we call
You got hip-hop, be-bop, hustle and bustle
You got Atticus Finch
You got Jane Russell
You got freedom of speech
You got great beaches, wildernesses and malls
Don’t let the might, the Christian right, fuck it all up
For you and the rest of the world


Not-so-romantic poetry


roses are red
violets are blue
all of my base
are belong to you


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To all those in love, or all those who believe in it, have a great Valentine’s Day.

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