"How shit you must be if I got you out twice!"
-Paul Harris to Andrew Symonds, Perth 2008

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Shakib-Al-Hasan has been named the Wisden Test Player of the year for 2009. My boy topped a performance table compiled by the magazine. TOPPED. The ones he beat:

Gautam Gambhir
Sachin Tendulkar
Andrew Strauss
Andrew Flintoff
Jacques Kallis
Graeme Smith
Dale Steyn

I would very much like to send the Incessant Crack Consumers one of the starving lions in my basement for axing Shakib from the short list of the ICC 2009 awards. BUUT, I will follow my boy’s lead and keep things simple.

I’ll send them a thousand prosthetic middle fingers wrapped in lavender scented packaging instead.


Anonymous said...

congrats !!

Purna said...

LOL. Thanks, but I didn't have that much to do with this. Really, it was all him.

mspr1nt said...

I am a fan of Shakib. And so stoked he bagged this gong!

Mary Jane said...

Though I still have a feeling that you've had something to do with it..hmm you sure you didnt bribe ICC again? haha its ok, you can tell me!

Purna said...

Yay! I love Shakib fans.

MJ, I was shocked myself! He beat Tendulkar and Kallis! I have put an end to my bribing days...it doesn't seem to be working :(.

Aditya said...

Finally an award to show for his efforts!

He won it as there wasn't a jury to decide the winner who would be influenced by the names and may not have watched him perform ..this award was given by the public!

Congrats Shakib and hopefully he gets more in the future !!