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

Monday, November 16, 2009

Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanga Welegedara

Just call him Uda for short. And make sure you know the name because the boy crippled India by picking up the wickets of Gambhir, Sehwag and Tendulkar. India had managed to put only 31 runs on the board. Excellent.

I am always excited when a new fast bowler is on the rise. They are bloody fantastic to watch. Couple that with the fact that this is actually a test and we have a post-worthy situation. I was blinded by the test whites when I turned on the television and actually thought my channel was showing some old black and white game. But no! This was a live Test game. Oh you good old, five days long, couch potatoes producing, unemployment rate raising format! How I have missed you!

Put THAT with the fact that Uda has a name as long as the Titanic and we have a Cricket Minded favourite. Because I like strange names. Not because I have a fetish for unsinkable wood that got chopped in half by a glacier. Rather, us Igloo people should have a thing for that glacier. But I digress.

No amount of research has been able to tell me why Uda is named after the entire Sri Lankan population. Which is upsetting because I'm sure it is a fascinating story. Oh well, I'll keep looking. And in the meantime I'll watch him bowl. What the...is that Muttiah? I swear even Dale's grand kids will get to watch him play.

7 comments:

Aditya said...

Thankfully dravid saves the day.Again

Yuvi and MSD played well too :)

Christopher Poshin David said...

Thank god we got Dravid....

BTW - Imagine Uda in a Bond movie....
"The name's Welegedara. Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanga Welegedara"

lolz

Purna said...

Adi, see he always saves the day. People hate on him for no reason.

Chris, try saying that really fast. It takes some skill!

Sujan Rao (sanath189) said...

he he !! He beats Vaas with his long name :)

Purna said...

Sujan, it borders on child abuse I swear!

Dharmeshwaran ---- said...

What exactly every one of the "name" mean his Name is
made of?

Purna said...

Good question. Unforunately, I don't know anyone who can tell me...maybe if I google it...

Welcome to the blog btw.