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

Friday, September 17, 2010

Joke's on you, India

Mumbai Indians are a strange team. People who follow them consist of those that think that they are the best team in the world and those who viciously try to prove that they are over-rated. One suspects that people's reasoning for thinking that Mumbai are the best team in the world because they have Sachin. Of course all logic fails afterwards, so we will not elaborate.

One also suspects that haters hate Mumbai because of their fans. This by all means is a gross generalization. My research sample is completely biased and most of it is just good old fashioned intuition. But that is what makes the joke funnier.

Amongst all these: the lovers and the haters, the fanatics and the sworn enemies, one factor continues to remain overlooked. It is this factor that makes me laugh out loud because it actually affects both parties. I dislike Mumbai immensely (despite the on and off presence of Shaun Pollock in the team) because of this factor.The factor is Harbhajan Singh.

Durby plays for Mumbai and India. Durby is often considered an important weapon for both his teams. Durby consistently gives a 'meh' if not disgustingly inadequate performance for both the teams. Mumbai Indian fuels this inadequacy, as Durby is rarely replaced but always cherished...just like in team India. All this limited overs exposure means Durbhajan Singh Durby, is sure to be in World Cup squad.

Mumbai Indians recently lost a match they had already won because Durby thinks his bowling is acceptable.
Most haters and lovers of Mumbai Indians are Indians themselves.
India are one of the hosts of the 2011 World Cup.

You see why I am laughing at them?


Samba said...

I neither support nor hate MI. Or Bhaji. India is very different from Mumbai and their lovers and haters.

There's this whole sea of yellow (an unacceptable variant, but yea) that doesn't give a damn about what happens to the rest of the teams or its players... :) Especially those that are not in the same group and don't look like they're coming into the semis. (Touchwood)

About Harbhajan in the Indian squad for WC, if he consistently hits those 40+ runs in 15 balls as he did in the IPL, I wouldn't mind.

Anonymous said...

I don't hate Mumbai, but I do agree with you that their fans are a bit evil. They seem to feel that because they have Sachin they somehow have the right to win everything. It so ... well, it's so English, Purna. So I find it funny that they did so badly.

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