Thursday, April 24, 2008

Shahid Afridi's Eyes Are On...

THE CHEERLEADERS !!!

What else can explain his batting failure in the Indian Premier League match between the Chargers and the Daredevils 2 days ago.

The mad man, Boom Boom Afridi, has blamed the cheerleaders for his poor stroke against the weakest man in the Daredevils' bowling line up. On a ball which could have easily been deposited over midwicket or even straight over the bowler's head, Afridi tried to sweep it to fine leg and was caught plumb in front for only 2 off 7 deliveries.

Afridi has come out and said that the cheerleaders should be removed as they are distracting the batsmen.

I wonder how exactly they are distracting him. Don't they have their fronts facing the crowds? I think they do. So what exactly does Afridi have his eyes on?

After bad pitches, lack of form, brute of a ball, bad umpiring, rush of blood, bad shot, pressure, lack of concentration, and others the batsmen have one more excuse now for their failures.

The Cheerleaders.

Intriguing.

Make your pitch on this post...



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  1. Jrod said...
     

    As if your eyes wouldn't be all over Derrière as well.

  2. Q said...
     

    If anything, their presence would motivate me. The Cheerleaders shaking their derriere everytime I hit a 4 or 6 - that would want me to hit as many as possible ...

  3. Straight Point said...
     

    Q

    may be that their 'fronts' are towards spectators is disturbing afridi?

  4. Ottayan said...
     

    Don't they have their fronts facing the crowds? - Obviously, Afridi is an arse -man.

  5. Q said...
     

    Hahaha, maybe SP. But as Ott has pointed out, Afridi like all Pathans, is a man for the behinds..

  6. Som said...
     

    Well, I can't help but empthaiase with Afridi. Mouthing truth has this peculiar tendency of landing you in trouble and the case is no different with Afridi.He only gave vent to what is actually the suppressed collective feeling among the players. Don't you think it's raining 4s and 6s because batsmen want to see the cheerleaders strut their stuff as frequently as possible? I would say MCC should immediately commisson a study on how the presence of cheerleaders determine the run rate? My poors maths notwithstanding, I won't mind being part of the research team.

  7. Q said...
     

    Thats an interesting thought Som. I wonder why the cameramen aren't capturing these cricketers eyeing the cheerleaders.

  8. Chennai Super Kings Fan said...
     

    Reminded of a proverb in my native language.. that translates as.. "A poor/bad dancer blames that the street not being striaght is the reason for his bad dance... ".. :D

  9. Sam said...
     

    The Guy always have to blame somebody for his failures with the bat,most of the time it is the captain whose to blame for his number in the batting order if he is sent to open and he fails its the captains fault if he is sent at # 6 0r 7 again its the captains fault who didn't send him to open the innings,its never his own fault,Shoaib Malik must be sighing a relief.
    The guy has made a fool of himself by making such a foolish statement.

  10. Rob said...
     

    The cheerleaders? What a pathetic excuse, did it ever occur to him that if you are being paid to do a job you are supposed to do it professionally?

    http://cricket-forever.blogspot.com

  11. vmminerva said...
     

    Q, the punch line is the end huh? Another excuse for batsmen.

    Chennai Super Kings Fan, priceless reference!

  12. Obaid said...
     

    Q, spot on with Afridi being a behind man :)

    J'Rod maybe you can do a post on players sideage preferences or whether they were looking at male cheerleaders (are there any like the WC?) or the female ones

    Finally, players can make the cheerleaders dance by hitting boundaries or getting out in spectacular fashion. I think Afridi falls into the latter

  13. wasim saqib said...
     

    Afridi is an excuse master,by making this statement he has openly admitted that he is a pervert and not a professional,can somebody tell him that he needs to keep his eyes on the ball and not on booty.

  14. Q said...
     

    CSK - I didnt exactly understand the proverb...

    VM - thats right that is the punchline. And i stand by it cos the cheerleaders made no difference to Afridis bowling the other night.

  15. Q said...
     

    I share the sentiments Sam and Rob. But I also believe that the guy and the rest of us shud stop thinking of him as batsman. Hes always been a bowler and a pretty good one at that.

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