Sunday, September 13, 2009

Confessions of a Cricket fan!

Namaskar. Is karyakram mein aapka swaagat hai!

Late last night I'd met up with a few friends in Coffee Day. As usual I was the early bird and I had to wait a good 45 min before I got some company.

Anyways... I was there. I prefer sitting outside to indoors. So I found myself a chair and sat down.
Well I was the only non- looove matter person there outside. Every other place was occupied by a couple. In fact it had to be that way. I'll tell you why- because of the god-damn mosquitoes!
I couldn't sit outside for 10 min and had to go running inside. You had to be in love to not realize the god-damn mosquitoes! God bless them couples...

So I went inside and here the crowd was a more even spread. You had groups of guys and girls sitting around. I was the only loner. I didn't mind. There was a hot-chick sitting with her-gal friends and I found myself a nice place where I could get a nice 'view'. :)

I found that I had to look at the TV too. So I did. Ah...What is this? A cricket match! That too India playing... against Sri Lanka... how come I didn't know! How come none of my friends told me about it! What the hell?

So as a true gentleman I pretended to focus on the match on TV while my attentions were actually else where.

As I was watching Dravid got bowled. Nice... Then Yuvraj was trying his best to edge behind to the keeper. He finally got lucky and did just that. Then Raina came in and showed Yuvraj exactly how easy it is and that he shouldn't have wasted 6 balls trying it. Raina did it in his first one!

K... screw the match... where is the babe? Yes... she was there... and yes she caught me looking at her... girls always know... and she gave me one of those 'i know you are looking' stares, and she got with her friends and giggled... i knew she didn't mind being 'looked at' by me.
Just as I was about to muster up the courage and actually go and talk to her my friend calls and he's like 5 minutes he'll be there. Ah.... what the hell... I decided not to proceed. I stayed put in my chair.
(5 minutes turned out to be 30... but he has a girl friend... and like the old saying goes...''love takes time".)

The cricket was excruciatingly boring. Every time the ball went to the outfield I'd find myself counting in my head till the next ball was bowled. And it was consistently in the 3-figure mark. GOSH! I'm here sitting jobless trying to watch my fav game and I couldn't. Yes... there was the distraction... but I think there is a deeper reason to it. ODI's have lost their thrill. 20-20's have taken their place and I think it's just a matter of time before ODI's get 'phased' out. Luckily for me there was the 'distraction'. :)

So I was waiting for my friends... pretending to watch the match... and generally enjoying myself... when suddenly I felt like I was being stared at. I looked around and suddenly found a head moving sheepishly away. No it wasn't the chick. It was a guy! Apparently he walked in after I had... and he was sitting alone too.

Right... I thought it was a one-off. But no... this guy kept staring at me... I was like what the bloody hell. I felt like a chick. I moved my position a little. Still staring at me... I pretended to look at the TV and watch him through the corner of my eye, and yes, he was still staring at me. Now I was getting paranoid. I took a quick glance in the mirror to see if there was anything on my face... I couldn't find anything except my face! I looked around to see if my fly was open. It wasn't. Everything was fine... and I still felt naked.

By this time I'd lost focus on the chick. I realized that this is probably the way chicks feel when I stare at them. I felt guilty. I prayed to God and begged him to take this guy away from there. I made promises that I'd never stare at a chick again... though all along I could hear a voice in my head saying "who you kidding?".

All right I told myself... focus on the match... God damn.. it was so bloody lousy anything else had to be better... yes there was the chick.... but no... there was my 'admirer'.

I couldn't take it beyond a certain point... So I finally got up... walked to the guy... and asked him what his problem was... he looked helpless... and at that moment I realized he was squint... and i felt terrible inside. One glance at the girls and I saw them giggling... I felt like a bloody fool.

I thought of walking out just then... but my friends came in at that very instant... talk about timing...

None of them reads this blog and I never gave them the full story of the awkward moment there. It was way too embarrassing. I hope you won't tell them....

Now if only the cricket had been good... none of this would have happened!


Madman said...

Yes buddy yesterday's match was pain to sit. I hate those lucky lankans. Someone from their team has good stars. Mathews had them yesterday. he is such a lousy bowler, how come they get out to that bowler. Man i hate those lankans.

Mosquitos are becoming a great problem nwoadays. "intha kosu tholla thaanga mudiyala pa" hehehe

Unknown said...

Dude... A memorable experience it was eh :)
And yes, yesterday's match was indeed lousy... But I still think ODI cricket has got its charm. They only have to play better cricket. Not fool around like this. And like Dhoni said, it was one of those 'bad' games you never want to play.
Let's hope the men in blue puts up a better fight for the finals.

A New Beginning said...

Ha ha lol, see Ajai God has ways to teach us a lesson!:) not being rude but...couldnt stop laughing!!!
Next time you stare at someone..just beware someone might be staring at you too!!!

dumbheart said...

I loved the episode of making promises to urself...Its a repeated scene in life...:-)

Cricket was down - but yeah u had really fundoo time killing it...
After all 'A lot can happen over coffee' - seemed true!!!

The Unsure Ascetic said...

hahaha, funny but also had this serious message, dont stare, it feels ugly for the women.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

lol! U actually walked upto someone staring at you and confronted????? Lol!

Manju said...

lol,he really freaked you out didnt he! haha
and actually yes, where have you been?it's the new in thing. vampires are really overhyped these days

Purvaa said...


This is hilarious!! :D

And now with the Section 377 having been amended, it must've been even more fun! :D

Ajai said...

@venky & issam
yes tht was a lousy match.. and thank god the finals was much better. :)

@sana & manju & prerana

well now i really know what it is like to be a 'girl'. :).

we're always making promises to ourselves na? didn't realize that part of what i'd written.. came out naturally. thanks for highlighting it. :)

ya i did... i'm a very upfront type of guy. but maybe i shold learn to temper down... :)

glad you enjoyed it. :)

Mustaf said...

This was hilarious, the description of the minute details were also good. I think GOD has his own way of teaching us :)

Ajai said...

He he... ya... God sure has.