Sunday, July 06, 2008

The next crisis in cricket

The cricket web sites are yet to latch on to it, but one of the news channels in India had this staggering revelation: Shahid Afridi has claimed that he has not performed well with the bat recently because someone has been using black magic and casting bad luck spells at him.

It is a real tragedy that the game should be denied its due by such travesties. The success of the game attracts too many envious elements – bodyline, Packer, ball tampering, match-fixing, Lalit Modi and now, black magic. We need to cleanse the game of these. Then, Shahid Afridi will be the Don Bradman he is in terms of potential. And Pakistan will be Australia. Oh well, does that suggest a conspiracy theory? No, I’m not saying anything.

3 comments:

Alan (think googly) said...

..... and I could have taken more wickets than Warne and scored more runs than Tendulkar, if only I hadn't walked under that ladder at primary school.

A stellar international cricket career thwarted by the curse of bad luck :-)) I'll never forgive or forget that ladder!!

Neno Cricket said...

superst....


Added you in blogroll....

Soulberry said...

In the same vein, it could also have invited hypnotists and wizards who could make you perform astounding feats.