Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A slap and a song

.... is the real reason for Shoaib Akhtar being banned for a couple of years. Some of the reports that I have read this morning state that Shoaib slapped Bob Woolmer because they couldn't agree on what music to play on the team bus. I wonder who wanted to listen to what. I am sumwot sure that Shoaib wouldn't have wanted to listen to Mozart.

Post the slapperoo, Shoaib then went to a nightclub and proceeded to get into a brawl over a women (or two, or three). He then later went on to something completely crazy - said Retd Colonel Anil Kaul, the Pakistan team liason officer - "Shoaib went to the floor where the Indian team was staying and started banging on the doors. He accidentally banged on the door of Indian coach Greg Chappell and his wife came out, dressed in her night clothes," he said. "Shoaib made some comments about her. The next morning, I was having breakfast with the Pakistan team manager when Woolmer stormed in. He said even Chappell has complained about Shoaib and strict action must be taken."

At this point, all I can say is poor fellow. Take drugs - get in trouble. Don't take drugs - get in trouble for a slap and a bar brawl. I still stand by what I said in my earlier post. The game is poorer simply because people like Akhtar and Warne, do magical things on the field and sometimes off it, take away their match fees or something, don't ban them.


Blogger Neha said...

in hindsight, he shld hv taken up the film offer (gangster), heh...

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A gangster with a accent somewhere between Birmingham and Texas? He would sound like an idiot! And thats the straight dope on the subject! All puns intended!
Cereal K

6:31 AM  

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