A cricket bat on the cover of Vogue

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Warning: The following does feature a photograph of an actual woman.

Ankit says:

The attached picture is of Preity Zinta, a Bollywood starlet, with a cricket bat, on the cover of Vogue! I thought that was quite an unusual place for a cricket bat to be.

Preity Zinta and a cricket bat

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  1. That’s old school. Thin edges, graceful curves, I bet it’s got beautiful pick up.

    The bat looks a bit old though.

  2. If you look really really carefully at the picture, after a while you can see a cricket bat.

  3. I’m assuming that this is Vogue India, on the basis that a woman of colour on the cover of Vogue UK or US would be an unusual sight indeed.

    Also, Preity Zinta, how do I get skin like yours, please? Thank you.

  4. Considering she part owns an IPL team, it’s not quite an unusual place for the bat. If you insist, I’d say it should’ve been between the boobs for it to be unusual. Would’ve been nice too.

  5. It’s amazing how a woman can look at least 30% hotter just by picking up some sporting equipment. Unless it’s a 100kg weight, anyway.

    For example, I tuned into the India vs England Women’s World Cup match a few evenings ago, and was utterly smitten by Mithali Raj. Having seen a few pictures of her since, she’s pretty enough…but would I look twice if I saw her walking down the street? Probably not.

    Stick her in a cricket hat though, playing a cover drive, and she becomes hot.

    This probably says a lot more about me (and my shallow objectifying of the fair sex) than it does about anything else. Bugger.

  6. That should read ‘objectification’, of course. I’ve been in too many meetings with Americans recently.

  7. Mahinda, the Mithali Raj thing is because she has a cover drive more beautiful than Heidi Klum, Freida Pinto and Angelina Jolie combined.

  8. OT: Bert, I just discovered your comment in the momentum post about an adiabatic fielding performance and using entropy against the opposition, etc.

    That was hilarious, comment of the year to date. I wish I’d seen it earlier.

  9. miriam – i need to know how you came to see Heidi Klum’s cover drive…..

    And as for that Jolie woman, well I know she’s been the inspiration for many a man to crack one through the covers.

  10. We really feel like we should have heard that pun long before now, but we haven’t.

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