Young India thrash Pakistan

At least he's got the common decency to be losing his hairTwo things struck us about India’s defeat of Pakistan today. Actually, no things struck us. Two things gently bobbed towards us after we’d stared at the scorecard blankly for what seemed like forever.

Firstly, India fielded quite a lot of youngsters. Yusuf Pathan’s 25 and most of his team mates probably envy his deep voice and lack of self-consciousness when wearing a cardigan. Kids admire people at ease in a cardigan, right?

Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and Praveen Kumar are all 21, while Ishant Sharma and Piyush Chawla are both 19.

And then the second thing strikes you: They’re all REALLY good. It’s a more-than-decent international side that’s only unusual for the fact that none of the players have ever had a conversation about ‘whether it would be better to go with Nomadic Glow or Magnolia in the hall’.

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11 Appeals

  1. …and of course none of them browse the internet and instead of surfing for porn or music, look for lawnmowers, cookers, property or truckles of cheese…
    not my quote but from a column which made me laugh a lot today to the consternation of fellow rail-travellers – the fab Sathnam Sanghera at

  2. Pakistan thrased by quality side after a steady diet of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe – much to the surprise of no one, except perhaps Geoff Lawson who was hoping for a 150-run victory.

    Nice to see Young Piyush Chawla in the wickets, though.

  3. Jesus! What’s with the massive new ads?
    I’m seeing an animated vodafone one.

    Man, King Cricket’s got so commercialised…

  4. Own up! How many cardigans have you got then…………..?

  5. King Cricket

    June 10, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    One cardigan went to charity last week. That’s all we’re saying.

    Vodafone? Hopefully if we keep using the word ‘cardigan’ we’ll get some good, relevant cardigan advertising.

  6. Knitwear – a vanishing commodity in todays modern game

  7. Ceci, that article is great. I bet none of Young India have ever logged onto the internet but in between opening the internet browser and logging onto Google, forgotten what they wanted to search for.

  8. Truckle has long been in my list of “Good words” (please use air fingers when reading that).

    more truckles please.

  9. Some of my friends had a wedding cake made out of truckles of cheese. The best thing ever? I think so!

  10. Does that not make it a wedding cheese?

    I sincerely hope the post-wedding disco featured tunes to match.

  11. It does indeed make it a wedding cheese, Mahinda, and they call me a pedant!

    The disco was everything you could have hoped for, and then some.

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