Sunday, January 31, 2010

Shahid Afridi Having A Ball, A Bit Too Literally

Unbelievable!



What can one even say? Forget the Khalid Hameed incident. In the absence of anything to say to Afridi that hasn't already been said by innumerable commentators ("What was Afridi thinking?"), bloggers ("A disgrace") and the general public ("Mind boggling madness [from] a guy who's played more than 300 games...Shame on you", "Why would you do anything with the ball with 27 cameras watching you?!"), I thought we'd take a different tack and open up the comments section for YOUR suggestions on possible explanations that can be proffered by his close friends and relatives for this truly bizarre behaviour.

Here are some of mine:

1. Afridi was just really hungry but he didn't want the team to lose motivation if he went off the ground for a bite to eat.
2. Shahid just has a thing for leather and, usually, he's able to keep his fetish in check.
3. Afridi's actually a rodent and sometimes that side of him comes to the surface.
4. Shahid is a method player and he was imagining pulling the pin off a hand-grenade to hurl at the Aussies.
5. Everyone does it, yaar, you just don't see it because the goras never show their own people doing it.
6. Actually, he was forced to because he'd trimmed his nails that morning.
7. I probably shouldn't be telling you this but you know how bowlers shine the ball and where all it's rubbed? I mean, he is a Pathan after all...
8. Yaar, everyone knows the Pakistan cricket team sucks these days.
9. Shahid loves the game so much, he could just eat it all up.

Ok, folks, come up with your own.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

sleep cricket, drink cricket, eat cricket...

Anonymous said...

Why is everyone so upset? He is just having a ball!

Anonymous said...

It's all a Chewish conspiracy!

Anonymous said...

What a chewtia!

Anonymous said...

Let's concentrate on the important thing. 5-0 whitewash - a bitter pill to swallow.

vics said...

something like the first option:
"it's still some time till dinner... guess I'll have this white apple now.. oh wait!"

Mungal Panday said...

A new star captain is born....So what if he's teething a lil?

Anonymous said...

Who said that Pakistan's bowling attack doesn't have any bite left in it?

Anonymous said...

Can I get an appointment with his dentist?

Faisal.K said...

What a disgrace...first the Faisalabad incident with the pitch now this..

Omar R Quraishi said...

hahaha -- fukin hilarious pyala

Mehr A. Khan said...

Pathans can't help scratching balls in public.

Gibran said...

Obviously inspired by Newton's third law, Afridi bit the ball believing that the ball would, too, then begin to bite.

Gibran said...

Needless to say, he was hungry for a win

Gibran said...

Afridi took the slang for a cricket ball (i.e. 'cherry') literally.

Sorry guys... I have a ton of these. Have to use them somewhere, right?

Anonymous said...

Best blog post on this by far.
Great job, Pyala people!

Anonymous said...

Maybe he was desperate for a ballognese? Or was he homesick for some seam ki bhaji?

karachi khatmal said...

who is mehr khan, and is she the most bigoted person consistently commenting on this blog, which is quite an achievement considering the people that comment here...

Anonymous said...

Get your teeth into this!:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/8491591.stm

I don't know about you, but I smell bull shit.

F.F said...

* the ball called him a 'mota aaloo'

Anonymous said...

A bad ball-job

Anonymous said...

He cudnt find halaal food in Aussie land ... the ball was the closest he cud get2 halaal food!

Gibran said...

Afridi has been banned for two matches: Clearly he has bitten off more than he can chew

Mehr A. Khan said...

@Karachi Khatmal: I can certainly comment on any blog I want to....its may be that Cafe Pyala is interesting enough to comment on...as far as my opinion concerned...I think I have freedom to hold any I want :)

Anonymous said...

Re: Mehr's alleged slight to Pathan pride, actually the BBC's Haroon Rashid spoke to people in Khyber about Afridi's antics, and they responded something to the effect that "he's a pathan, why are you surprised?" :) So chill Khatmal jee...

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Anonymous said...

Hum ne tum ko captain banaya samajhdar samajh ke

Tum to ball hi kha gaye
Niswar samajh ke

Bolshevik said...

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAH!!! Loved Anon1114! :-D