Dear Rahul and Team,
I must thank you guys for sparing me the agony of at least six more sleepless nights over the next one month. I must thank you for saving me and my friends the countless hours spent at work talking about you guys, and which of you will do well and how. I must thank you for saving my evenings, which can now be spent in ways more productive than just watching some boring one-sided cricket on TV.
I must thank you guys for saving all the dinnertime conversations with friends and family and relatives. Cricket, I think was taking up too much space there, and we weren’t talking enough about other (and more important) things. Normalcy should be restored now.
There are some less trivial things i must thank you for. You guys were being used in some really awful ads, and I’m happy that those guys are going to lose out now. Sachin’s sunfeast ad, the egg ad with the Bombay team, Rahul in Sansui and Bank of Baroda, and most importantly the really irritating and awful Pepsi ad. Now that I won’t watch much more of the world cup, I’ll also be saved the agony of watching all these things. Hopefully the awesome Nike commercial should still continue.
Best of all, I must thank you for initiating the bankruptcy of the awful Sony Entertainment Television. As I had described in my previous post last week, they would stand to be one of the largest losers thanks to this loss. Hopefully this setback means they will never ever try to bid for sport again. What with their 5 ball overs, and ads during every possible break, and no proper highlights package, and really really awful pre-match and post-match shows.
I might be repeatign myself but I thank you for ridding us of that Mandira. She thinks she looks good, but she sucks at cricket. Just can’t speak. Myabe your loss will inspire her to abandon her noodle straps and whatever else Satya Paul designed for her, and go do another Shanti. As long as she stays away from sport, I’ll be forever indebted to you.
And last but not the least, I must thank you for putting in your best efforts and trying to give us a good world cup. Unfortunately, sport being sport, there will always be upsets and you guys are returning home sooner than expected. Just chill for a while, spend some time with your families and maybe play some football. And don’t even think about cricket till the selections for the Bongla tour are due. A break was long overdue, and you have it now. Make the best use of it.
Thanks again for everything, and hope you will be protected against those imposters who, claiming to be fans, will stone your houses, burn your posters and maybe even try Escobar one or more of you. All the best for everything in the future.
Thanks and regards,