Thank you Sri Lanka! I havent laughed so hard in years!

I must admit I'm a grumpy old gent,rarely finding humour in anything but this episode in cricket had me hyperventilating and nearly wetting my pants I was laughing so hard.

Ill just set the scene here,

The three things that symbolise me when I view cricket are these,im very ageist,meaning I dont rate many players of this era,im an unashamed test snob,though ill watch the main events of the other forms of the game and lastly I love the players who had to works for everything they got.So sadly the main character in this story is severely lacking in all departments in my mind.

The player in question being Yuvraj Singh.

Though lets not get into the playing side of Yuvraj here lets rather focus on this event that nearly had such a profound affect on my waterworks! It's India's tour to the paradise island of Sri Lanka and in my mind I cant think of a better crowd for entertainment than the great people of Sri Lanka.they dance,they sing,they cheer and basically spend the whole match lighting up the viewing audience with their incredible smiles.I fail to think of a crowd as unique,maybe in the Caribbean at the iconic Antigua Recreation Ground is similar.

Yuvraj Singh WaterboyIt was the third test in the series and the 'regal' and oft seen 'arrogant' Yuvraj was overlooked for the position in the team that Suresh Raina filled with due aplomb in the second test.It was the tea break and Yuvraj was doing his role as 12th man serving the players drinks and as he walked off a few in the crowd were taunting him with chants of 'waterboy' or 'We want the water boy.......Boy..Boy ...WATERBOY!' they chanted...

At this time I was sipping on some fine Irish whisky and was so driven by the hilarity of this I lost control spat the Whisky out for I was laughing so hard,I couldnt control myself tears were rolling down my face and I started to hyperventilate-IT WAS THAT DAMN FUNNY!

Sadly it got to such a stage I nearly lost control of my water works...............

Now Asian's have been known to be quite a precious lot at times and this was seen in Yuvraj's reaction which was a bit like a 'King' being forced to be amongst the common man and not be given the worship he thinks he merits! If this happened in Australia,South Africa or England these fans who started the 'waterboy' chants would become celebrities on television such was there humour!

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Parimal Patel's picture

Laugh all you want.

The number three test ranking is too much for sri lankans. Truth is they should be number 8. When they play against better teams like Aus, Eng, Pak they will get hammered. Thats the truth!

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A true Indian patriot

Laurence's picture

@Tim.. I was there! It's unbelievable that the police arrested those spectators. Kissing Indian A**!!!

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Thanks for your opinion. Same way I too feel India doesn't deserve to be on the No 1 spot at all. Winning one or 2 Tests in abroad can't make a team No.1

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A true Indian patriot, but a Sri Lankan when it comes to cricket

tim holt's picture
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@Patel.My brother im Irish so making comment from an Irish point of view!

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@laurence again I find that ridiculous.As I said in this article if this was in Australia,England or South Africa you would have had representatives from television stations getting there names so they could appear on tv shows.They'd be that respected!

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@Sujan I love all teams around the globe but India's true test will come in South Africa in a few months.Then we will see if they truly are number 1

Lakruwan's picture

@ Parimal Patel: Sounds like your hurting. LEt's have a good laugh at that! Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

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@Lakruwan I found it truly hilarious-God bless the great people of Sri Lanka!!!!!!!!!!!

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SHOT!! I was on the way to P.Sara the next day when I heard the story on the radio. OH MAN!! The whole bus looked at me when I burst into laughter! I totally agree with Tim here, any other country, these guys would have been adored.

@ Mr Patel, surprisingly your list doesn't have India so I assume that even you think that India isn't that good. How on earth can Sri Lanka beat Aus or Eng when they only get a 2-test-series twice every decade? We kicked Pakistan's butt last year. If any team deserves to be in the 3rd spot, it's this team. They have done it with the least amount of games.

Sidath Sameera's picture

Well Done Tim !!!

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