Sultan of Swing

Posted by sepoy on March 05, 2006 · 2 mins read

Seldom is it that my worlds collide so drastically. But, a simple one-line email frrom desiknitter pointing me towards the photo-essay of the Chosen One in Islamabad's embassy row playing cricket with a bunch of kids while Inzammam and other looked on, did just that. No, it wasn't just the sight of the Chosen One engaged in the 'pastime' that consumes me soul, but how the photo essay stood in for all that has gone wrong for the world and right for the Chosen One. Below the fold, I read between the pixels...

Look at Salman Butt's face. Just look at it! You are a sad man, he is saying. One who doesn't even know a Cricket ball from a weapon of mass destruction. They are one and same, YO!
Is he about to play Bacci? And look at the smirk on the kid's face; that little punk is the son of some sorry ass General, I am sure.
I gotta say that he has excellent form. He does. Shoulder is straight, passion in the eyes. A straight shooter!
While he is flexing, the world is picking its nose. No, really. Look.
Contrast, if you will, the concentration on his face with the smugness of the wicket-keeping kid. A KID!! IS SMUG ON THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD!
You cannot tell me that the bowler [reports say Inzi himself!] did NOT hit him on purpose. I refuse to believe it.
There you have it folks. My next tshirt.


History : Other Ahem! | March 05, 2006

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Ahistoricality | March 05, 2006

It's almost like he's daring us to make fun of him for something silly, so he can get away with some really serious shit while we're being snarky, or whine about how mean those pesky Democrats (and other non-Republicans) are. That last picture is just eerie. Like a nightmare about an old-school teacher with a paddle and a leer....

desiknitter | March 05, 2006

Great photo analysis. But tell me, why didn't they think it necessary to even put bails on the wicket? I'm shuddering at the thought of SRT or Waugh winking at the camera that way after scoring a century..

Morcy | March 05, 2006

I can't stop staring at that ludicrous belt of his. I wonder how long he's practised bowling to get a form like that, though. then again, aping is his forte.

Sluggish Slug | March 05, 2006

Ah, but what would Dire Straits think of the title "Sultans of Swing" being used to this end?

Rebecca | March 06, 2006

Manan, these are great! I'm passing them on to my whole family. :)

Sin | March 07, 2006

You know, it's not like I've ever been massively fond of cricket (I know, weird for a desi guy, it must be the gay thing), but I feel an even greater distaste for it now, having seen Bush with a balla.

huma | March 09, 2006

oh god, that nose picking pic and caption had me falling off the chair, literally.

Qalandar | March 27, 2006

Don't you think Dubya looks like an older version of Ponting?

sepoy | March 27, 2006

Yep. I said the same thing to meself.

roshni | May 30, 2009

only salman butt is cute

maira | March 25, 2011

ohemgee.. 2006!