HAIL BREVITY

A short column about a short game.

UPDATE. Harbhajan Singh – the intemperate Sikh warrior of Peter Roebuck’s dreams – has been banned for 11 matches after making his Indian teammate cry.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/28/2008 at 01:49 PM
    1. Bravo.

      Posted by mojo on 2008 04 28 at 02:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Agh!

      Cricket.

      Again.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 04 28 at 03:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Slapping is an improvement on the kisses and hugs the Australian Test team give each other.

      Posted by ann j on 2008 04 28 at 05:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. At last, cricket has adapted into a form that is more exciting than baseball, and so should draw big crowds to a competition in the US.
      Those US cheer girls are simply getting familiarised.
      As for H.Singh, the ICB have finally reacted to an insult to one of their own players strangely differentl;y to how they behaved over the insults to Andrew Symonds, inside and outside the fence.. Racism??

      Posted by Barrie on 2008 04 28 at 07:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. I dunno, 20/20 is just cricket for the masses.

      Posted by Nic on 2008 04 28 at 07:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. I think expectations to see longer columns reflect unrealistic societal expectations for which the media is to blame. A short column is generally nothing to be ashamed of.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 04 28 at 07:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. The problem with 20/20 is that much like masturbating it doesn’t prepare you for the real thing.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2008 04 28 at 08:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. They should make more play of the auction stage of the tournament.  Contrast how dull and turgid say, the Brownlow Medal count is, with the IPL auction where team managers actually declare a dollar value as to how good they think each player is.  I predict the auction will soon outrank any of the awards night ceremonies of sport.

      Posted by anthony_r on 2008 04 28 at 08:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. #7, unless you’re a teenage boy and you need to do something to aid your, ah… longevity…

      Posted by anthony_r on 2008 04 28 at 08:14 PM • permalink

 

    1. Then there’s the weather to take into account.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2008 04 28 at 08:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. #7 Wham Bam Thank you Mam.
      Three-minute sex ‘adequate’: experts

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 28 at 08:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. Three minute sex adequate? Does that include showering and a smoke afterwards?

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2008 04 28 at 08:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. #12
      and close inspection under a bright light

      Posted by Pickles on 2008 04 28 at 09:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. #13 for colitoral damage? Or the need for “peniscillin”?

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 28 at 09:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. #12 In Manila the bar girls talk about Japanese customers as being 3 x 3. That is, 3 Inches, 3 seconds, 3000 pesos.

      Posted by Nic on 2008 04 28 at 10:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. Laugh, laugh, laugh, more please. Infidel, I hope you’re not giving too much away there.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 04 28 at 10:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. Update: boo-fucken-hoo.

      Posted by kae on 2008 04 28 at 11:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. #16 – I’m not giving away too much, but every 10th one is free.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2008 04 28 at 11:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sreesanth deserves a Logie nomination for that dive.It was a performance that any Italian soccer(aka football) player would envy.

      Posted by Lew on 2008 04 28 at 11:48 PM • permalink

 

    1. Singh should have had his pay cut too, the nasty little prick that he is.
      Stop his wages, and make him “singh” for his supper!

      Posted by jorjac on 2008 04 28 at 11:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. How on earth is Harbijan going to support his family of nine now?
      Spanky will be beside himself.

      Posted by Harold on 2008 04 29 at 12:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. #21 Easy on Roebuck, or you might attract the attention of his fan club president.

      Then we’ll have to plod through those indeterminately long passages of gaseous bile.

      As Tim has noted, it’s interesting that it’s mainly Aussies creating the excitement in the Indian 20/20.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 04 29 at 01:17 AM • permalink

 

    1. 20 – he has forfeited all match payments as well, for the WHOLE tournament.  That’s gotta hurt!

      Interesting to see some Indian fans now doubting their support for this evil little prick against Symonds.  funny how he has finally copped some punishment after attacking his own teammate at national level.

      Didn’t see what happened, but crying?

      As Tom Hanks kinda said:

      “THERE’S NO CRYING IN CRICKET!!!”

      FFS

      Posted by peter m on 2008 04 29 at 02:42 AM • permalink

 

    1. Sreesanth should have been banned as well for being such a pussy over a little bitch slap.  What a wuss.  I can imagine the sledging that is going to dog him for the rest of career.

      Posted by brian_smaller on 2008 04 29 at 03:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. Big man on campus biatch-slapped the biggest wuss in the league. Try that shit with Haydos, Mr Cricket or Roy and see how far you get. Roy would hit Singh so hard, he’d have to stick his toothbrush up his arse to clean his teeth.

      Posted by CB on 2008 04 29 at 03:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. The ban will cost him £370,000 in match fees. Cripes, that’s a lot in rupees. maybe the 11 family members he is supporting on his ‘subsistence wages’ can get off their own dates and find a job.

      Posted by Nic on 2008 04 29 at 03:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. 20/20 is simply another manifestation of the rapidly impending decline of Western civilisation.

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 04 29 at 04:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. #26 Please be more culturally sensitive!!!! The sum in question is a little under 300 lakh, or 3 crore, of rupees

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 04 29 at 04:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. #27; what are some of the other manifestations?

      Posted by cohenite on 2008 04 29 at 05:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. #28, lol. Yes, I shouldn’t have used the culturally insensitive monetary measurement of the snow queen.

      Posted by Nic on 2008 04 29 at 05:18 AM • permalink

 

    1. #29…the freak show on the Treasury bences in Canberra, for starters!!!

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 04 29 at 05:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Nic…..surely you mean the Snow Queen!

      Posted by Rod C on 2008 04 29 at 05:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. #26 precious petal shrinks.

      Posted by stackja1945 on 2008 04 29 at 08:02 AM • permalink

 

    1. Harbajhan Singh – what a tosser. $750K lost for one slap.

      I haven’t watched the IPL, possibly because I blinked and it was over.

      Posted by John A on 2008 04 29 at 09:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. Harbajhan Singh – what a tosser. $750K lost for one slap

      I’d normally suggest that Singh’s greatest loss was not the $750K but his integrity.  However, RollerBoy has and never has had an ounce of integrity.

      Posted by murph on 2008 04 29 at 09:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Roy would hit Singh so hard, he’d have to stick his toothbrush up his arse to clean his teeth.

      I’d pay money to see that.

      Posted by murph on 2008 04 29 at 09:20 AM • permalink

 

    1. Given that Tim mentioned Peter Roebuck, I have to ask was Sreesanth naked? Was it Singh “coaching” him?

      Posted by rob w on 2008 04 29 at 09:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. Good call Rob.

      Posted by murph on 2008 04 29 at 11:58 AM • permalink

 

  1. Speaking of Spanky,where is he? His most recent “contribution” seems to have been as long ago as 10 March 2008.Even his website seems to have died in the arse months ago.An attempt to contact the site editor Callum Twomey to enquire as to the health of the great man met with no success.

    Posted by Lew on 2008 04 29 at 07:50 PM • permalink