Statutory Warning: I am not the poet of this poem.

I liked this delightful poem on the present state of affairs of our cricket stars (?).

It is a copy paste job from a FB friend’s page by permission. Read and smile:

Cricket’s Agnee-phut!
The Nawab of Najafgarh, Virender
Wearing a halo, went to Down Under.
He will, we thought, pulverise the Aussies
… And make mincemeat of the Husseys
But alas Virender, what an abject surrender!

Gautie, the Team’s new ‘groom,
Will surely push the Aussies to their doom
But poor Gautam is no more the same,
Gambhir…..’tis only in his name.
The guy’s still dreaming of his bedroom!

Here,, he walks in, Dravid, the Wall,
Amidst ruins, he stands quite tall!
Grim faced, determined, he faces the Aussie,
But, Jammy, it’s a different cuppa tea!
The Wall crumbles, heralding his fall.

There comes Sachin, with a heart so large,
The Masterblaster, cool, collected, fully in charge.
Its gotta be today, the crowd roared!
With bated breath we waited, hopes soared,
But the Hundredth 100? Sachin’s still chasing the mirage!

Old man Laxman, he’s plodding along,
And ambles for a run, as if it’s a Walkathon!
Team India expected a miracle,
But VVS landed us in a debacle
He’s still surviving on his 2-8-1.

Dashing, debonair, young Virat Kohli,
Team India’s future performing flea!
Expected fireworks with his batting,
But Virat went shopping and go-karting!
Psst! he’s three bags full of Fair & Lovely!

Mahi! Mahi!, our Desi fans gasped!
Like Hanuman, he strode, propeller a-clasped!
How sad, Siddle, Hilfie and Patt stole the thunder,
Helicopter crashed, its wreckages, asunder!
The Dhoni balloon burst, yet another chance lapsed!

Zak, Ishant, Umesh and Ashwin,
Our pace men and one with a spin,
Poor guys, they bowled their hearts out,
But the Aussies stood their crease, firm an’ stout,
The quartet not good enough to Win.

The AGNEEPATH series, still on, but
The fire has long been put out.
Our Wizards of the Willow reduced to Ash,
What remains is the final whitewash.


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  1. kumarendra mallick says:

    I feel bad for our good players… please say a good word and inspire them. I feel sorry for the selectors for ignoring Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan. Giving chance to new players is good, but it should be done carefully and with good consideration. Raina is a good plaer, so is Rohit Sharma. They need to be nurtured!!

    Kumarendra Mallick, Hyderabad
    Jan 19, 2012

  2. J S BROCA says:

    Dear Mallickji,thanks for your valuable comments.I agree that our good and consistent players need to be encouraged and motivated to do better.Yes,the younger generation too needs to be taken care of and trained well to give their best,

    J S Broca
    New Delhi
    19th Jan 2012

  3. ramesh anand says:

    Broca Sir, I enjoyed your Kite article very much. Maanja Occasions used to be a special summer ritual during my school days. I used to visit Triplicane ( Hub for Kiting ) near Marina Beach, 20 Kms away from my house, to buy those special items to prepare maanja. You have taken me back to my kiting days.

    I ejoyred reading your cricket posting as well. Where have you gone last few months? We really missed you and there was a surprise special package of Humour articles from you in the last edition.

    Keep posting regularly Sir.

    Ramesh Anand, Malaysia
    Jan 20, 2012

  4. J S BROCA says:

    Dear Ramesh ji,thanks a lot for your response.Yes for some time I have been away from Muse because of being busy with academic pursuits -teaching MBA students as a Visiting Faculty in a few colleges here.Preparing lectures,notes,setting up question papers,checking answer sheets etc takes plenty of time.On week ends or on holidays I catch up with my creative pursuits.You can always visit my blog :”Broca’s Doodle Pad” (search on Google) and read my postings there.I am also now on Face Book.You can join me there as a friend,if you feel like.Here is link to my blog as well:

    Keep reading and offering your valuable comments.Wish you as well, all the very best in your creative pursuits.

    J S BROCA, New Delhi
    Jan 21, 2012

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