This blog is dedicated to the most incompetent, shameless (fill in with your favorite adjective) opener that India has ever produced, Mr. Akash Chopra. I doubt if his total score crossed 20 in all the 4 innings he played against Australia.
Had Mr. Akash been an Australian, with his severely limited talent, he might not have found a place in his school team. I wonder if he was taught in his academy that hitting the ball to the man in the second slip would fetch him quick runs.
He could consider changing his name to Akash chopra b Mcgrath, since that’s what the score card shows most of the times. At least that would save him from the ignominy of answering the press. There can be no second thoughts about his batting ‘abilities’. This blog is intended to reason out his inclusion into the team.
[Situation: The men in blue need one more man to fill the 11 member squad.]
Ganguly: We need another man now, Right now!! The match is about to start in 10 minutes.
John Wright: That’s impossible. We don’t have any reserve men.
G: We can’t play with 10 men can we?
JW: No. The article 213 section (II) of cricket doesn’t permit it.
G: Let’s go for a stroll. It’s noisy here and I can’t think.
[Outside the chinnaswamy stadium]
G: Hey you fool!! Can’t you cross roads properly? The red truck missed you by whiskers.
Mr. X: Oops!! It must be my lucky day. Sir, I am colour-blind. I can’t see anything red.
G (to himself): This is my man. If he can’t spot a big RED truck think of the cricket ball!! He would definitely score less than me and I would be spared of criticism.
JW: I know what’s going on your mind Mr. Ganguly I am strictly against it.
G: Keep quite Mr. Wright. Young man, you’re playing for India. What’s your name by the way?
Mr. X (in a state of shock): Akash Chopra.