23 Jun 2016


APPLICATION FORM FOR THE JOB OF TEAM INDIA'S HEAD COACH                                                   Image result for venkatesh prasad
Name: Venkatesh Prasad
Age:   46 years
If represented India: Yes

If yes, in what capacity: (Note: wrong answer will result in disqualification):
 Fast bowlerpace bowler, sorry .. gentle medium

Why do you think you are the right man to coach team India? :Because I've watched “Chak De India” 51 times in theatres  and 72 times on my laptop. Also know SRK’s "sattar minute" speech in the movie by heart.

Your opinion on DRS:  Don't know. Prefer RDS (Rawa Dosa Special).

Instances of aggression shown by you: (Mention any two)
(This question is at the instance of Saurav Ganguly)
·          Send off to Amir Sohail in Bangalore 1996.
     Shouted at a waiter in an Udupi restaurant once for serving me watery Sambar.

Best compliment received: From Anil Kumble "yard or two faster and you will be as quick as me".

As a coach what would you bring to the table:  My DELL Inspiron 

Achievements:   Have my name on Lord's roll of honors…Also on Venky's chicken rolls.

Technology in Cricket you prefer and why (tick any one)
Hawk eye                           Hot spot          Ultra slow motion ΓΌ
 Ultra slow motion . Because it  is inspired by my real time bowling speed.

Have you been convicted of any offences in India:
NO!!! Just accused of boring TV viewers to death with my commentary. 
Also 2 people died laughing when they heard me give tips on fast bowling to Dale Steyn in the IPL.

Please list three professional references:
Rajat Bhatia
Vinay Kumar                                             
Ashoke Dinda     

V Prasad


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1 Jan 2014


India lose a bilateral series to Pakistan 2-1.  
Rahul Dravid, India's  finest no.3 batsman gets the no.3 Civilian award.- Padmabhushan.

Mumbai Indians buy Glen Maxwell for $ 1million in IPL auctions. And later on  the Aston Martin and finally the media.

MS Dhoni scores a double century against Australia at Chennai.
Mohinder Amarnath disconnects his cable TV connection.

Cheteshwar Pujara scores a double century against Australia at Hyderabad. 
Dhoni becomes the most successful Indian captain with his 22nd Test win.
Mohinder Amarnath smashes his TV this time.

Virendar Sehwag loses his hair and subsequently his place in the team
Christopher Martin Jenkins, Jaywant Lele,  Rusy Surti. RIP

Shikhar Dhawan scores the fastest century on debut. 
After his miserable performance on the South African wickets, Darryll Cullinan would go on to call him "a flat track bully" 

(pic courtesy:deccanchronicle.com)

Chris Gayle scores 175 not out against Pune Warriors in IPL 2013 . Later appeares in a deoderant commercial urging viewers to 'score more'.

Sreesanth, is charged with spot fixing in IPL 2013. 
What is surprising is that he isn't accused of  cruelty after the investigations reveal what he had gifted his girlfriend. 
 A Blackberry.

Few years back Gautam Gambhir liked driving Malinga through the covers.
 2013 saw him 'like' the photograph of Dinda on Facebook.

Mumbai Indians win their maiden IPL title under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. 
Gavaskar continues to praise Tendulkar.

India win the Champions trophy against England.  Morgan and Bopara get dismissed at crucial junctures by Ishant Sharma. 
Morgan and Bopara contemplate retirement.

Arun Lal  messes up the presentation ceremony of the Tri series finals and forgets to announce winners.
Massive manhunt is on for the person who decided to send him for the presentation.
Arvind Kejriwal announces broom as the party symbol after India sweeps Zimbabwe 5-0, under the makeshift captain and Delhi boy Virat Kohli.

Mumbai Indians win the Champions League trophy under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. Sachin and Dravid play their last T20 matches. Gavaskar says Sachin is a great player for the 4578th time in 2013 alone.

Virat Kohli scores the fastest ODI centuy  by an Indian-off just 52 balls.

He also turned 25 this year.  One of the rare occassions when he has something less than 50 against his name.

Pune Warriors is ousted from the IPL by BCCI for non payment of the bank guarantee which means Ashoke Dinda will play for some other team. HELP!!.

Rohit Sharma becomes the only 3rd player in the world to score a double hundred in ODIs. Twitterati look for  other options to laugh at.

Azhar is offered  a role as the batting coach of Jammu and Kashmir.  Heard he was confident of fixing their batting woes.

Star Sports India made everyone speak in Hindi...except Allan Wilkins maybe.

Sachin announces retirement. Scores 74 in his last Test innings.
Everyone in India suddenly realised the opposition is a team called West Indies.

(pic courtesy:cricket-cup.blogspot.com)

Sachin  bids an emotional farewell.  Perhaps for the last time, Vinod Kambli feels shit about himself.

Bharat Ratna creates history. Gets Sachin Tendulkar this time.

Nepal qualify for the 2014 T20 World cup. Your neighbourhood watchman celebrates.

India win the ODI series against the West Indies. Shikhar Dhawan scores his 5th century of the year. Poonam Pandey says she will sport a moustache.

Quinton de Kock annhilates India with 3 centuries in as many matches. 
Anjum Chopra becomes the first cricket analyst to refer De Kock as "Quinton".

South Africa create history in the first Test match against India in Johannesburg. For the first time in  history, they don't lose after choking.  They manage a draw.

The images of the cracks at the WACA pitch during the 3rd Test match will haunt the cricket lovers for a long time.

(Pic courtesy: bbc.com)

Though Indian cricket fans are familiar with a similar surface


(Pic courtesy: The Telegraph)

Jacques Kallis announces retirement and scores his 45th Test match hundred in his farewell Test. There was more crowd when Rohit and Shami made their debut in India.

Stuart Binny gets selected for the New Zealand tour. For the first time he is not in news on account of Mayanti Langer.

Happy New Year to you all. Cheers.

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11 Sep 2013


Sachin Tendulkar's dipping form, and his recovery from surgery has created enough doubts in the minds of the cricket fans whether he will actually be able to get big runs on the tour of South Africa facing Dale Steyn &co

The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) on the other hand has left no stone unturned to ensure that Sachin gets to play his 200th Test Match in India and what's more, get some big scores too by squeezing in the India -West indies series to be played in India.

Before choosing a weaker West Indies bowling attack, we learnt that BCCI had pondered over other options too.

First,the BCCI prevailed upon ICC to award Bermuda a Test match status so that they could play a series against India which may have allowed Sachin to get to the ever elusive Test score of 300 and above.

BCCI had  also ensured that the portly Dwayne Leverock resigned from international cricket as they didn't want Leverock to display that sporadic brilliance when he caught Robin Uthhappa in that World Cup 2007 match.

Pic courtesy:i.telegraph.uk

Also under consideration was elevation of Team Canada to a Test Status. With names like Ashish Bagai and Balaji Rao would make Sachin extremely comfortable as if he was playing in Ranji and maybe score some big runs.

There have been mixed reactions to this announcement of the series against the West Indies with some  die hard Sachin fans saying this entire exercise would be a blot on the illustrious career of Sachin. 

On the other hand an ex official of the CBFS (Cricketers' Benefit Fund Series) in Sharjah said that this is a novel way of granting a benefit match for a player who is still playing and it may start a  whole  trend worldwide.

Meanwhile the fans of Lata Mangueshkar in  Mumbai staged a "dharna" outside the Yashraj Films Studios shouting slogans against Aditya Chopra for dropping Latadidi from "Jab Tak hai Jaan". The delegation also urged Aditya Chopra to take a leaf out of the BCCI's book and ask Rohit Shetty to make a film to enable Lata to sing in the background when the Boleros and Scorpios get blown away.

To express outrage, fans of Lata made effigies of Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra and burnt the effigy of the former. However, the fans decided not to burn the effigy of Uday Chopra as they thought that his  unburnt effigy had a potential of creating more damage.

Pic courtesy:www.satic.ibnlive.in.com

MNS (Maharashtra Navnirman Sena) is demanding that Sachin's 200th Test match be played in Mumbai at the Wankhede and not at the Motera or the Eden Gardens. There was news that the MNS chief Shri Raj Thackrey had demanded 1000 free  tickets to his workers. 

Nidhi Razdan condemned this act by Raj Thackrey and went on to break it on the Prime time that her channel had information that MNS were offering  20% discount on stadium tickets to the  locals. She alleged discrimination and said that why MNS was demanding discounts only for the locals when Sachin had fans all over the country.

Later it was discovered  that the discount of 20% which was offered, was actually by the clothing giant M&S (Marks and Spencer) and not MNS.

Nidhi Razdan was not available for comments as she was busy preparing for a chat show against Modi.

This post was published  with minor changes by "The Unreal Times" 

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