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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Proteas in Saharanpur

Report on the doings of the South African team, in Saharanpur to attend a wedding.


  • The players were welcomed at a grand gathering at the BR Ambedkar Stadium, where the cricketers, donning tikas and traditional turbans, swung to the tunes ‘mere desh ki dharti’ and ‘vande mataram.’

    Wrong choice of songs? "Dil Pardesi ho gaya" might worked...

    By Blogger vishnupavan, at 16:44  

  • I have been to Saharanpur many many times, and there was not even a half decent hotel there. OK, my last visit was in June 2004, but if a new hotel was being built, my relatives would have told me about it.
    So where the F did they stay and how did they brushed their teeth?
    Closest place where they would have got a decent hotel would be Dehradun, and that is about 2 hrs drive.
    Wonder why they are not complaining now...

    By Blogger santa_from_NJ, at 16:49  

  • prem,
    i was just reading the photo article where our president APJ Abdul Kalam answered questions asked by the kids on children's day.

    AWESOME READ!!! kudos to the Rediff team....

    if u guys r wondering where this is, here is the link...


    By Blogger Mayur, at 16:58  

  • At least, now, the Proteas will understand what India is all about. In spite of bitching about everything, we still treat them like Gods. Lesser people would have given back in kind a long time ago.
    Everything's not about mineral water.

    By Blogger Toney, at 17:06  

  • well said toney

    By Blogger suraj, at 17:13  

  • toney: that too after the defeated india in the first ODI... hey no one can beat desi hospitality...

    By Blogger Mayur, at 17:14  

  • next ODI...

    Dravid retired hurt... out for next year... Shewag/Kaif to captain

    By Blogger malluu_hates_effemi_drvaid, at 17:24  

  • here too!

    come on - u are not mallu

    u are tami logged under different name

    down with mallu/tami!!!
    down with mallu/tami!!!
    down with mallu/tami!!!
    down with mallu/tami!!!

    By Blogger suraj, at 17:29  

  • suraj,
    :), the style of his handle is a dead give away. And he doesnt know how to spell Dravid too
    malluu_hates_effemi_drvaid: Nice try

    By Blogger Toney, at 17:31  

  • Yeah toney,

    I say- tami retired hurt (badly bruised and broken ribs) by Suraj's bouncers

    out for 60 mins

    comes back as mallu and clean bowled again!!!

    down with mallu/tami!!!
    down with mallu/tami!!!
    down with mallu/tami!!!
    down with mallu/tami!!!

    By Blogger suraj, at 17:33  

  • toney,

    the coward shifted posts now!!!

    By Blogger suraj, at 17:34  

  • Go to Delhi Tami / Mallu - coz Bhai temple is there ---- and like a true tami do not attempt Hindi

    By Blogger Rakesh, at 17:40  

  • look at this they went from hyderabad to saharanpur in north and they will play in banglore.
    if schedule were like this say hyderabad then in faisalabad and then to banglore they would have cried out loudly.
    sahara people or parivar wastes money like no other business group.

    By Blogger MAHER, at 17:49  

  • Mayur,

    Before we start patting ourselves on the back about our hospitality, here are a few things to consider:
    - would we have accorded the same 'hospitality' to a black team, say from the Windies?
    - this 'hospitality' is being sponsored by the Sahara group. And where does their money come from? From their consumers like you and me. I'd say this money and 'hospitality' is best spent on more important things.

    I hope I'm not the only one to be disgusted by the whole thing.

    By Blogger Salman's Shirt, at 19:28  

  • You_Southies_are_regional_Fanatics.And_Prem_is_The_Leader...All_you_guys_Suck_Big_Time


    By Blogger Bharat_Mata, at 04:42  

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