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Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
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Sharmila Tagore

I wish we had not instituted the Pataudi trophy. These blokes are scared of fast bowling and cannot even catch a cold in the slips.

Sharmila Tagore
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Sharmila Tagore
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Hectic activity, both on the cricket and the film front. What a thrashing for the Indian team in England. I wish we had not instituted the Pataudi trophy. These blokes are scared of fast bowling and cannot even catch a cold in the slips. ‘Tiger’ could blast fast bowlers with just one eye. The super-rich Dhoni and his gang, well protected in knight-like armour, can only poke and prod outside their off stumps and get out. Batting and slip fielding was a tragi-comedy.

Some lessons for the BCCI. Alastair Cook thanked his wife in public for standing by him, urging him not to quit and fight back. That was real courage. Where was Sakshi? In the malls buying up everything while MSD was dropping catches and propping up idiots like that Jadeja guy who only deserved the ‘Mooch-Twirler Award’! I am told Anushka was making Virat run around the trees trying to catch her in the English gardens till he had no stamina left. ‘Tiger’ would not have tolerated such nonsense. And what is that Ravi Shastri going to do with the fancy title of ‘Director’ besides being in every single BCCI pie? He is more adept in coloured clothing and at ‘night games’. Once he asked me to get him a role in Hindi films, he would play only the hero and fire tracer bullets. I agree he would have made a nice pillar in a Roman amphitheatre movie set. This was not the cricket Tiger played

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