The Hilarious Mr Sammy

Published: 25th March 2014 04:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2014 04:05 AM   |  A+A-

T20Diary.JPGIrrespective of his team’s fortunes or intensity required ahead of a title-defending campaign, West Indies’ skipper Darren Sammy has this remarkable way of making things look remarkably lighter. So when asked about his teammate Chris Gayle’s mindset ahead of the WT20, he coolly repli­ed: “I am not Jesus Christ. I don’t know what’s going on in his mi­n­d.” It wasn’t all. He sat on the chair in the pre­s­s conference room and be­gan whirling on it like a child at a park. Then, with covetous eyes, he rema­r­k­ed, “I’d love to take this home.” The very embodiment of Caribbeanism isn’t he?

Smoke and Art of Commentary

Right behind the press box on either end is the sm­oker’s zone  with a war­n­ing in bold, “Smoking causes heart attack and stro­kes.”  Not ju­st the jou­­r­­nalists, even a few pla­­y­e­rs-turned-co­m­men­t­a­t­o­r­s sneak in for a quick dr­ag or two. Frequ­e­ntly spotted are a pair, wh­o in their best of times got the smoke out of batsmen. One is a bicep-bu­l­ging, never unab­a­shed to fla­unt his machi­s­mo, spe­e­­dster, the other who reci­ted Shakespeare with the ch­erry. Well, they might do little good to their role-model image, but why de­n­y them that little puff, those little joys past their pl­aying prime? 

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