25 October, 2020

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Rules Of Cricket

By Mahesan Niranjan

Prof Mahesan Niranjan

Prof Mahesan Niranjan

The rules of the game

have been refined and updated;

even unknown to our star

cricketer of Mother Lanka.

 

Forgiveness, the rules define

is begged from the wronged

when full of remorse

and felt from the heart.

When expressed unreserved,

loud and clear by offender,

claiming his guilt

and wanting to move on,

we shall refrain from

calling it a chucker.

 

But think of a man,

surrounded by guns,

evicted from home,

ridden in colourless van,

and hung against gravity.

His bones broken

by boots and batons,

and rifle butts of the bully,

spiced up for pleasure,

with curry powder on willy.

 

Demand of this man,

“Forgive, or be gone;”

The umpire shall call:

“That is a no ball!”

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    Ha ha! excellently well put! I also thought that comment about the thirty or so grieving mothers — and is that really the truth–was really a little bit off- not cricket.

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    Good one Niranjan! you score a 6 for this. Like to see more poetic expressions.

    The Chucked chuckled the Mahinda formula. Dump them suckers with roads and development they will be A OK. And the cucker said, “Yeh” it is much better now. 1000% than. before I could not even go there. Now I can !

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      This time it’s not a Doc but a Proff.Hey CT are you involved in operating a Doc&Proff manufacturing plant?Anyway no problem as long as there are defeated Tamil terrorists to provide them with much needed employment.
      Hey proff how about a 20/20.You may have your own umpire.But remember that it is our bats and balls!

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        (゜゜)~ You may have your own umpire.(゜゜)~

        Sevela Amude Silbaaa, Max{I mum} vol,{kuudu},

        Ping Pong is in China but here at Manchester
        before you blink your balls go Ding Dong.

        0:3

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    Dear Prof. Niranjan,

    One team does not like to play limited over matches and does not want to change the ball even if it is disfigured and out of shape. They also do not want International Umpires nor they want UDR. On the positive side they are agreeable to play day and night,under good and bad weather conditions and on green, brown and muddy wickets.

    The Professional

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      The Professional,
      You are absolutely correct.The word “International”is anathema to us.Those playing against us will have to play by our rules.Otherwise we will take the bats & balls,leaving the field.Right this very moment,our new found friend James Packer is training our umpires.WE have a dream.That is Packer’s dream!

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    Tamils are a very jealous lot. Tamils are jealous of Sri Lanka winning the war and having peace.

    They can’t stand it.

    Tamils will be the ultimate losers of their hatred.

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      You wont say this if the grieving party is the majority. Why do all the Sri Lankan mothers and father who lost their loved ones in 2 bishanya in the south are keeping quite ? have they forgiven the murderous regimes or they dont have the will to fight ? or they have accepted this is how life in Sri Lanka !

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      Will President Rajapaksa Expand Horizons For The Tamil People? Neville Jayaweera, 3 November 2013, https://www.colombotelegraph.com/index.php/will-president-rajapaksa-expand-horizons-for-the-tamil-people/

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      Tamils are wondering why Sri Lanka is very easy to defeat. The problem with Sri Lanka is they don’t know whether they are winning or losing.

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      Tamils used to say never trust the thambia and vadakkathyan.

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        Muslims used to say never get close to a demala let alone trust him.

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    Didnt think much of the poetry.The subject, however, is clear enough-better in prose perhaps?

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    This reminds me of one of those beauty pageants where there was a Indian beauty who had to answer the final question which was “ What would you do with all the money you might win today” to all our surprise she said “ I will build more cricket grounds”….Man, she lost the crown…..What a dumb thing to say when millions of Indians live in slums. This is one of those Chucker moments playing to the state media.

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      (゜゜)~ What a dumb thing to say when millions of Indians live in slums.(゜゜)~

      Goodness is the Greatest,

      “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU”,

      Arise! Awake!

      I’m terribly sorry, but your Nerdvana has run over your dogma.

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    as a Singhalese I am ashamed of that chucker of the dubious action talking nonsense for the visiting PM.
    Do any of you know that this chucker is given 5000 fertile land on a protected national park in NW province by the govt to grown Bananas with partnership of a US based DOle company. (don’t call it a Banana republic)

    then his brother was caught importing 3 container loads of 95% alcohol contents of Ethyl alcohol giving false documents for the customs and there is a pending case at the Colombo magistrates courts and anyone can guess the verdict???

    http://www.col3negnews.com/2013/11/muralis-brother-fined-rs-15m.html

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    Because we are a very decent, very human group of people, and we have had a vibrant civilization for 2500 years, and what whe have is a vibrant democracy, and ….

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      What!!!
      A vibrant democracy?
      My foot.
      The only thing I know that is vibrating here is Nonis’
      You-know-what.

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      If 2500 years of civilization could not civilize you I don’t know who can help. Keep vibrating until yo collapse. That is the best thing that you can do.

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    Only a very intelligent person can write such a short and sharp verse bringing the truth of 65yr-conflict

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    But in todays Sri Lanka, the umpire, like most of our lawyer vultures, can easily be bribed to refrain from calling it a no ball. Failing which,he can be easily persuaded by sending the White Van after him.

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    In Sri Lanka, the Rules of Cricket can easily be changed for just five ripe DOle bananas. Or even an appointment as deputy Minister licking postage stamps.

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    A Clown has written a poem .

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      Don’t say he is clown, You Sinhala Buddhist modayas ruin your country and mine. Murali mad idiot he pray mahinda and his goons becos he too clever, his and bros business deals. Whole world know this, he will pay his dues soon. He must kneel down beg all tamils forgive his sins….
      AS long Sinhala Buddhist modayas sit on their brain mahinda will for u all lot….

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        well there was a time you could have threatened me you coolie and you could have threatened Murali and may be even have taken his life. Not any more you pig you and your like has been castrated . now run around sucking cammorans nuts .

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      pl read it again

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      Says a fatherless MORON who doesn’t understand the language.

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        says a stateless asylum seeing coolie

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          (゜゜)~ stateless asylum seeing coolie(゜゜)~

          Abe the amude ;^)

          I believe you missed his chair!

          Everything has a concept go fool yourself thinking you are about to croak.

          O:-)

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    Did his drinking mate Selva pen this, while Niranjan was on Peroni ???

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      Not really but the other Polgaha friend like Kotalawala story goes. ;)

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    politics is a mad dog and it will bite you!

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    This is a definite sixer from Niranjan. Thought it appears that the Cucker Cuckced his brains out in this; We learn here that he did not. He got a Banana Estate. So let us not laugh.

    But what about the Tamil Captains right after Independence who chose to chuck out 1 million estate Tamils of their citizen ship in Sri Lanka. What did they get in return ?

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