World Cup

hic cup

Australia wins the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003, defeating India by a huge margin. You could tell from the first ball of the day. Something was wrong with the planets, I tell you. Wide balls, no balls, dead balls doled out like blankets before election time. Fielders running after catches as if it was a slow motion love song in Mithunda's next movie. To top it all, Tendulkar and ilk playing shots even Anna Kournikova would dread to in her sport. Add to that, the formidable Aussies. I fell asleep during Ricky Ponting's batting - seeing him hit six after six got monotonous.


From 1:30pm, the roads of every Indian city, town and village will be empty. An eerie, desolate silence will mar the markets, bus stops, and every other public place. All that will be left in India today is... Every family sitting glued to their TV sets at home watching the India vs Australia World Cup 2003 finals!