Three Idiots at Kotla
Before commencing with the article, one would like to thank Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani who are the creators of the title 'Three Idiots' which in itself is inspired by 'Five Point Something' by Chetan Bhagat. No 'ooh, so downmarket!' rolling credits for them in this piece.
- The ICC for actually condemning the
Ghotala Kotla pitch and threatening to take international matches away from the venue. The pitch had everything that could promote Cricket. As suggested in a piece somewhere else on this site about making the game popular in the US, the pitch was trying to celebrate the stark brutality of the game of cricket. Dilshan, Sanath being hit on the body was such a breathtaking scene. The pitch was also well suited for cricketers to show their 'true character' in an ODI when there has been so much talk of Test Cricket being the real test of a cricketer's true character. The passing the buck game played by Chetan Chauhan and Niranjan Shah on national TV was by far the better entertainment provided by ODI cricket than those 800+ run games. The ICC instead of lauding these valiant efforts of the DDCA and the BCCI to give excitement to the paying public, is trying to paint them in a poor light. This makes ICC Idiot # 1 in this episode.
- The CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal); If they had made a similar pitch, the Batti Buzao (Turn off the lights) scandal would never have taken place at the Eden Gardens. In addition it would be their own small contribution to the environment by saving electricity.
- The writer of this piece for inserting the namesakes of the title of this piece on top of the article. Surely VVC and Hirani won't bother about publicity on a small blog after their film's super success. Chetan Bhagat may actually go to a television channel citing this piece as another attempt to brazenly copy his work of art or he may actually mention this blog on his blog. On second thoughts, maybe I am not such an idiot after all :)
Oh and before I forget; wishing all ye a very happy and idiotic year ahead