Saturday, September 02, 2006


...say the darndest things! Very recently the very respected Dean Jones spoke a little too much during the recent Sri Lanka vs South Africa series. He inadvertently called South African batsman Hashim Amla a terrorist!!

Dean Jones ended up being sacked instantly for that series and probably will be forgotten for a few more series to come.

Yesterday I was following the match between Andre Agassi and Marcos Baghdatis. This is going to be Agassi's last US Open and the home crowd was urging him on no end. The Cypriot was fighting this, Agassi's still consistent game and also injury, and was not doing too bad. He was down 2 sets and got 2 sets back. Towards the end of the fourth set, he won a real tight point and immediately the commentator went "Hey Baghdatis, you are doing ok and so is Iraq!". I tried hard but couldn't figure any reasonably close connection. The only possibilities that came to mind were:
1. US is continuing its war on Iraq. So, anybody "fighting" against someone from US, even in sports automatically becomes an Iraqi.
2. Baghdatis sounds like its been derived from Baghdad.

Either way, that was a weird comment!! shocked

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