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The continuing saga of BossDK and BiggBosST-8

by Bhaskar Khaund

Much has been made of BossDK’s propensity to somehow end up denying BiggBosST a century. To be fair on DK, it has never been by intent and has only ever been some sort of nervous and clumsy incompetence popping up at just the wrong points .Sometimes it’s not even that. Sometimes it has been as inexplicable as perhaps just the stars happening to be aligned in a particular way! As the following incident illustrates.

We enter the ground when BossDK is batting on 30. BiggBosST at the non-strikers end has 94 of the usual best. Now, stung by aforesaid hullabaloo on the matter, DK has resolved to ensure at any cost that nothing silly happens. He has been extremely careful. Especially now that ST is in the 90’s. Not a single has been run that could not safely have been a two or a three. And no twos have been taken, let alone any threes. Today it’s nothing but solid caution and eminent good sense all the way through.

So here is DK now facing this left arm seamer. Just before this, DK and ST have had a mid pitch meet. ST has asked DK to continue in the same watchful vein. DK has nodded his assent. Their understanding is legendary.

The ball comes in, slightly over pitched around off and middle. And DK plays an exquisite straight drive. It’s so straight it could almost rival ST’s off-the-field reputation. You can hear the sound of it smack off the fleshy middle of the blade. It sounds like music from the heavens.
But not to ST’s ears.
Because what has happened is this: the ball has brushed the bowler’s arm on his follow through and gone on to hit the stumps like a tracer bullet. Leaving ST who had been an inch outside the crease with no time to get back in or even ground his bat. It’s all over and done with in a flash.
ST is run out on 94.
We leave the ground marvelling at the ways of life. Some of us turn to drink and some to religion but all of us agree that they are strange and unaccountable. DK, however, is unlikely to be philosophising. He is mentally sizing up the drinks trolley.

8 comments:

Naked Cricket said...

If DK was a guitarist, he be Angst Young.

Mahek said...

I can't believe it took you 8 incidents to get to the oldest trick in the book!

Bhaskar Khaund said...

NC : And their partnership AC/DC ?

Mahek : That makes it three of us !

straight point said...

BK... you are masterly converting it into a classic cricket folklore... that will start with...

once upon a time there used to be a bossDK and a bigbosST...

Bhaskar Khaund said...

SP - shall try to give it a try :-)

Cricket Tragic said...

Oh, BK, cut the poor guy some slack! This was the funniest till now! Absolutely loved it! Can't w8 for the next one! :D

Bhaskar Khaund said...

Thanks Cricket Tragic ! About can't wait for the next one , not sure BiggBosST would agree ;-) Cheers

Cricket Tragic said...

Hehee, perhaps BigBosST couldn't take anymore of this so he decided to rest for the tri-series! :P