Saturday, March 05, 2011

The West Indies Get Stoned

No no...not that kind of stoned.

Turns out that us desis have been at it again, going all apeshit over cricket
Last night the West Indies hammered Bangladesh by defeating them by 9-wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. The match was at Dhaka, and the Bangladeshi crowd were, less than thrilled. So they attacked the West Indies team bus by throwing rocks at it.

Here's the story at cricinfo

Now don't get me wrong, anytime people get attacked, its a serious matter and given what happened with the Sri Lankan cricket team 2 years ago in Lahore, The WIndies had every right to be terrified. But surprisingly, hilarity ensued.

Chris Gayle (pictured above) took to Twitter to vent his frustration.

henrygayle (Chris Gayle)

"This is some bullshit.....Bangladesh stoning our bus!!! Freaking glass Break!!! This is crap,can't believe..what next bullets!!!! Kiss teeth"

Kiss teeth? No doubt some colorful Carribean expression or maybe Gayle has some unusual ways of expressing anger.

He follows up with

"This is ridiculous!!! Damn!!! W Cup with so many security an this happen!! Big Joke!!! Trust me I'm not keen here!!! Av players lay flat!!!

I love how Gayle types exactly how his Carribean accent would sound.

The Bangladesh authorities were quick to sort out the matter

"A Bangladesh police official said the fans had mistaken the West Indies bus for the Bangladesh bus. "The fans thought it was the Bangladeshi team bus and they hurled stones at it," Imtiaz Ahmed, deputy commissioner of police in Dhaka, told AFP."

Oh alright. That's fine. ...carry on then.

Mustafa Kamal, the Bangladesh Cricket Board president, apologised for the incident, but insisted that there was enough security in place. "We are sorry about the incident. This is the first time it is happening here," he said. "Now we will take extra care. Much more security measures will be taken care of."
Kamal said the stones did not come from inside the cordoned-off area, but from far away from the main road. "Enough and adequate security measures were in place," he said. "The teams were moving away from the ground to the hotel, and there were enough convoys. There were three buses: one was a dummy bus and the two others were the team buses. The entire route was cordoned off by the police, and the security was enough.
 Here's my question. Who do they convince to ride in the dummy bus?
"Hey dude, you wanna just ride in a bus for a while?"
"Sure! I love bus rides!"
"Ok cool. Just  pretend to be all cricketery. Oh and you might get shot at or rocks thrown at you. But the plan will have worked because only you will die"

Kamal was at the team hotel to meet both sets of players. "Normally we know our crowd, they are okay," Kamal said. "The match was undoubtedly much below the expectation, and the crowd was a little upset. They wanted to show their anger and frustration against the Bangladeshi boys." 

Yes. They wanted to show their anger and frustration against the Bangladeshi boys. So they attacked.....The West Indies. Bangladeshis = Angry, passionate but mostly confused between most dark skinned people.

However, Kamal rejected the notion that the miscreants were actually targeting the Bangladesh bus.

What the fuck yaar! Who do they really want to attack? Make up your damn mind.


Blogger uikhan said...

This some epic shit maan!

2:57 PM  
Blogger Farooq said...

Fun read!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Roshni said...

Lol I read that on BBC..funny how they tried to cover it up by saying the bengalis mistook it for bangladeshi team..JOKE.

6:27 PM  

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