Deep Backward Point

Blog against the machine.

The Banned Sri Lankan World Cup Song

I had saved this story away during the World Cup, but never got around to posting it. It’s still funny. A Sri Lankan World Cup song, billed as the “Official National Cheer” for the team,¬†was pulled by broadcasters after their president said it was offensive:

“Come on, come on,” runs the song, urging supporters to raze West Indies coconut trees, break the jaws of sharks in New Zealand, melt the snow on Indian mountains, and feed bird food to kangaroos in Australia.

It promises that the Sri Lankan side will shake the roof of the “English palace” – presumably Queen Elizabeth’s residence – and “will shatter the roof of heaven” with their sixes.

I have a feeling that if all the snow on Indian mountains melted, Sri Lanka would be submerged. Just saying.


The Post-Tendulkar Era

UPDATE: As CricSis blogger Shridhar Jaju pointed out in the comments, Jaidev Unadkat beat Abhinav Mukund to this distinction.

A new era has begun. Abhinav Mukund will open the batting today against West Indies.

Why is Abhinav Mukund special? He is the first Indian Test player to have been born after Sachin Tendulkar made his debut. There will be many more, but he is the first.

Abhinav Mukund

Abhinav Mukund, born January 6, 1990. 52 days after Sachin Tendulkar's debut