You have to love the Parsees. Whatever they do, they look cute! It’s a corporate fight for the right to control business worth billions of dollars. With so much at stake, a few threats, murders, and who knows, even a change in government may not be too surprising.
But Parsees alone can make it look like a fight for the window seat. Or this-
Ratan: Cyrus, you get out man! You are not making any runs!
Cyrus: No, I will not throw away my wicket.
Ratan: But, you are just wasting balls…
Cyrus: Don’t get me started on that. My strike rate is better than your career average.
Ratan: Those were different days. Now you have to play Test matches, like it’s T-20.
Cyrus: And you think you will do better?
Ratan: You have played four overs. The required run rate is climbing, and you are taking singles.
Cyrus: The required run is too high because of all those balls you ‘well left’ outside off stump earlier.
Ratan: But I was an opener, I have to fend off the initial attack. I went ‘retired hurt’, so you can score faster.
Cyrus: You cost us two big run outs too later. I don’t know why did you even attempt those?
Ratan: I am the captain, I know better. Shut Up!
Cyrus: You are acting captain, when you are too old to even coach.
Ratan: The bat is mine.
Cyrus: I have my own bat.
Ratan: The team is mine.
Cyrus: My father is also a co-owner.
Ratan: I will throw him out too.
Cyrus: You are a cheater.
Ratan: You are dumb.
Cyrus: But the rules…
Ratan: I changed them…
Cyrus: But this is not fair….
Ratan: I don’t care…
And it goes on and on and on. Players, umpires and audience watch- for this is one of the biggest rivalries in India’s history, at one of the most revered teams with a history of over a hundred years. #VeryMature
These are two cuddly bears trash talking each other, without lifting as much as a finger.
Remember, Mukesh & Anil fighting? It was like mud wrestling, with everyone’s father, mother and uncle dragged into it.