21 October 2008

My cricket run (ins)

(I'm making unworthy blog posts now because I have way too much on my work platter and I don't even know where to start and I'm angry at people and things and I feel zonked and just all round pissy. So, a mental trip away - far from the madding crowd to forget this bog that I'm in.)

Okay - this piece of update is totally funny. I was out with my friends one night last weekend, and sat around watching while my friends played pool with some other guys. We all exchanged hellos and stuff with them - the usual polite & friendly routine that one does with strangers - talked some, laughed some.

I saw some guys walk up to the pool players with a camera, exchanged a few words, took a picture with them then left. "What was that!? Are you famous or something?" I joked. Someone else answered and said yes, he's a cricket player, don't you know him. I said no. no watch cricket. no understand. "'But can I take a picture just in case you're really famous?" I joked further. We laughed about it and took some pictures. Like so -Woke up the next day, and on my way to work, I saw this big poster of some cricket promo thingy on the back of a bus. And guess whose faces peered back at me?! That's right - the pool playing guys. Dayum! Turns out they really are famous. Absolute neatness!

(An update within an update: I couldn't remember their names the next day, but a friend here just told me that one of them is Chris Harris, the other one's name - anyone?)

The cricket loving guys in the office are going ga-ga over my luck. And badgering me for information on where I met them and how. But I'm not telling, I don't want everyone to go meet them and dilute the cuteness and exclusiveness of my experience. I will brag a bit first, and maybe then...

Despite spending a lot of time at airports and airplanes, I never get the luck to be in the same plane as a famous person, or the luck to catch a glimpse of a celeb, while all my friends seem to have had at least one celeb sighting or the other at some airport or the other. I remember Cousin Unreal once ran into Kapil Dev, and even got him to sign her butt when we were in college (Even though she'd never seen him play even once, and it may have been a piece of paper that he signed..memory hazy) :-D

Now fate, be kind to me and let me run into someone like...Gerard Butler! I can think of 300 undiluted things I'd do to him :P

11 comments:

Calliopia said...

Used to watch cricket on TV many years ago but I can't quite place these guys though they seem slightly familiar. Names please.
The only celeb I've ever seen live was Shobha De, and that was at a beach in Bombay (when Bombay was still Bombay). No time for a photo call or autograph sesh though

Jerusha said...

J - Just updated with a name, because I only know one name.

Eeee ka ziah theihnghilh chu, vai film a misualpa pakhat hi hmanah ka hmu tawh tak, kan piah ah a thu a, kan inhrilh ru a "saw misualpa" akn tia, a lo man deuh aniang, 'Hello' a ron tia, a rawn nui hmel sang. Cyrus Broacha hi ka hmu tawh a, hmuh nel nual chu an awm, mahse ka ngaihsan chi hi ka hmu khat. Tiang VJ etc hi chu a nep ka ti ve tlat. Achangtupa hmuh ni hi ka duh, and I would love to meet Shobha De!

Lucy said...

I think that if you are in India, your best chance of running into a celeb is to run into a Cricket player hehe.. I have met a couple of celebs. Let's see...

I met VVS Laxman...shy guy. I was there when a news channel was shooting an interview scene (Do they, normally??)with him and I think he was shaking. Perhaps, it was my presence that made him nervous :P

I've also met Anupam Kher. I actually spoke with him. Funny he does not look as sweet in real life as he does in movies.

I've seen the band members of MLTR up close but not personal :( Jascha Richter pawh hi a practice vel lai chuan a aw pawh a lo trial tho mai :D "I won't forget..." tih lai vel ah phei chuan a trial chho ruai ruai mai..An manager nen khan kan titi a ka lo kidnap ta lo kha a pawi a ni e :)

elvy Leivang said...

I wish it was me......

Jerusha said...

Lucy - hehe I'm guessing the Indian cricketer won't be as nice and genial as these two were. I'll bet they'll be prissy and stuck up, just a hunch of course. I haven't met any, besides that absolutely gross Pakistani cricketer.

Some friend also met Anupam Kher, she said he looks completely 'pink' in real life. I have seen Steven Tyler's butt up close, now I'm wondering if Steven Tyler's Butt and Anupam's face displays the same pink haha

Jascha chu ka hmu ve chhin chak mai mai, keichu Gerard Butler ka hmuh hunah ka kidnap ang! Saks ani mai haha

Elvy - I hriat bik hi ka ring lo eee! Enge tun atak a tu pawh cricket en ngai lo ho pawh hian in rawn intih hriat hlawm tak hi ka awih lo rere hehe

virgochhas said...

a chal a tle em mai...ti toh mai ang *hihi*

i met quite a few celebs while i was working at Udaipur...Rekha, Rohit Bal, one criketer (4got his name), Arjun Rampal (actually had a nice chat with him for about half an hour :D), one international footballer (clicked a pic with him...4got his name, Amos knows...lolz)...who elsee...mmm...can't remember...ka hmu ve treuh mai...

Jerusha said...

Arjun Rampal chu ka hmu chak ve mai mai khawp mai. Hmuh satliah ang hi chuan ka hmu nual tawh, mahse kan thrut chilh leh kawm hrep tham hi chu an vang ve lawm. Vai ho hi chu dawt sawi lo ah chuan, an chapo hma em a, vai celeb ho hi chu hnimhnaih pawh ka chak lo khawp mai.

Naupang^Fel said...

Hehe.. Chris Harris is a spinner you know...you're lucky that he did not spin you left and right. Bald though :P

Michael Fanai said...

Chris Harris hi chu New Zealand cricket team a khelh ve lai kha chuan ka ngaisang thin khawp mai tunah ka ngaisang vak tohlo tihna ni chuang lo in...a bowl dan te poh ka zir ve nasat thin kha mawle hahah

Jerusha said...

Ka nau - Spinner ho hian enge an tih ber pawh ka hre lo e a, mahse a rapthlak hmel khawp mai. Min lo spin nek mai ang tih chu a hlauhawm anih chu :)

Michael - haha Nang pawhin I lo hria a, ka nuihza zual telh telh, keimah leh virgochhas-i chiah hi kan bo fal anih hmel.

Lucy said...

My blog list tells me there's a new post but when I get here...I'm scratching my head..