Talking Cricket




Maulay noo maula na maraay te maula na-ii mardaa

Translation: No one can kill maula but maula himself.

There aren’t many dialogues from the Pakistani film industry that are as popular as the dialogues from Bollywood or Hollywood motion pictures. But the old Punjabi feature film ‘ Maula Jutt’ had all the elements that makes a Pakistani commercial film a big success. It had dances in the rain, ugly looking villains and a much uglier male protagonist, a fat cow for a heroin/ female lead actress and more rain dances. But the thing which made Muala Jutt a big big success was its dialogues. Even a non Punjabi speaking guy like me enjoyed every bit of it.

I remember the time when I was watching the movie, it made me both weep and laugh but on scenes where I was not suppose to laugh or cry respectively. The fat guy sitting besides me asked in Punjabi ‘ tussi film wheknay aaaye ho, kee kernay aye ho ?’ translation ; ‘Are you here to watch the movie or what?’ my humble reply was ‘ mai kee kernay aya hoo !! ‘im here todo the kee

Anyway the reason that I’m sharing all of this is not because I ve dropped the idea of becoming a telecom engineer but to become a film critic. Although the other job suits me well but I am telling you all of this because the above mentioned dialogue can so be related to the current sports scenario. The other day a friend of mine asked me the most popular question of the season.

Who killed uncle Bob?…………………. No 😛

Is Ali Zafar really Gay? …………………yes, he is but that’s not the question.

When Ash and Abhishek are getting married?……………….who gives a shit !! And again wrong question.

Amir or Sharukh the better actor? ……………..am I on Coffee with Karan with no jauhar.

Okay the question is WHO WILLWIN THE WC-2007?? I repeat WHO WILLWIN THE WC-2007??

My answer:

Maulay noo maula na maraay te maula na-ii mardaa


Yes, No one can beat Australia but Australia itself. Yeah yeh cricket is by chance and shit. The team that will better perform on the respective day will take the trophy home. But the fact will remain that there is no better team than Australia in the cricketing world today and you need to get another Australian team that can challenge the first team.

7 Responses to “Talking Cricket”

  1. 1 lubz
    April 23, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Mr. Punjabi Movie critic/ Cricket critic, I think predicting waay before the finals wont be such a good idea. Once upon a time, There was West Indies who had more fame and glory than current Austrailan team but now they’re dust. Maybe to defeat Austrailia, we don’t need another Austrailian team, just a ‘bit’ more polished Irish team. This new Irish kid around the block gonna be one hell of a shocker some day very soon!

  2. April 23, 2007 at 11:50 am

    I am not predicitng anythng dear 🙂 im just saying that there is no better team in the world today thn Australia and even if some how they are unable to win the WCUP they will still be the no # 1 team and nothing can change that.

    As far as the past of the Windies is concerned. They were good but statistically Aussies are better and Windies only had superstars at that time and thething whic make maula; maula is the system that aussies follows. That is system win them tournaments. Winning is their habbit and not thier requirement.

  3. April 28, 2007 at 5:50 am

    If you refer to today’s DAWN, You will find 11 reasons Why Sri Lanka should win the World Cup 🙂

    No doubt, at the moment Australia rocks but dont understimate Sri Lanka :).

  4. April 28, 2007 at 8:29 am

    Im with Srilanka like everyone aswell. I want the under dawgzz to win but that wont change the fact that Aussies rox and bullshit (other teams) walks.

  5. April 28, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    Looking at the current scenerio… I think again, Australia is going to take away \the World cup from us 😦

  6. April 29, 2007 at 10:20 am

    m I an asian :S

    no wonder we lost again 😛

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