September 13, 2007

Like gold

Bits of interest in my morning paper yesterday, offered with nothing but titular comment.


Gold in them dots -- but who said that?

Ajit Agarkar, interviewed by Amol Karhadkar in the Hindustan Times, September 12: "Bowling a dot [ball] is like gold." In fact, the title of the interview goes thus: "Bowling a dot ball is like gold in T20: Agarkar."

Shaun Pollock, interviewed by Nagraj Gollapudi in Cricinfo, September 12: "A dot ball in Twenty20 is like gold." In fact, the title of the interview goes thus: "A dot ball is like gold."


Dictionary says: "mischievous mid-30s woman"

This is actually a tragic story, a commentary of sorts on city life today.

From "Woman found naked on train dies in hospital two days later", HT September 12: "The unconscious woman in her mid-30s, who had traversed the 65-km distance between Titwala and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus without prompting any aid from commuters ... was found lying on CST's Platform No 8 on Tuesday. ... 'The railway staff and the home guard, who had helped the woman at Titwala, have identified her,' [DCP Vasant Koregaonkar] said, adding that she was an urchin."


Yes, but what about the bat and the ball?

From "India practise hit & giggle", HT September 12: "And then they had a short stint with the bat and ball before wrapping up the session with a quick go with the bat and the ball."

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