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Too high after Amsterdam?

cricket Updated: Jun 06, 2013 00:25 IST
Rohit Bhaskar
Rohit Bhaskar
Hindustan Times
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Unintentional humour often works best. Sometimes words you say take an altogether different meaning.

During AB de Villiers' press conference, there was a moment of hilarity. One that brought uncontrollable laughter from all.

A little background first. South Africa warmed up in Amsterdam — famous for legalised marijuana, hash bars and a varied range of psychedelic magic mushrooms — playing a match against Holland.

They thrashed the Dutch, but in their warm-up versus Pakistan, they fell to a six-wicket defeat. This prompted a journalist to ask if they were a tad relaxed. "The game against Pakistan, there's a possibility that everybody was a little bit too high after five days in the Netherlands," he said, at which point, waves of laughter spread all across.

He then corrected himself, and said he was actually hinting at a touch of over-confidence creeping into the dressing room.