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It is quite a comedown for him really.

india Updated: May 04, 2011 21:45 IST

It is quite a comedown for him really.

Yes, to think that the evasive emir was caught like a rabbit in the headlights after scaring the daylights out of all of us for years.

No, you dolt, I refer to the Prince of Kolkata who will now have to ride into the gentle night to play in the IPL for the Pune Warriors.

He should thank his macher jhol that he got his foot in through the door. After all, he was dropped like a soggy sandesh in the last IPL bidding.

But it’s beneath the Maharaj’s dignity to play under any old Tom, Dick or Singh, and, of course, for any other team other than his home one.

Oh, for heaven’s sake, Sourav knows better than to look a gift chingri mach in the mouth. He is lucky to get a bit of the action after his last couple of showings which were about as exciting as syrup-less rosogulla.

I think he should have stuck to his guns and insisted that he captain the side or that he would take his business elsewhere.

Yes, I am sure that would have sent a frisson of terror down the spine of the organisers. Almost akin to a Bengali being told that Subhas Bose is no longer amidst us.

Do say: He’s a worried warrior

Don’t say: A prince without Knights