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On the mat

india Updated: Sep 15, 2010 23:00 IST

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Oi! Who the hell are you?

I beg your pardon. I’m the minister.

Minister of what? You don’t really look like a minister. You look more like a bureaucrat.

You fool. I was a bureaucrat, but now I’m the minister who has the honour of honouring this young man there who’s made the country proud by becoming the World Wrestling Champion.

Ok, so in which category did he win his title?

Mister.

Mister?

I mean, master?

What the hell are you talking about?

No, his title...

No, you... you, minister! What weight category in the World Championship?

Arrey... [seeing a posse of journalists and cameramen] Let Sushil’s gold be an inspiration for all. I want the coach who went to Moscow with him to be standing next to me.

It was me, you fool, his coach, that went to Moscow with him.

Uh-oh. Er, you don’t really look like a wrestling coach.

You’re right. I still do a bit of wrestling myself. [Picks him up, twirls him and throws him at a decent distance]

And Sushil won the World Championship in the men’s 66 kg freestyle category.

Do say: Will he push aside Sharad Pawar at a sports awards ceremony too?

Don’t say: Bajrang Bali ki jai!