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Sir Jadeja twirls it like Shikhar
Rohit Bhaskar, Hindustan Times
Birmingham, May 31, 2013
First Published: 00:29 IST(31/5/2013)
Last Updated: 14:26 IST(3/6/2013)

Shikhar Dhawan's moustache twirling act hasn't just won over the hearts of Indian cricket's female fans and advertisers, it has also inspired his teammates to follow suit.

Ravindra Jadeja seems to have taken a page from the Dhawan book and was seen twirling his moustache, a la Dhawan at the team hotel.

Having sported a wild stubble during the T20 League, Jadeja shaved off much of that facial hair for the Champions Trophy, save for his twirly new moustache and a trendy soul patch (think Aamir Khan in Dil Chahta Hai).

If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, Dhawan should be blushing right now. 

A sign of english wit

Photos of signboards are usually clicked when one spots a goof-up to good not to share on Facebook. Come on, admit it, even you clicked a photograph of that liquor shop in Vasant Kunj which stocks up “child (sic) beer” or the stall that sells steaming hot “Chicken Moms (sic)”. Of course, one wouldn’t expect such a faux pas from the English, they did after all invent the language.

What you do get at British signboards is a sample of that most English of qualities, wit. A fine example would be signboards that point to the two ways one can get to Birmingh-am’s New Street train station. If you take right, it’s 390 yards to the station. If you take left it’s a little extra, 440 yards to be precise.

Just to make sure you don’t cringe at the extra 50 yards, neatly placed in brackets is the kind of motivation you need “not 24 hours”.

On second thoughts maybe it’s just a reminder of that most first-world of problems – obesity! 


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