What Team India is humming
With Kochi as the perfect setting, here are tunes that could be playing in Team India's minds, writes Atul Sondhi. Suggest your songs for Team Indiaindia Updated: Apr 06, 2006 20:28 IST
When the statistics speak of victory, when the hearts are full of joy, who can stop from humming along a tune or two.
After the Goan sands 'n' seas and with God's own country providing the perfect setting, these are just some of the tunes that could be playing in Team India's minds.
Ek Main aur ek too hain, aur hawa mein jadoo hai
For Chappell and Dravid, life could not have been better. What a tremendous run of victories!
If Mission 2007 World Cup is the ultimate destination, then the coach-captain duo sure looks to be on the right track.
If the inseparable duo could be seen walking hand-in-hand, they would surely be crooning, 'Ekmain aur ek toon hai. Hawa mein jadoo hai. Zindagi beekaboo hai…'
What else is there to sing after their seventh successive ODI victory ! (Four against Pakistan and Three against England)
Dam maaro dam
Dhoni and Pathan riding together on a bike. Again!
It creates quite a stir everywhere, be it Delhi, Faridabad or Goa. The people brigade encourages them to go faster, cheers their skills, and even forces them to sing.
They can sing many, but the best suited would be 'Dam maaro dam, mit jayee gam, bolo subah shyam, great Dhoni greatPathan'.
You pat my back, I will pat yours!
Mard Tangewala hoon….Mera doost hai uparwala
Not many know that the aggressive Sikh gentleman, who answers to the name of Harbhajan Singh, is an extremely god-fearing person. And this faith in God brought him dividends in the first three ODIs.
Naturally, Harbhajan can break into Bhangara anytime. To cap it, he can even ask others to join him while singing his now favourite song. 'MardTangewala hoon main mard Taangewala, muzhe dushman kya maarega, mera doost haiuparwala'.
God is indeed Bhajji's friend!
Mein hoon Don
Good times or bad times, Yuvraj always looks unruffled.
The elegant strokemaker takes criticism manly and waits for the right opportunity to strike. He probably would get it perfect with the strings too!
Like his smashing batting and his good looks, who would want to miss a song in Yuvi's baritone voice. The full version of 'Arrediwano, mujhe pehchano, main hoon Don' would just be perfect for this all-rounder.
Looks like the Don is just the right mix for cricket.
Raina biti jaye
While good news abounds for Team India, there still are a few loose ends.
At this juncture, the young man who can be singing this tune will be Delhi's Gautam Gambhir. A second lease of life after dismal Pakistan tour was not good enough, as the Delhiite wasted some good starts.
His career will require some real thrust now, else Gambhir will end up singing this very sad song for the rest of his cricketing career.
Akela hoon main, is duniya mein
The alarming regularity with which Sehwag has been losing his opening partners, and form could get to this otherwise strong-willed warrior.
Hope that he gets to sing much more peppy music, but for now, this is what sums up his turmoil. 'Akelahoon main, is duniya mein...'
Bite na bitaye Raina
Along with the Indian team, the English cricketers would also surely have a tune or two to add.
For Flintoff, the name Raina is increasingly becoming a never-ending nightmare. In fact, the whole English team will be humming this song one time or the other.
And why not. After all Raina, the toast of the nation today, was a vital peg as India crossed 200 at Delhi.
This latest sensation won the match at Faridabad, and partnered Yuvraj to perfection at Goa. England must be praying that they now get to sing the song 'Rainabitijaye'.
Rona kabhi nahin rona
In the game of cricket, the stars are never alone. Good times or bad times, their fans are always ready to croon for them.
If an enterprising one were to lend his support to the non-starters of Team India and the Englishmen, he would just sing 'Rona kabhi nahin Rona...Chahe toot jaaye koi khilona,khilona'.
First Published: Apr 05, 2006 14:33 IST