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March 19, 2006

Freddie the next Lord Rama?

Filed under: Sports — Santhosh @ 1:09 PM

Never knew the British press could be so much full of crap!

Check out the following extract…

Read it on the Times of India yesterday.
My first reaction was What the F**k…
…then came the laughter!

An overzealous English media on Friday compared Andrew Flintoff to none other than Lord Rama and said the dashing cricketer deserved to be “celebrated” for his godly virtues.

A report in prestigious daily ‘The Times’ said though Flintoff was not, “despite superficial resemblances”, the earthly form of a God but he was the nearest England had got to Rama and was doing a pretty good job.

It said ‘Freddie’ was “addressing the world yesterday in preparation for the longest and hardest test, or Test, of his career,” referring to the final match between India and England that begins in Mumbai on Saturday.

Admitting that the comparison was not exact, it noted that Rama gave up his kingdom and his authority on a point of honour, while Flintoff has assumed authority and taken up captaincy on a point of honour.

“Both willingly accepted exile: Rama 14 years in the forest, Flintoff 14 extra days in India. But Rama had his loving and beloved wife, Sita, with him in exile; Flintoff’s loving and beloved Rachel is back in England, having just given birth to their second child.”

“Flintoff, then, must be celebrated – though perhaps not worshipped – for his honour, his sacrifice, his good cheer, Hare Freddie, hare Freddie, Freddie Freddie, hare hare, if I may say so without giving offence,” wrote Simon Barnes.

“But now, for the hero of the ‘Freddieyana’, there is one final battle before he can fly home, no doubt with the aid of the great friend of Rama’s father, ‘Jetayu’ the eagle.”

It would be a great and well-deserved homecoming from the exile for Flintoff, the newspaper said.

As for the battle, it said it would take some serious heroism from most of the team if England were to level the series.

“The tasks looks impossible; but then the impossible was what Rama did best. We will see how Flintoff copes. Oh great one, you are born to restore righteousness and virtue to mankind and eliminate all evil, as the poet said. Tough job, Freddie, but someone’s got to do it.”

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4 Comments »

  1. freddie has got a though job in his hands but lord freddie Oh great one, you are born to restore pride and virtue to england and eliminate defeats for team england

    Comment by Narayanan — March 20, 2006 @ 11:23 PM | Reply

  2. freddie flintoff is a gr8 cricketer but calling him “ram” is taking things too far……It may take another 14 yrs b4 freddie leads a team to test series victory in India….

    Comment by ram (not the lord tho) — March 21, 2006 @ 12:44 AM | Reply

  3. freddie flintoff is a gr8 cricketer but calling him “ram” is taking things too far……It may take another 14 yrs b4 freddie leads a team to test series victory in India….

    Comment by ram (not the lord tho) — March 21, 2006 @ 12:44 AM | Reply

  4. i dont know whether freddie has reached the pinnacle of greatness or not but the comparison is very funny. y dont they compare him with lord hanuman. with his built and bat he will look like lord hanuman with his gadham. just a thought guys :-). wat say?

    Comment by neeraj kumar — March 21, 2006 @ 7:12 PM | Reply


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