Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Date with a Future Indian Cricket Team Star- Part II

I sighed inwardly and continued gazing outside the window. The plane took off. 15 mins passed by and the guy continued whispering with the sardar. Finally,he stopped talking. I turned and saw that he had fallen asleep! :-(( Mummy...I was getting restless (P.S-I'm always restless.Arien,you see) He suddenly got up and our eyes met for some seconds. Taking advantage of the situation, I asked him whether he was from some cricket team.And that's how...we started talking...
Mr.Right-Yeah,I'm from the Punjab U-19 team which played against Gujarat yesterday in the finals...
Me,cutting him off,excitedly- Ooh, yesterday was the finals...which Gujarat won? (I thank my eyes for hurriedly seeing the grinning pic of the victorious Gujarat team on front page of Times of India,that day)
Trust me to be so insensitive.
Mr.Right giving me a hurt look, then giving a sad smile-Yeah..The Vinoo Mankad Trophy Cup..We lost to Gujarat.
Me,realizing I have to be sensitive- Oh okay...
He asked me what I was doing and why I was going to Delhi. (Supreme Court!!Law!!! Badiya ji...:-O :-D were his reactions)
Both of us took turns in, "Enough about me, let's talk about you."I won the battle as I forced him to talk about the match,cricket in general and himself,in general.
"You like Rahul Dravid??"he exclaimed."That slow coach, that something something" he kept blabbering.He adored Yuvraj Singh,it seemed. Duh. Punjab partiality !!!
Coming back to the match. it turned out they had only 210 or something like that to chase in 50 overs and they messed it up really badly by playing overconfidently. "You should have played smartly like Dravid instead of playing loose shots like Yuvraj" I remarked in a dry tone. "Yeah...I'll keep that in mind the next time I play",he said smiling yet another wow
smile.
The God dammed pilot announced that we were going to land in Delhi half an hour before time.Dammit.Lost precious 30 mins.Please please let the plane get hijacked....
Mr.Right asked me if I was from Gujarat. I said, I'm from Chennai and Mumbai and living in Gujarat. Sir laughed and said, "Maharashtra didn't even reach the semis." "So what?" I countered. "You lost to Gujarat".I taunted. I wanted to stick out my tongue too,lol. Then he raised his eyebrows and said, "Now, I promise you,we won't ever lose to Gujarat again. Just
watch out next season." So sweet,lol. He told me the itinerary of the next season then.
5 mins to land. There was an awkward pause between us. A cutie ahead was talking to Mr.Right so I pretended to be interested in looking outside the window again.Suddenly,
Mr.Right says,"Madhuri.."
Me,eyebrows shooting up-"What?"
Mr.Right-"Can I have your number?"
Now.Why was he Mr.Right?He was 6'2 or more than that,fair,athletic build,obviously a sports freak,a wow smile,educated(in the process, at least), spoke decent English, talked to me despite his coach's glares, and ignored his team mates who were catcalling and trying their level
best to get us to stop talking (Boys,I tell you. When will they grow up...)
But still. I said no.My stupid ethics and morals and principles and whatever came in the way. I wonder what would have happened if I had given my number....He asked me again thrice. Despite my nasty "Noooo"s, he was still sweet and nice to me.We had landed and I was struggling with my purse and laptop's weight on my shoulders.His team mates shamelessly gave me a huge grin.Stupid boys.He towered behind me and we didn't say a word, even when we got into the bus. Finally, when we were getting down, he opened his mouth to talk to me. His team mates crowded behind me pretending they aren't around.(I mean!!! What the heck!!!) The coach was giving Mr.Right the dirtiest look ever.Mr.Right simply told me it was nice meeting me and wished me all the best. Awww. I wished him back and told him to kick Gujarat's ass the next
time.
And that was the last time he smiled that wow smile at me.
I look at the progress of the Punjab team now, in the Ranji Trophy Super League.They haven't reached the quarter finals,it seems.Lost to Mumbai :-P
P.s- I have not written his real name, for reasons unknown to even me.... :-P
P.P.S- To all those curious souls who are shocked at my mom reading my blog: Yes, she already knows about this incident and it was she who suggested this incident as a blog post and
the title of this post :-D
P.P.P.S- He is truly Mr. Right :-((( Till I meet the next one,that is... :-P
P.P.P.P.S-I know this post is way too long. I already edited it about a zillion times. That's why I was delayed in posting this up. Inconvenience for all you curious souls is regretted :-P
P.P.P.P.P.S- I took his autograph,when we just landed. He was sooo happy :-) He asked me not to forget him ever :-P Trust me dude, I won't...

44 comments:

Abhinav said...

First to comment? Eh.. been there done that!

Well well well.. so a tall handsome sport freak will always be the right one for you? May you get what you want! Still, I have experience that you generally get opposite of what you want. But instead of saying no to him for the phone number, you should have taken his phone number.. The guy would have been elated!

Tell you later about a small story about Dravid! Get surprised again!

MultiMenon said...

oh..wow!!

okay,so ur idea of Mr.Right looks set.Is mummy listening?btw,u from chennai??wot abi said was rite..U shuda taken his number atleast if u wern ready parting wid urs,u wuda made d poor guy's day had u done so. :( The poor chap is missing ya rite now.. :p

pseudo intellectual said...

this is soooo... dreamy :P
why do i never met nice guys during flights? which carrier d'u fly by, girl? :P

Rakesh said...

HEHE cute incident..and i do agree with him re dravid is slow coach...i nearly fell alseep watchin him play that day :-P
ne ways wat re nautanki u should have given ur nos

Trinaa said...

aaaaaaaaaaaawwww...mr.right ko chhod diya?? but hell..u got it right, he is mr.right only till d next cute guy appears! muhahahaha..good going maddie..but y dont such things happen to me haaaan? :(

Mads said...

@abhinav..lol :P :P im still confused abt whether i did the right thing by not giving my number..chiii i cant take a guy's number..how embarassing and desparate :-|
anyway..as if im gonna get married to him :P :P yes yes handsome sports freak is the right one for me \:D/
waaat??? did u meet dravid? :O temme temme temme...!! :-ss

Mads said...

@multimenon..yes yes mummy listening and mummy knows it too [remembering the song, mummy ko nahi hai pata..mummy ko naa kehna..rofl =))]
lol.. :P i cant ask a guy for his number...how despo is that :-P lol..
im missing him even if he's not missing me :-P

Mads said...

@pseudo intellectual..arre it was such a HUGE concidence that i happened to meet that team..they had finished their match the previous day evening...thank God they didn't leave by the night flight lol..it was sada hua spice jet lol...
dreamy it was :D :D an amazing start to my delhi trip,sigh.. :D
and hey :P u'll meet someone or the other someday in the flight...spice jet zindabad from now :-P

Mads said...

@rakesh...dravid rocks whatever happens :X :X :((
and arre dont make me feel guilty now for not giving my number :-P im sure if not anyone but my mom is proud of me for listening to her lectures of not giving numbers to anyone and all that rubbish :P :P

Mads said...

@trinaa... :D :D lol..arre dont worry baccha...u'll meet ranbir in the flight next time..WITHOUT DEEPIKA AROUND :D :D :D :D

Harshita said...

I can hunt that guy down for you, if you want??

Hey! am serious...haan.

Why waste such a nice opportunity?? and wat morals are you talking about here? giving ur fone number to someone u call Mr. Right is not immoral...puhleese...

Jhalli... ;)

abhishek said...

wtf...u shud have given ur no.

Mads said...

@harshita..hehe..if u find him u will want to keep him for urself...kidding...and arre :P haan mr.right dikhne mei tha..personality wise kisse pata :P ....waise bhi i dont regret not giving my number \:d/ lol...

Mads said...

@abhishek......arrrgh why is everyone trying to make me feel guilty :-| arre i dont regret not giving my number :P he's cute to be mr. right but i dont know whether his personality is mr. right... \:d/ my intuition told me not to do it..so cool che :P

Priya Joyce said...

koi nahi sumday u'll be swept off ur feet tat number toh tips of the tongue pe hoga :P:P

Mads said...

@priya.... =)) i love ur comment.. yes yes ;-)

HP said...

ooo ! cool time you had!

number nahi to email id de diya hota!

Ashutosh Didwania said...

Voo...sounds like a typical Bollywood fairytale... :)

alex paul k said...

lol dats ws cool.....u shud ve taken a pic with him as well...dats wat i do wen i go 2 watch u-19 tournaments ....n den pray dey make it big one day

Anurag said...

Intresting ....sounds bollywoodish though ...but no. denaa chayiye tha :P....

btw how many p's did u put in this particular post ...damn !!! :D

vanilla sky said...

"Lost precious 30 mins."..lol!

So, after a few years. we're expecting a post with a probable title like "he's the guy" when he gets selected in the Indian team.

Mads said...

@ Hp..u bet :P :D

Mads said...

@ashutosh..sigh :P :D

Mads said...

@ alex..why do i get all the wise ideas now :(( why didnt this strike me then :(
anyway.. :P will keep it in mind for the future :P :P :D

Mads said...

@anurag...arre :(( i know lamba post ho gaya re... :P

Mads said...

@vanilla sky..ooh i hope so!! blush blush :P :D

Amrita~Ams said...

uhhhhhh...
nice incident !
hope so he ll b Mr right for u in evry sense :)


P.S - no de dena tha :P

Mads said...

@amrita..lol :P :P arre :P let the next one come yaar..
thanks for visiting :D

Aninya said...

i luuuuurvvvvvvvvvvveddddddd ur post :D :D
i think it was best to not exchange numbers...somethings are just meant to be a certain way :) :)
gawd...i almost pray for such things to happen to me :P lol
and den when he does kick some ass playing for India(hopefully soon)...what if u bump into each other then, again??...wow fantasy, ain't it?? :P :P
great writeup...keep it going!!

Aninya said...

read ur comments (yeah..i directly JUMP to COMMENT FORM :P)...dont AT ALL regret not giving ur number...it's best left that way...prolly that's the reason why u r calling him Mr.Right today :) :)

Mads said...

@aninya.....thanks SOOOOOO MUCH.. :D only u understood what i meant :D :D ur sooo right :D
thanks again..u made my day with ur comment :-)

peter said...

Watever u did seems right and watever u did not do seems right too ......

knw wat i mean ??

waise my misery continues even in theaters ...the probability of a nice gal accompanying me in any nice place is like once in a million even if all the celestial craps fall in proper places ..so u knw how lucky u are :P

Mads said...

:| :O hai :O
ok got it :D

:P lol it was a once in a blue moon opportunity :P wont be that lucky again,i know :P :P

Rohan said...

U took his autograph when you were getting his number :O
Girls i tell u ..:P j/k j/k..!!

Woh 6.2 hai toh kya hua hum diwale hai..:P lol

Catching story..had me hooked..!!

And btw Mumbai \m/

Sarath said...

I always imagined meeting a future film actress in a journey..

Mads said...

@rohan :P :P i did what i thought was right \:d/
arre he was more than 6'2 even :P
glad u liked the story :D
and yes of course, Mumbai \m/ \:d/ \:d/

Mads said...

@sarath...hehe :P hope ur dream comes true. it's ok, even i thought of meeting shahid kapur in a train after seeing jab we met :P :"> :D

Mahul Bhattacharya said...

Sincerely, I visited ur blog only coz I wanted to advertise mine (through orkut, that is). But now, I'm glad that I did. Nice story, oops anecdote, nice blog. :D

Mads said...

@mahul...thanks a lot :D now over to ur blog :-D

Akansha Agrawal said...

Aww... you could've exchanged email ids gal!!!

Really good one...

Mads said...

@akansha..lol :P didnt strike me hehe...
thanks for dropping in :-)

Garam Bheja Fry said...

HeeHee! punjabi cricketer munda! cool che! but supercool che by not giving your number, arre 30 minutes into knowing each other and munde ko number chahiye! despo!...and blv me next flight me kisi aur se number maanga hoga! \:)/

Mads said...

@ GBF...eggjacktly!!!!
par whatever..he was something else :) :) :)

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