Monty downs a Meteorite

The batting abilities of Mudhsuden “Monty” Panesar are legendary. The Aussies and the English are still in the process of figuring out how, Monty in the company of James Anderson held off the Aussie attack for more than 10 overs in that eventful opening test match of Ashes 2009 at Cardiff. Ricky Ponting has thought so long and hard (that’s what she said!) about Monty’s escape that gray afternoon at Cardiff, his face has acquired a permanent pucker.

B.S. Chandrashekar, Christ Martin, Glenn McGrath, Narendra Hirwani and Courtney Walsh are absolute shoo-ins if there were to be a bunny “Hall of Fame” in Cricket. But Monty would’ve been reserved a seat right at the head of the table of bunnies. Easily.

Its quite possible that even the heavens were so bowled over by Monty’s magic on the last day of that Ashes test, they could not handle watching Monty bat yet again. Perhaps, the people upstairs thought it was sacrilege for Monty to bat. Ever. Probably why they sent down a meteorite to shoot down Monty during the 4-day game between Middlesex and Sussex.

Jan Marszel, 51, and Richard Haynes, 52, were watching Sussex players Luke Wright and Monty Panesar bat when a black object soared towards them.

Oh! So, Luke Wright, the blond-haired batting talent of the English side was involved in this, too? Wright’s batting when on song is all beauty. Except for the beauty part. Imagine you had a flyswatter in your hand and there was a pesky fly that has been bugging you so much that you are filled with rage and the only thing you want to do is, swing that bug-splatter equipment as hard as you could.. That’s Wright’s artistic batting display for you.

This explains why the meteorite was headed for the lowly County Championship Division Two game at the Uxbridge ground. The folks up above probably thought, Two birds, one meteorite. Done and Done.

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