'Tendulkar the reason for India's population boom?'

Five hundred million Indians were born after Tendulkar debuted, Andy Zaltzman tells us during his stand-up act at the ESPNcricinfo awards

March 14, 2014

Posted by   on (March 19, 2014, 0:35 GMT)

I'm a big fan of Andy... if he wrote about something more popular, he might have been regarded next to Wodehouse... which also means that he's a much better writer than a standup comedian...

Posted by TheScot on (March 16, 2014, 11:54 GMT)

That's the British sense of humour - dry and crisp. Made me roll on to the floor laughing.

Posted by kingkarthik on (March 16, 2014, 7:38 GMT)

Andy Zaltman, is a legend. He will do well next time throw the que cards. It was kind of distracting. Also, the jokes where to English culture centrist, which meant that the Indian audience did not grasp it Also perhaps a bit of slowing down will help him.

Posted by 2jono on (March 16, 2014, 3:05 GMT)

An Outrageously English piece of Standup amongst a largely Indian Audience remembering the Little Masters Career .. Utterly Superb Mr.Zaltzman !

Posted by   on (March 16, 2014, 0:11 GMT)

This is the lamest stand-up act I have ever heard.

Posted by nakulj24 on (March 16, 2014, 0:06 GMT)

Don't blame the bad audience, rather embarrassing having such a poor stand act to reflect on the career of someone with the calibre of Sachin Tendulkar.

Posted by   on (March 15, 2014, 23:52 GMT)

I like the idea of the 2 opposing teams preparing one half the pitch each!

Posted by   on (March 15, 2014, 20:48 GMT)

Andy Zaltzman is doing a great job with him wittiness. The audience perhaps do not understand the whole stand-up act.

Posted by   on (March 15, 2014, 13:08 GMT)

Just the opposite. When Sachin bats, even if it is very late in the night, most Indians, just don't go to bed!

Posted by   on (March 15, 2014, 10:34 GMT)

I really liked the thought of having such a power-play according to which batting team captain should have control on fielding team :-)

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