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Warnie, Shilpa, Vijay, Lalit and Co come to terms with the latest controversy to hit the IPL

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Shilpa Shetty lets everyone know who she's rooting for, Bangalore Royal Challenger v Rajasthan Royals IPL, 2nd game, Cape Town, April 18, 2009
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Warnie888 Jeez, terrible news about Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab getting chop. I'm sadder than Daryl Cullinan at a psychiatrist's office.

VijayBangaloreBoss It's not exageration to say this is most despicable action since Hitler and much worse than slavery.

WhereIsLalit OMG they are hell-bent on destroying something we Indians are proud of.

Shilpa Backroom deals and murky corporate ownership?

WhereIsLalit No, LOL. I mean the gloruios, noble traditions of IPL.

Shilpa Cricket is definetly the loser. It is cricket, right? The one with the bats and stuff?

VijayBangaloreBoss Anybody have Bono phone number - this is humanitarian issue. Won't somebody think of poor multi-billionaire owners and there human rights to own lucrative franchises?

WhereIsLalit Is fans I feel sorry for most of all. They are most important ppl in all this.

VijayBangaloreBoss LOL.

Shilpa Good one, LOL.

WhereIsLalit Ha, I'm here all week. Or am I? Who knows? I am the Scarlett Pimpernell of sports administration.

PreityVacant Only just heard news - awful. I been practising waving and cheering for TV crowd shots for months. What a waste of time.

Raj Shut up and keep smiling.

Warnie888 Just sad dream has died for all my Rajasthan team-mates: IPL was biggest days in there cricketing lives.

KP Ja, and now I'll never get back in form.

GraemeBru Sure you can find another country to join eh?

Shilpa Come on boys let's not fight we al in this together. Are you on my team?

Warnie888 I am still gonna get paid right?

WhereIsLalit I give you my word.

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Comments: 10 
Posted by rick333 on (October 13, 2010, 21:11 GMT)

//Shilpa Cricket is definetly the loser. It is cricket, right? The one with the bats and stuff?

:P

Posted by theswami on (October 12, 2010, 6:36 GMT)

Warnie, Bunny Cullinan is long gone & his son aint playing in the IPL (atleast the next one), so you need to get out the urge to play this T20 crap ... Besides you've got you're poker ...

Posted by   on (October 11, 2010, 20:31 GMT)

GraemeBru: Sure you can find another country to join eh?

Epic!

Posted by   on (October 11, 2010, 14:54 GMT)

@Satwikrossbones.....Despite a first-class career spanning almost 20 years, sources such as the Herald Sun quote Cullinan as being Shane Warne's bunny. Cullinan averaged 12.75 against Australia, falling to Shane Warne on four occasions in Test matches.... Cullinan also fell to Warne eight times in One-Day Internationals....thats y.....

Posted by   on (October 11, 2010, 14:42 GMT)

warne had asked daryl cullinan-"which colour was the psychatrists couch mate" when he came to bat .

Posted by thestunner316_15 on (October 11, 2010, 14:35 GMT)

yeah graemebru was crazily good...

@ satwik - cullinan was warne's "bunny" he had the worst time playing warne often getting out cheaply to his unreadable variations... Once when Cullinan came out to bat, Warne quipped - "Lets see if we can't get you back on that couch mate" (referring to cullinan visiting a psychologist to help him get over warne)..

Other funny sledge - Warne - I've waited 2 yrs to humiliate you. Daryll - Looks like you spent it eating"..

Posted by   on (October 11, 2010, 13:58 GMT)

@Satwikrossbones... Well i believe the story goes on like this... Daryl Cullinan was kind of warnes bunny. he lost his wickets to shane warne numerous times just cause warney dear would sledge the shit out of him... so finally after realising war is half lost if focus aint there.. it is believed he started seeing a psychiatrist to help him being mentally strong...

and of course tht was not the end... next time daryl walked into the warnes face. warne knew his bunny as arrived "I've been waiting for this moment for a long time, Daryl" were the words that greeted him as darly took guard.... needless to say the scoreboard read next moment D.Cullinan b. S.Warne 0(1)

Posted by Satwikrossbones on (October 11, 2010, 12:58 GMT)

Graemebru was awesome!!! I didn't get the Daryl Cullinan reference though. Can someone please explain?

Posted by   on (October 11, 2010, 12:21 GMT)

This is amazing, especially with the intentional poor spelling and grammar lol...bloody hilarious mate!

Posted by   on (October 11, 2010, 11:51 GMT)

GraemeBru made me literally laugh.

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Alan Tyers writes about sport for the Daily Telegraph and others. He is the author of six books published by Bloomsbury, all of them with pictures by the brilliant illustrator Beach. The most recent is Tutenkhamen's Tracksuit: The History of Sport in 100ish Objects. Alan is one of many weak links in the world's worst cricket team, the Twenty Minuters.

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