Form favours Ms Shetty. You could ask the last person who tussled with her in public, but she is unfortunately deceased. Ms Zinta is formidably talented at being dimpled, wearing sunglasses, looking concerned, hugging players, and burning calories by jumping up and down in place. Ms Shetty, on the other hand, wields a mean miniature flag, as various people whose eyes she nearly gouged out during the opening weekend will attest. Quality of support cannot be underestimated as a factor, either. On one side, a pack of expat Indian fans holding up posters saying, "I am urs greatest fan, Preity". On the other, Sir Geoffrey Boycott: "Do what I'd do, Shilper. Go after her like she's taken your munny."
Pants falling off has traditionally been regarded as a measure of a fielder's commitment, second to willingness to scrape elbows bare on the pitch trying for a caught-and-bowled at Motera. Also, a measure of shoddy tailoring. In the old days stalwarts like Anil Kumble used to wear their pants around the chest to prevent just such unseemly mishaps. In any case, there was no concept of fielding then anyway. We live in barbaric times. Players are now in the most unseemly haste to prevent runs from being scored, and hence dive all over the place. Insidious influence of hip-hop, which breeds propensity to reveal underwear, cannot be underestimated. The Kolkata Knight Riders uniforms look suspiciously satiny. Potential for slippage. New Zealanders are famous exhibitionists and have done sterling work in this particular field in the past - see Lou Vincent and Daniel Vettori. Hence, all signs point to Brendon McCullum.
Clear case of confusion. Supposed to put dirt on the ball, not eat it. Should have asked Athers if unsure. What message does it send to kids watching? Pity. Very likeable lad otherwise.