Vantage point

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


The players, experts, spectators, all disappointed with the draw at Lahore were upbeat when they reached Faislabad.

After all, the name of the city was "Faisla"bad. Faisla in hindi/urdu means result, so a result was inevitable.

As the fifth day dawned, everyone realised that they had been too hasty in translating the city's name. They translated just a part of it. "bad" in hindi/urdu means later. Thus 'Faislabad' would mean 'Result Later'.

No wonder it was a draw...

This 'joke' if you can call it that was originally thought up by Sumeet many years back.