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Elizabeth Hurley: What she said, really meant and definitely did not


What she said:

"SW does not wear eye makeup or have an ‘eye liner tattoo’ – his eyes were born that way!"

Elizabeth Hurley rushes to the defence of  her boyfriend, Shane Warne, categorically denying that the blonde leg-spinner has been using her make-up to appear attractive.

What she really meant:

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and not in eyeliners!”

What she definitely didn’t:

“Beauty is skin-deep.Hence, I’m returning my Estee Lauder products.”

Kirk Edwards: What he said, really meant and definitely did not

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What he said:

"I use my feet. Whether it’s Harbhajan or not … I don’t play names."

Kirk Edwards is not intimidated by Harbhajan Singh or any other spinner. He’s got twinkling feet.

What he really meant:

“I play each ball on its merits. It doesn’t matter to me who’s bowling.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“Does Bhajji turn the ball?”

Graeme Swann: What he said, really meant and definitely did not


What he said:

"It’s not to do with just being overweight, it’s the reluctance to buy into the discipline of it that was his downfall."

Graeme Swann is less than enthusiastic about Samit Patel’s return to the English squad. The off-spinner believes that the unwillingness to control his weight pointed to disciplinary issues which earned the all-rounder his teammates’ approbation.

Graham Swann at Lord's Cricket Ground 20th Jul...


What he really meant:

“If you can’t keep off the food and keep off the kilos, mate, get off the gravy train.”

What he definitely didn’t:

“I’m a huge Ramesh Powar fan.”

Shane Warne is new host of ‘The Week That Wasn’t’ (Satire)

Shane warne sketch

CNN-IBN have announced that for the duration of IPL4, beginning Saturday, 9th April, 2011, their show ‘The Week That Wasn’t’ will not be hosted by Cyrus Broacha.

He will be replaced by ‘Sheik Of Tweak’ Shane Warne.

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Disastrous run at World T20!

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With India’s 2 matches of the Super 8 match over and with them effectively India’s hopes of qualifying for the semis,  it is time to make a couple of points about India’s no-show at this tourney.

1> The standard of cricket exhibited at the IPL and the World T20 are reams apart. In the latter, we have the best teams representing their country, whereas the IPL teams are constrained to having just 4 foreign internationals representing them and at the same time they need to ensure that deserving youngsters (read youngsters with potential) are given a chance to ware their talents. So suddenly we have our IPL heroes peppered with short-pitched balls and when you are a team batting second and chasing a  large total, you have to try and hit every ball and the proclivity to succumb to the short-pitched variety is both exposed and exploited. Besides, since when have Indian batsmen known to be masters of the short ball?

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