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Breaking News: West Indies' captain Darren Sammy is a Tamil Brahmin!
Unread 12-15-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
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Breaking News: West Indies' captain Darren Sammy is a Tamil Brahmin!

http://www.cricketcountry.com/cricke...-Brahmin-/8928



West Indian skipper, Darren Sammy, is not of Afro-Carribean ethnicity as is widely believed but a pucca Tam Brahm! This stunning revelation came to the fore after the cricketer was spotted performing Sandhya Vandanam in the wee hours of dawn in his 5 star hotel before the team headed out for net practice.

Darren Sammy, or more accurately Muralidharan Swamy (the name was anglicised after most West Indians found it impossible to pronounce the original South Indian monicker) hails from an orthodox Iyer family, the Swamys, who incidentally are distantly related to Janata Party President, Dr. Subramanian Swamy. The West Indian all-rounder spent his formative years in Chennai Mylapore before migrating to the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia in pursuit of his dream of becoming a pace bowler.

Ŧven as a school-going kid, Swamy was rather different from his Padma Seshadri classmates, disclosed Ambi mama, Sammy maternal uncle.

Ÿhile his fellow Iyer cousins reveled in solving Quantum Mechanics wave equations, cracking Mathematics Olympiad problems or listening to Carnatic music, Swamy attention used to frequently drift through the window onto the neighbouring street where little urchins played cricket with a rubber ball. Swamy would often bunk his classes and join them.

And to add to his parents consternation, Sammy idolised the fearsome West Indian pace battery of the ?0s rather than India legendary spin quartet comprising Bishan Bedi, EAS Prasanna, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and S Venkataraghavan. Matters came to a head after the Tenth Board exams, when Sammy dad, Varun Swamy, asked him to ive up to the family scholastic tradition by getting into IIT. So the budding cricketer, very much against his wishes, was forced to attend three-hour long classes for IIT-JEE in T-Nagar Satyamurthy school. Sammy rebelled. With support from Ambi mama, Sammy found the courage to go against his parents wishes and migrated to the Caribbean where his cricketing talent blossomed after he was selected to play for St. Lucia in the Red Stripe Bowl. Within a few years, he earned his West Indies cap.

Ţiyyo, how much I told Murali to take up chess as a hobby after getting into a top Engineering college. But no use, he only wanted to play cricket, chae, wistfully recalled Murali dad, Mr. Varun Swamy, who still entertains hopes that DarrenMuralidharan will chuck his cricketing career and enroll for an engineering seat from Guindy Engineering College, his cousin Karthik Aiyer alma mater.


Sammy is still very much in touch with his roots though. Ŵwamy regularly does Sandhyavandanam, strictly avoids non-vegetarian food, including eggs, and absolutely loves curd rice. Why, just two months back he asked me to courier a new poonal, said Ambi mama, with a touch of unmistakable pride.

However, Ambi mama only gripe is that Sammy chose fast bowling instead of the more cerebrally challenging art of spin bowling. *ook at Ravichandran Ashwin. He chose a trade where his natural Iyer intelligence will invariably enable him to shine. I don know, but sometimes I feel fast bowling is a little..er.. un-Brahminical, frowned Ambi mama.

Tam Brahms in general have welcomed the news that Darren Sammy is one of their own. Former Union Minister, Mani Shankar Aiyar, while criticising The Unreal Times for this blatantly casteist article, remarked in a soft voice, Ŵammy should suffix yer to his name so that people don misplace his ethnic identity. He had even me confused there.

(Reproduced with permission from http://www.theunrealtimes.com/. The UnReal Times is one of the top websites for satire, spoof, parody and humour in India)
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Unread 12-15-2011, 01:09 PM   #2
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this is a joke, right?

Unread 12-15-2011, 01:17 PM   #3
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Quote Originally Posted by coffee_rules View Post
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this is a joke, right?

Unread 12-15-2011, 03:54 PM   #7
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I see - I just saw the picture - which looked 100% morphed and didn't bother to read the article.
Nice that they put the spoiler at the end of article.

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That explains why he's a trundler & not a fast bowler

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That explains why he's a trundler & not a fast bowler

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Srikkanth after getting to know about this , announced him as a replacement of Zak/Ishant for Aus tour.
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That explains why he's a trundler & not a fast bowler
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Quote Originally Posted by Clarke View Post
That explains why he's a trundler & not a fast bowler

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Unread 12-15-2011, 05:56 PM   #17
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That explains why he's a trundler & not a fast bowler
You preeeck
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Unread 12-15-2011, 07:00 PM   #19
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Quote Originally Posted by Clarke View Post
That explains why he's a trundler & not a fast bowler


no Tam Bram Trundlers in the history of Indian cricket, except one guy named TA Shekar, who was resonably Phaast I believe and is now coaching Trundlers at MRF.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._A._Sekhar

Sekhar was one of the fastest bowlers in India in the early eighties.

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Quote Originally Posted by yoda View Post


no Tam Bram Trundlers in the history of Indian cricket, except one guy named TA Shekar, who was resonably Phaast I believe and is now coaching Trundlers at MRF.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._A._Sekhar

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Quote Originally Posted by Clarke View Post
That explains why he's a trundler & not a fast bowler
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its strange how windies twist the names which were originally indian

shiv narayan chandra pal became shivnarine chanderpaul
mahendra nag muthu became mahendra nagamootoo
muralidharan swamy became darren sammy
sunil narayan became sunil narine

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dude, Darren sammy is not of Indian origin - the article is a spoof.

the other three are.

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That explains why he's a trundler & not a fast bowler
no way Madras rubber factory ( MRF pace academy) can make a bowler like Javagal Srinath
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Quote Originally Posted by Clarke View Post
That explains why he's a trundler & not a fast bowler

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Quote Originally Posted by yoda View Post


no Tam Bram Trundlers in the history of Indian cricket, except one guy named TA Shekar, who was resonably Phaast I believe and is now coaching Trundlers at MRF.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._A._Sekhar

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Quote Originally Posted by yoda View Post


no Tam Bram Trundlers in the history of Indian cricket, except one guy named TA Shekar, who was resonably Phaast I believe and is now coaching Trundlers at MRF.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._A._Sekhar

sekar had played only 2 matches for india and he is a bowling coach of best pace
academy

no wonder our pace attack does not improve

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Quote Originally Posted by yoda View Post


no Tam Bram Trundlers in the history of Indian cricket, except one guy named TA Shekar, who was resonably Phaast I believe and is now coaching Trundlers at MRF.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._A._Sekhar


What about Balaji?

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Quote Originally Posted by coffee_rules View Post
What about Balaji?
You no mek fun of Balaji
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Quote Originally Posted by coffee_rules View Post
What about Balaji?
Don't think he is a Tam Bram. Yes he did become a Trundler altho he started as a non-trundler, much like Irfan. In his case though he had a back injury which has essentially turned him into something even slower than a Trundler.

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Quote Originally Posted by yoda View Post
Don't think he is a Tam Bram. Yes he did become a Trundler altho he started as a non-trundler, much like Irfan. In his case though he had a back injury which has essentially turned him into something even slower than a Trundler.
You're wrong on both.

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i dont think that this news is fake. this news is real & the pic says it all

also muttiah muralitharan is also a tamil brahmin & he played for sri lanka, so why cant a tamil brahmin play for west indies

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Quote Originally Posted by the_indian_fan View Post
i dont think that this news is fake. this news is real & the pic says it all

also muttiah muralitharan is also a tamil brahmin & he played for sri lanka, so why cant a tamil brahmin play for west indies
Dude, everyone who speaks Tamil is not a Tam Bram. Yes, the news is fake, it says so itself.

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That explains why he's a trundler & not a fast bowler

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Last week, West Indian cricket captain Darren Sammy gave many Tamil wives a great reason to nag. Why, they griped, couldn't their husbands perform the 'sandhyavandanam' (a daily religious ritual that every Tamil Brahmin boy is expected to fulfil after his thread ceremony) when someone like Sammy did it regularly? The rant was triggered by a photograph of the Saint Lucian skipper sitting crosslegged on the floor in a halffolded veshti, sporting a holy thread and three caste lines on his forehead, and holding a brass vessel in one hand. The accompanying story established Sammy as an astute Tamil Iyer boy whose maternal uncle, Ambi mama, vouched for his religious discipline.
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