Home > Features > Humour >

James Anderson may have failed to address Ravindra Jadeja as “Sir”

James Anderson may have failed to address Ravindra Jadeja as sir
The disturbing incident allegedly took take place during India’s second innings when James Anderson (right) managed to get Sir’s prized wicket and proceed to give him a send-off © Getty Images

Please note this is a humour article — work of pure fiction

By UnReal Mama

James Anderson may be guilty of offences graver than “pushing and abusing” Sir Ravindra Jadeja, which is a Level 3 offence under the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct. The England fast bowler allegedly failed to address Sir Jadeja as Sir during the course of a colorful exchange of views. Anderson may face a mere two Test ban for the first offence but if found guilty of failing to address Sir Jadeja by the requisite honorific, he could be slapped with a life ban. “It’s a very grave charge, one that completely goes against the spirit of the game. This could spell the end of Anderson’s career, I’m afraid,” an ICC lawyer opined.

The disturbing incident allegedly took take place during India’s second innings when Anderson managed to get Sir’s prized wicket and proceed to give him a send-off. However, in the process of telling him where the pavilion is, Anderson failed to add “Sir” at the end of the robust exchange. Sir walked away in a huff, seething with rage. The Indian dressing room reacted with shock after Sir informed them of what had transpired. “Colorful exchanges are fine, these things happen. But Anderson crossed the laxman rekha in not addressing Sir as Sir. After the internet knighted Sir, even the potty-mouthed Aussies have been scrupulous about addressing him with respect,” a member of the Indian camp disclosed.

With the alleged altercation now threatening to snowball into an even bigger controversy than the infamous Monkeygate incident, the ICC has flown in a special lawyer to mediate between the two sides. The English Cricket Board (ECB) for its part is completely backing Anderson. “Jimmy is incapable of behaving so ungraciously as to fail to accord the respect that is due to Sir Jadeja in light of his legendary exploits with both bat and the ball. The truth, according to Jimmy, is that there was a lot of background noise when Jimmy was telling Sir where the pavilion was and the ‘sir’ part may have been lost in the din. Jimmy is devastated that such grave charges have been leveled against him and he is determined to clear his name through due process. The ECB fully stands behind Jimmy,” the official ECB press release stated.

Considering that Anderson’s career now hinges on the legal outcome, the Indian team is being cajoled into withdrawing the charges and only pressing ahead with the relatively lesser offence of “pushing and abusing” Sir Jadeja.

Complete coverage of the Ravindra Jadeja-James Andesron spat

(Originally published in www.theunrealtimes.comUnreal Mama” is the pen name of CS Krishna & Karthik Laxman, founding editors of the site which is India’s favourite satire, spoof, parody and humour portal.)

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

Photos

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test

Videos

Shaun Udal on India vs England 3rd Test

South Africa win series against Sri Lanka 1-0; move to No 1 in ICC Test rankings

India vs England Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Day 2 at Southampton: India end Day 2 at 25/1, trail by 544 runs

12 little-known facts about Garry Sobers

Pankaj Singh and other Test cricketers from Rajasthan

Mike Griffith: My choice of Mike Gatting as President of MCC was all about timing

Alastair Cook England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 South Africa vs Sri Lanka South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

ICC investigating Moeen Ali’s Gaza wristbands

Pankaj Singh: Playing Tests for India was my biggest dream

India vs England 3rd Test at Souhampton: Wicket is easy for batsmen, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

India vs England 3rd Test at Souhampton: Have been playing well, was frustrating without big score, says Ian Bell

ECB defends Moeen Ali wearing wristbands in support for Gaza

Moeen Ali wears ‘Save Gaza’ band: Instances where cricketers made political statements on the field

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Jos Buttler’s blitz, Ian Bell’s century and other highlights from Day 2

India’s many dropped catches at slips against England

South Africa: The fourth innings champions

Sourav Ganguly-Jagmohan Dalmiya saga timeline

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Pankaj Singh: Playing Tests for India was my biggest dream

Spotted: Kareena Kapoor in a stunning avatar during Singham Returns promotions!

Rafael to miss rest of Man Utd’s tour of the USA with groin injury

Woman delivers at hospital gate in Delhi, probe ordered

Eid-ul-Fitr 2014: 7 practices that are followed on the Feast of Breaking the Fast

Prevent Diabetes Tip – get regular health check-ups

Weightlifter Vikas Thakur wins 12th silver for India in the Commonwealth Games 2014

OnePlus One headed to India: Here’s why it is a flagship killer

Entertainment song Teri Mahima Aprampaar: Udit Narayan’s rendition reminds you of old Akshay Kumar songs!

India vs England 3rd Test at Souhampton: Wicket is easy for batsmen, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here