Shakespeare’s soul thanks Rameez Raja from heaven
William Shakespeare (left) and Rameez Raja (right). Image courtesy: Getty Images

It was anticipated much before the game began. No. Not the Indian victory, the prospect of Pakistani players murdering English language while giving interviews in post match presentation.

The jokes were trending on Twitter as well. Indian fans photoshopped images of Shahid Afridi reading ”Rapidex English speaking course” book and Pakistani fans were left with no answer.

Image courtesy: Twitter
Image courtesy: Twitter

Everything went as per expectations. The Pakistani batsmen crumbled, their bowlers bowled well and still India won. Now for the last piece of jigsaw puzzle as it has been happening since the good old bearded days of Inzamam-ul-Haq and his boys who always played well. Pakistani players have been known for murdering the very fabric of spoken English and hurting many grammar Nazis in the process.

A boy named Rahul (No. Not Gandhi every time!) was strictly warned by his father to not listen to what Pakistani cricketers spoke at the post match presentation. Rahul’s dad, Mr.Rajiv said, ”I don’t want him to learn their poor language. Last time when he heard Younis Khan speak, he wrote, “Inshallah Boys played well’ in his English answers in class 4 while writing an essay.  That’s pathetic.”

But something unexpected happened. As Afridi came out for the post match presentation, more worried about having to converse in English with Dean Jones than to explain defeat, to his pleasant surprise, he heard a familiar Asian voice. Rameez Raja had come as a god sent angel for Afridi and he was delighted to give an interview in Hindi.

Not only Afridi but also the soul of William Shakespeare, Wren and Martin were delighted and thanked Rameez Raja for saving English language from another brutal murder.

Notwithstanding our hatred for Rameez Raja’s clichéd commentary, we must at least thank him for this gesture.

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

[Devashish Palkar, an MBBS student, A sports afficionado, news addict and a patient of OCSD ( Obsessive Compulsive Satirical Disorder)].