[Cholche Cholbe–a famous CPM slogan that basically says “Whatever we are doing will go on”, a great ode to mediocrity]
We all heard the IPL Knight Riders theme song—that rousing anthem which was supposed to inspire Shahrukh Khan’s team.
It has since changed—to the right in bold face is the new theme song.
Jeetne aaye hai, Jeet ke jayenge,
We are too hot,we are too cool
Korbo Lorbo Jitbo re,
Saara Jahaan Piche ,
We are too hot ,We are too cool
Hagne aaye hai ,Hag ke jayenge,
Our Hussey is hot,Our Butt is cool
Harchi, haarchi, Haarbo re ,
Saara jahaan aage ,
Agarkar’s hot ,Ponting’s a fool
 Jhool: Bangla for dirt that hangs from ceiling.
 John Buchanan’s son Michael Buchanan is also on the payroll of the Knight Riders. It’s a family deal.
 “Buke chool” means “hair on chest” in Bangla.
I really feel sorry for Shahrukh Khan. Now long-time readers know that I am no fan of the great Khan. But one has to accept that of all the owners. he has emotionally (and perhaps financially) invested himself most into his franchise doing virtually everything, from publicity, marketing,buzz creation, to signing the checks and teaching the players dance steps with single minded devotion.
The least thing he could have expected was that the cricketing brains he had put his faith in would repay him by at least getting half-decent players for his rather considerable investments. Instead they got a number of batsmen with questionable credentials (Butt, Hafeez and Taibu), a chronically under-performing T20 megastar (David Hussey), a horribly out-of-form master (Ponting). Not to speak of Dada, the icon player who came with the franchise’s furniture, consistently all at sea in this paradigm of the game.
SRK, for all this enthusiasm and drive, deserves better. Here is sincerely hoping he gets it.