This IS the typical desi parent.(picture via NDTV)
After all that Sangakkara has achieved, here is his dad’s reaction.
1. Says his son was kind of okay, should have done much better.
2. Compares him to his friend, and says friend was better
3. Claims that he wins all arguments against his son.
4. Advises his 37 year old millionaire son on career choices
You just CANNOT please a desi parent. You CANNOT.
And in that vein, here are some other “desi” parents through the ages.
Don Bradman’s dad: What? 99.94? What am I going to tell the neighbors?
Newton’s Dad: Three? After all the money I spent on the apple trees, just three?
Darwin’s Ma: What? You are going to go sailing in a boat?
Planck’s Dad: Uncertainty? So after all this effort, you are telling your parents you can say nothing for certain?
Maradonna’s Dad: All you ever did was score a goal with your hand.
Steve Jobs’ Mum: It’s still not good as what Gates-ji’s son makes
Bill Gates’ Mum: Everyone is buying a Mac. Even our society bought a Mac. People are laughing at us.
Abe Lincoln’s Dad: Thanks to you now, we don’t have any domestic help.
Madonna’s Dad: Papa Don’t Preach? Is this what we raised you up to say?
Mahatma Gandhi’s Mum: Why do you have to go out like this? Can’t you wear something proper like Jinnah lad?
J K Rowling’s Mum: Guptaji’s son is in New Jersey, he is also divorcee, why don’t you meet him for coffee now that he is in town? What? You want to write a book? On wizards? For children? I told your dad a hundred times, don’t let her read those silly books…I knew it.
Sonia Gandhi’s Mum: You going to marry this Indian guy? Oh my God, what’s going to happen to you, your future is doomed.