A friend asked me, my take on Australia-India Cricket Racism thing which is going pretty hot in cricket circles these days.
Weird as I am, I said, “Its all Jade Goody and Shilpa Shetty’s fault.”
Obviously my friend was shell-shocked. Not that he expected a sane reply from me but he did not expect this reply too.
Yes Sir/Madam, I truly believe that’s its all due to Six degrees of Separation and it all started with Jade Goody and Shilpa Shetty on Big Brother’s Reality TV show in England. So sometime last year, Shilpa Shetty blamed Jade Goody for racist comments eliciting all the public sympathy and votes. Eventually she won on the show. If revenge is sweet then how could Jade Goody part away with that sweetness. So she called up Andrew Symonds to blame somebody from Indian cricket team for racist comments. So he blamed Harbhajan Singh for racist comments when he called him Monkey. Any such act, affects the whole Indian cricket team. Everybody knows that Indian Cricket team has close ties with Bollywood. (Dhoni-Deepika, Yuvraj-Kim Sharma, blah blah). So if Indian cricket team is affected, tremors are bound to reach Bollywood. And in Bollywood resides Shilpa. (Does she?!)
Jade Goody is smiling now! Revenge is sweet.
So my friends, it goes like this:
Shilpa Shetty-Jade Goody-Andrew Symonds-Harbhajan Singh/Indian Cricket Team-Bollywood-Shilpa Shetty.
Sixth Degree would be monkeys. Rhesus macaque to be precise!