Deve Gowda backs Sreesanth, taunts BCCI again

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Former Rajasthan Royals opening bowler S. Sreesanth has just been banned from cricket for life, for putting his hand-towel out of his pant pocket, as a signal to bookies that he will concede “14 runs”, while bowling in the Indian Premier League.

But such stern action against our Malayali brethren doesn’t seem to deter former Indian prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda from openly and even more conspicuously flaunting his towel on his shoulders, at a cricket match, in Bangalore on Saturday.

BCCI officials, Delhi police and ICC “anti-corruption unit” investigators will, of course, note that this is the second time in as many months that the ex-PM has taunted the “towel rule” that felled Sreesanth for “spot-fixing” in this year’s IPL, and that this time his towel has a green border.

On both occasions, “Mr Deve” has done so in the full presence of mediamen, this time with the president of the Press Club of Bangalore, Ramakrishna Upadhya, bang behind him.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

Also read: Is Deve Gowda guilty of match-fixing?

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3 Responses to “Deve Gowda backs Sreesanth, taunts BCCI again”

  1. pete naga Says:

    Ayoo Shivane!

  2. Kashyap Says:

    flaunting his towel on his shoulders –> AKA HMT –> “Hegala Mele Towel”

  3. Preetham Karigar Says:

    Karnataka’s most famous ‘Mannina maga-poor farmer’ Deve Gowda often comes out for photo-ops, to bat against his political adversaries although he knows that his clan will never be declared out, despite being off-stump, LBW or clearly bowled out or retired hurt! This time he needs to gear-up for the coming nationwide elections and ‘Modi-Magic’, especially after the complete rout of his party in the recent by-elections in the Vokkaliga heartland.

    The former PM of Holenarasipura, addressed the press before the photo-op and claimed that he was least bothered about the ‘definite PM in the making Narendra Modi’ or about ‘nincompoop Rahul Baba’ or the record-breaking price of Onions, Milk, Vegetables, Fuel..etc. But he expressed great concern about his bête noire Siddaramaiah!

    It may be recalled that a day after returning from the five-day ‘rest and recreational’ China tour, the ‘socialist’ politician Siddaramaiah bowled a googly, similar to all his previous mere publicity-oriented ‘announcements’ like the Re1/kg rice scheme pegged at a staggering Rs 4,400 crore for the bankrupt state exchequer or the complete waiver of Rs 1,300 cr loan taken by his own Ahinda..etc. After mentioning that compared to ‘hell-hole Bangalore’, he could not find even single pothole in the superb roads of Dalian and that he was impressed with China after his eight-minute travel by a high-speed bullet-train from Shanghai central to Pudong Airport, the socialist CM announced that ‘his Mysore’ will be connected to Bangalore by a bullet train. With Mannina-maga & family in mind, he added that there will be no stops for any of the Vokkaliga-dominated cities on the way!

    Siddaramaiah also joked with the press that the Gowda-clan does not need bullet trains since they now own Lamborghini’s! (It may be noted that ‘mannina mommaga’ Nikhil Kumaraswamy was recently ‘gifted’ a limited edition Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 costing 5 crores only)

    Incidentally, there appears to a trend of match-fixing signals, every time Gowda Senior come out to bat. During the last opportunity, Gowda’s ace skills in batting bouncers, spins and pulling strings in Delhi, ensured the CBI and Lokayukta strangely went totally silent after initially filing a belated charge-sheet against Kumaraswamy over the de-notification of 10.5 acres of government land when he was in power in 2007, apart from various other well-documented corruption cases, including granting overnight mining lease to Sai Venkateshwara Minerals, blatantly violating all rules and regulations. In turn, he got Rs167 crore in black-money kickbacks from the mining company owned by HD Balakrishna’s BSK trading company.

    Meanwhile, the next batsman in waiting are Radhika Kumaraswamy, Rakesh Siddaramaiah, Nikhil Kumaraswamy, Priyank Kharge, Dumbo Ramya, Shobha Karandlaje, Ajay Singh, B.Y. Raghavendra, Shivakumar Udasi and many more while Anant Kumar has volunteered to be the Umpire in order to ensure Yeddi gets clean-bowled and never again returns to the BJP!

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