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Songs4Cricketers - Beatles

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Michael Kasrpowicz, Jason Gillespie, Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath of Australia re-enact the famous Beatles album cover at Abbey Road on July 19, 2005 in London, United Kingdom.

Everyone loves the Beatles. A lot of their songs can be used for cricketers. So here we go!

1. A Hard Day’s Night: For who else but bad boy Jesse Ryder, who ends up in pubs more often that training grounds?

2.  Across the Universe: A few years ago, people would have laughed if it was suggested that India, of all people, were to host a cricket tournament that would draw together the best talent from around the world. So for who else but Lalit Modi can this be dedicated to?

3. Baby You’re A Rich Man: See above.

4. Boys: This word was known to every single person in India thanks to one man who immortalized it with the line “Butta… The boys… Played well”. So this goes to Mohd Azharuddin!

5. Carry That Weight: He had to take forward a huge legacy with a team without stars. This goes to Ricky Ponting, who had a huge, huge weight to carry.

6. Do You Want To Know A Secret: This song was initially sung to Salman Butt and Mohd Asif. I don’t think I need to go into details here.

7. Help!: The official theme song of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

8. Helter Skelter: Dedicated to the legendary Australian Neil Harvey whose alleged method of field placing was to get onto the field with his team and say, “Ok fellas… Scatter.”

9. I Don’t Want To See You Again: For Mike Gatting and Shakoor Rana. For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, do a small Google search ;)

10. Magical Mystery Tour: When India went to Australia, it was supposed to be our best chance of winning. All sorts of predictions from a 4-0 India win to Ponting being humiliated… Everything was spoken about. What happened instead was truly magical… But for the Australians.

11. Sweet Little Sixteen: This Chuck Berry song was once covered by the Beatles. We dedicate it to the guy who’s perpetually 16 – Shahid Afridi.

12. The Long And Winding Road: Dedicated to any Rahul Dravid innings.

13. Two Of Us: Many contenders, but I’m going to give it to Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes!


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Cartoonist and writer from Mumbai. Cold water aficionado. Green chilli fan. Dream Theater. Beatles. PG Wodehouse. Grado headphones. Thinks Gibbs' 175 and Laxman's 281 are the greatest ODI/Test innings of all time.
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