Monday, April 16, 2007

Ranjit Fernando Favorites (updated)

Some favorite phrases by our favorite commentator, updated to include some feedback. If you have any more, please post as a comment or email...

  • Breaking the shackles
  • Trifle short
  • No mug with the ball / bat
  • Never going to be an easy proposition
  • Sweeps, and sweeps well
  • Fluttering away
  • Experienced campaigner
  • Tormentor
  • Marshalled his troops
  • Nothing to write home about
  • Maintaining his composure
  • Valiant effort
  • Pitch has good carry
  • This is a pressure-cooker situation

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

another one is 'one must agree'

Ram Pranavan said...

Usually starts a sentence with "One would think..." or "One does think..."

Sophist said...

This is a gem.

"Yes...one can see that Sangakkara has come on the stumps"

Sanga should be careful. His jizz might stick the bails onto the stump.

Nemesis said...

now we need to figure out who originally came up with these phrases. i.e. who RF copied these from ...

Anonymous said...

He uses the word 'Particularly'

Anonymous said...

Dilhara in some indiscretion

Anonymous said...

"Seem to have lost the impetus" or "Don't seem to have the impetus". What the f*** is impetus??
It's a good laugh when he starts off a long sentence, and towards the end there is no connection to the start.

Anfrey said...

Sum RF CLassics! Dis Blogs a perfect setting i thawt!! i dont know a better audience who wud appreciate these groaners ! heh heh

"What Jayasuriya will be trying to do is to hit the ball with the bat and get runs in order to win the match." - Ranjith Fernando

"If Ireland can get 8 or 9 quick wickets, they could be in with a chance." - Ranjith Fernando

"One would say that the team that scores more runs, should go on to win the game." - Ranjith Fernando

"It's a four. Oh no! He's out! He's clean bowled! I thought it went for four!" - Ranjith Fernando

Would someone suffocate me with a pillow, please.... - me while listening to Ranjith Fernando

Anonymous said...

@anfrey
Come on.. the first two can't be true!! That's just too funny.

jonroe said...

And who can forget the all time classic... "and that's running down!!!" always said with so much excitement makes you what's been running down where.

Anonymous said...

jesus,cant someone give him a dictionary to get him some new words?

Anonymous said...

i'm not much of a cricket fan, but this "Ranjith"... man his a mut and a half...
"one would say that comments made by him will leave him to be called a fool, or better jet a jackass"

Anonymous said...

i'm not much of a cricket fan, but this "Ranjith"... man his a mut and a half...
"one would say that comments made by him will leave him to be called a fool, or better jet a jackass"

Anonymous said...

LOL @ 'sweeps, and sweeps well'

I'll add another

"Oh that's missed the stumps/bat by a COAT OF VARNISH"

Anonymous said...

what about, "devils in the pitch", "this pitch contains no devils"

Sena said...

"One must not forget"

Naz said...

"considering the fact that..(the obvious, the obvious & the obvious)"

Anonymous said...

..."he is the sort of player..."

Anonymous said...

one must have a heart for jehan mubarak........

Anonymous said...

once jayasurya was having a lollipop on the field n manjrekar said, " ranjit, normally one associates this with youngsters..."

so ranjit replied, " well sanjay, sanath jayasurya is young at heart!!!"

Anonymous said...

after dhoni scored 183 against lanka( same match, sangakkarra also scored 138), laxman sivaramakrishnan asked ranjit, " so ranjit, what do u have to say about dhoni's innings??

ranjit replied, "hmmmmmmmm...welll...hmmmm...dhoni yesssssss, BUT one must not forget Kumara Sangakkarra!! wat a class player he is..."

Anonymous said...

aftr jayasurya hit a six ranjit said " loook at the muscles of sanath jayasurya!!!"

Anonymous said...

"Is certainly" are his favourite words, stressing each word
eg. Sanath Jayasuriya is certainly a fine batsman

Anonymous said...

in the test series in india, lanka were struggling at 150/5 sumthing, and attapatu was batting on 50 -60...it was the last over of the day....this is when ranjit started...
" maaarvan attapatoo certainly is playing well...class, talent, tempaaaaarament, he's got it alll!!"

and next ball, attapatu got out!!!

n ranjit was so embarrassed..he's like,

" i dont know what happened...he was playing so well uptill now!!"

George said...

One must remember that "the great one" has contributed much needed humour to the game of cricket, his comments have great carry of humour