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Heads & Tales | The Funny Bone

Heads & Tales | The Funny Bone
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First Published: Wed, Jul 21 2010. 09 25 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Jul 21 2010. 09 25 PM IST
During the Asia Cup in 2004 in Sri Lanka, an Indian journalist, also an avid cartoonist, had drawn a caricature of Muttiah Muralitharan which he was keen to pass on to the cricketer. The caricature had the typical Murali bowling action—arms bent, ball just released, wide-eyed face skewed in intense concentration—from a photograph of the Sri Lankan that’s been the most used. After several misses, the opportunity finally came one day at the nets as the team trooped out to practise. The reporter proudly passed on the sketch to Murali. He took one look at it, his eyes widening in a mirror image of the sketch, and exclaimed “Do I look this ugly?” before tossing it into his kit bag.
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First Published: Wed, Jul 21 2010. 09 25 PM IST