Jaspal Bhatti “invents” cricket-hockey

March 11th, 2008 - 12:01 am ICT by admin  

Chandigarh, March 10 (IANS) Poking fun at Indian hockey team’s failure in the Olympic qualifiers, humourist Jaspal Bhatti Monday claimed to have invented a special “morale-booster” hockey stick for the lovers of the sport. “The new stick ‘cric-hockey’ is a half bat and half hockey stick. The new game would have half the rules of hockey and half of cricket. You can score a goal with this stick and also hit a sixer,” Bhatti said in a statement here.

“As of today, the younger generation feels ashamed to move around carrying hockey sticks. But this new hybrid stick could be proudly carried along. The ‘cric-hockey’ stick would also attract advertisers as it has a portion of cricket bat attached to it,” Bhatti added.

Bhatti, who had recently tried to auction hockey and football players here for a miserly Rs.50 ($1) per player, said that hockey players can command a price of up to Rs.25,000 if they adopt the new ‘cric-hockey’.

He said that ultimately the country’s cricket board would adopt the ‘cric-hockey’.

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