Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Me too Saina-chasing the feather

Past: December, 2006. Badminton tournament in ex-office. (too many exes in too many categories i say. tsk tsk! ) Me and my manager were thrashed all over the court by two huge and married ladies. Well, we were single then. Slim and trim, may i add and assumed we had a better chance of winning. Oh, they were merciless. One of our colleagues advised us and said, i told you guys to hit hard and high. It looked like you were showering flowers on them. We lost but, we decided in unison, to change the coach. :-)

Present: With my past experience of excellent sportsmanship, ladies and gentlemen, i played badminton the week before last and lost gracefully, with honour and consistency, in all matches that i participated. A colleague of mine gave her name but backed out in the last minute. i had metioned i would have been interested, so i was asked to stand in her place. M was my partner in the women's doubles. i went, encouraged by the fact that she has fractured her right ankle and me, my left. We limped together to the court and decided we would point out the cock (as we also call shuttles) to each other and play spot-the-shuttle.

We did not run at all, but made the other party run so much that we almost won the match. We lost 14-15. Then i partnered my current manager and participated in the mixed-doubles. This time, not only the opponents, but i made my partner also run around that it almost looked like we would win.
However, i suddenly remembered his feedback on appraisal that one needs to be consistent, and maintained it. We lost again. This time 12-15.

My partner M, went on to win many matches and reached the women's finals without running much. Many people wanted to act that they were all great players and stuck to the line, "i have not played for 5 yrs. i am out of practice etc" i stuck to, "if only i hadn't fractured my ankle" :-)

9 comments:

austere said...

But bravo!

Anonymous said...

Arunima, guess who's gonna get whacked at work tomorrow!!!!

Shrutzz said...

U r into sports!!! wow, how do u manage lady

Arunima said...

@Anonymous: There is only one anonymous from work, who knows about this blog. I am working from home. :-)

Arunima said...

@shrutzz: I am not into Sports. I am into shamelessness. :-)

phatichar said...

Tennis - interesting, Arunima! Good going.. :-)

Arunima said...

Phatichar: Did you read the post? ;-)

phatichar said...

Of course...with all that injury you managed to play and put up a fight - isn't it good going? ;-)

ps: aiyyo paapa helbeka? hehe

amusingveracity said...

feedback on appraisal? lol..