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    March 17, 2007

    6 Sixes - Jackpot!

    Today Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa did what had never been done before - he hit 6 sixes in an over in the World Cup. Now, Sir Garry Sobers and Ravi Shastri had done this before in county/domestic cricket, but this was the first time that it had ever been done in an international match. So unlikely was the feat that liquor company Johnnie Walker had offered to donate US$1 million to Habitat for Humanity if any player hit six sixes in an over at the World Cup.

    I bet it sounded like a great idea at the time. They probably thought that they would get free publicity as no one would accomplish the feat. Well for $1 million, we certainly hope that they get as much publicity as they can. According to Johnnie Walker, they "couldn't be more thrilled with donating US$1 million to Habitat for Humanity in our efforts to enrich the Caribbean community".

    If they are so thrilled then why not just donate the money? Why make the money conditional on an event that had never taken place before? For all those Johnnie Walker whisky lovers out there, if the price of a bottle suddenly goes up, then you know why!

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    By Blogger Babajan (17-Mar-2007, 1:23:00 PM)  

    My guess is that they would've taken out insurance for the event of it happening. So maybe the actuary who worked out the premium at the insurance firm might be fired.

    By Blogger Reenen (17-Mar-2007, 8:26:00 PM)  

    In fact, we got a media release a few hours before Gibbs went berserk. I think he got mad at the fact that his name wasn't in this list. Viv Richards is quoted as saying:

    "If Gayle or other candidates like Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff, Mahendra Singh Dhoni or Shahid Afridi hit six sixes in one over during this World Cup Johnnie Walker will give a million US dollars to charity. I know it is tough but what a great achievement it would be. Think what excitement it would bring to this World Cup if someone could do it.

    Gentlemen, from the Master Blaster, it’s over to you!"

    By Blogger Jagadish (20-Mar-2007, 7:05:00 PM)  

    like other sports men this men like live full of luxury, drink a expensive whiskey or wine, well maybe he deserve all this comfortable and luxury lfe style, however is always to important to keep a low profile to avoid any kind of disorder that can ruin your career.

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