Over at cricinfo there is the complete and uncut Lawyer’s edition of what Lalit Modi said in response to the BCCi’s second show-cause notice.
I’ve read it, and somehow I survived.
It is really long. I obviously don’t like long. I like short. Like this sentence. Or this one.
But you still need to know what is says.
So here it is boiled down to twitter length nuggets.
“Giles thinks our shit is because of a personality clash. I think it is because he is a cunt.”
“Differences between Giles and me came in connection to me calling him a cunt, and him calling me a dodgy bastard.”
“I don’t give a fuck about some English idiot who can’t wear suits that fit, give me my league back.”
“Giles is a prick, but I made you millions and you guys are still giving me shit. That’s cold, dawg”.
“In this particular even I did nothing wrong, and here is 7417 words to prove this. Suckers.”
“I really am a good guy, trust me on that. You should give me my job back, or I’ll send more emails this long.”
There are probably really important details in his email, but that is the thing with things of this length, yawn.
Lalit is fighting for his career, and this is the email of someone fighting for his career.
The good thing about this conflict is you don’t have to pick sides, you can hate Giles and Lalit and then have a glass of mountain dew (or put Vodka in it and call it Goat’s piss).
As for the email, this is a hardcore apologia. Nerdy children should read this for when they want to get out breaking their mum’s vase in a mock indoor test match.
It isn’t the first apologia I’ve read in recent times, the last one was “written” by Ricky Ponting in the form of a diary.
Lalit and Ricky don’t like each other, but when it comes to explaining away why other people are in the wrong and they are in the right, both of them are very similar. They write very long things that put me to sleep.
Maybe they aren’t so different. They should start a club.