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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

[Video] Aney Yako! The Giant Screen - R Premadasa Stadium 2008

by Hilal



As seen on the giant screen at the R. Premadasa Stadium - Trust me and watch the entire video!

Kudos to the Ten sports producers they kept the entire stadium entertained during the rain.

Below, a few excerpts of Jamie Alter's post titled The party never stops, which sums up the above very eloquently.

A bevy of beauties swayed to live music from an impromptu brass band, the beer flowed, and a good time was had by all. People love seeing themselves on television. The cameras panned across the ground and that only sent the fans into a tizzy. Girls batted their eyelids, feigned beauty-pageant waves, high-fived each other; men and boys broke into dance; others showed off tee shirts with graffiti; some covered their faces momentarily before getting up to do something funny; and one elderly lady in a sari even did her own take on the Funky Chicken. Others mingled around at the Keels kiosk, munching on pizza or fish rolls, sipping beer, even as the rain dripped down and they dodged big puddles. Snack vendors went through the bleachers, serving soft drinks and hot dogs with a smile.

Unlike the Indian team, who had returned to their hotel, the Sri Lankan players sat around on the balcony, lapping up the festive mood. That only added to the crowd's vigour. When Jade Roberts, Sri Lanka's physiotherapist, tried to dodge the big screen the crowd started chanting for him to come back, and he sheepishly grinned. Cue hysteria from the ladies. Paul Farbrace, the assistant coach, wasn't as obliging, but did get a kick out of seeing himself on the screen.

The highlight, however, was when one sharp cameraman panned in on Lasith Malinga in the stands. The crowd went berserk as Malinga flashed his hundred-watt smile and waved back, and when his Sri Lankan team-mates on the dressing room balcony saw him, they engaged themselves in a bit of banter, communicated via the giant screen.




Alternate Version





35 Comments:

Anonymous said...

LMAO kapu - jker

Anonymous said...

Oh my god! that was amazing!!

Hilal said...

What a multi ethnic crowd - The faces of Sri lanka!

Anonymous said...

I saw the Cricinfo article and I knew only Hilal will have this video. Thank you.

Hilal said...

Download this video here:

http://rapidshare.com/files/140690775/Aney_Yako_The_fans.divx

Anonymous said...

WOAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Sri Lankan ROXX with TEN SPORTS!!
Wat a cool video...!!!

The One said...

Great stuff bro!
SL ROCKS!!! What great fans we have!

Hilal said...

As Lankan fans we must do everything to ensure Ten Sports holds the contract for broadcasts in Sri Lanka.

Anonymous said...

awwwwwwwwesome!!!!!

Fazaal said...

Woah dude...That was Super Cooll...In LK Words...It was MAXXA Paaara....AWESOME

Anonymous said...

great man,,,,,cool

AHAMED NISHADH said...

wow man.

nice vdo and thx for it too.

hats off to da online vd director for this nice way of entertaining the crowd and also good job for da cameramans who found all da entertaining stuff inside da stadium itself!!

thax again hilal for da vdo!

Prasad said...

Heheeeeee... Elaaaaaaaaa... Sri Lankan ROX the stadium...

Anonymous said...

Win or loose...fun never ends

fdlankan said...

lmao 5:46-6:18 kapu nd kula, such jokers :P

Anonymous said...

woah malinga's g/f is HOt

Anonymous said...

That is how we enjoy !!!! win or loose...
come over to Sri Lanka to enjoy carnival atmosphere...

Hilal said...

These (below) are two videos I made from the crowd at the CB series 2008 in Australia.

http://www.hilalscricket.com/2008/02/video-tribute-to-lions-fans-mcg-cb.html

http://www.hilalscricket.com/2008/02/video-tribute-to-lions-fans-cb-series.html

· ª н м · said...

Lol.. i was at the match.. the guys handeling the screen were amazing! it's really amazing to watch it with the crowds screaming and all. The rain was pouring, and our spirits were dying.. i even tried to leave early.. but what made me stay was this giant screen! lol! kudos to the TV crew! (they even did little crazy things at the Galle test match!)

amelia said...

this is a awesome vid man!!! hats off camera dude!!!! v wnt sum more!!!

skywalker said...

maxa video

Anonymous said...

I watch this video everyday! lol!

Hilal said...

Here is an alternate version of this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFrSCqiEBEU

Thank you for the comments folks and all the support!

Tanisha said...

Brilliant! I was at the 4th ODI too and the atmosphere was simply amazing! Thanks for the awesome video!

Hilal said...

Tanisha> Are you on the video then?

Tanisha said...

No I'm not! My friend and I were on screen though... we had signs saying 'Chak de Sri Lanka!' and 'Kumar is the keeper of our hearts!"

Hilal said...

Ah yes, I recall seeing that.

Anonymous said...

Hilal thanx for tha video.. It was nice

Anonymous said...

This was really fun to watch! more please!

Fatboy said...

Aney yako!

Shehani said...

Jade Roberts marry me!!

Rehana said...

This is fabulous!

owi said...

Its cooooooool.Thanxxx Hilal....Malinga Malinga Malinga.How coool.Very funny

Anonymous said...

SRILANKAN SPIRITZ FLY SO HIGH !!! YEAH WIN OR LOSE WE ROCK!!!

Anonymous said...

Guys more of hilals new work is not on this blog. Check Island Cricket website and look in video section.

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