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India has never won a match cos of Sachin, SRK cannot act and Facebook has no value

“Dude, India has never won a match because of Sachin’s batting. Can you recall any match
that India won cos of him? You cannot, it never happened!”

Zoom out a bit. I am sitting at the Bangalore airport waiting
for my early morning Indore flight and that’s when I overheard this conversation. Now trust me, I am least bothered about the surrounding chitchats but I
got super-interested when this guy spoke about Sachin Tendulkar.
Speaking against someone like the Master Blaster is very easy. I mean all you need to do is open
your mouth 😀



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I may not be one of the biggest fans of the God of Cricket
but people usually don’t have their facts straight when speaking against someone of Sachin’s stature. While it was none of my business to jump in and mention a few matches, I had also, by then, realized
that Mr-Anti-Sachin was a part of the self-proclaimed-extra-ordinary-human-race known as Pseudo
Intellectuals!

Quick definition from the internet is below,




“a pseudo intellectual is someone dishonestly or insincerely using the language, style, or topics of an intellectual, but who lacks the goals, morals, or ability of a “genuine” intellectual. It is someone who acts pretentiously and wishes to win an argument or impress”
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Pseudo-intellectuals are people of average intelligence who are enchanted with highly intellectual topics and discussions such as philosophy, socioeconomics, destiny of humanity, etc. They’re more interested in trying to impress you with their “intelligence” and “wealth of knowledge”.
I could easily recollect so many instances and several people, that I personally know of, who frequently flaunt their pseudo intellectualism. I am neither
against them nor does this blog intends to demean anyone. Infact,
personally I enjoy the company of someone who frequently suffers from ‘insomnia’ or (because of a facebook post/news item) has just ‘lost faith in humanity’ 😉
Below are the five things that immediately came to my mind when I thought about blogging this. These
may (or may not) represent pseudo intellectualism –

1. Pseudo intellectuals will always have an opinion on EVERYTHING that
exists in the Universe. Notice how I didn’t say World, I said the Universe! You will never find one
say, “I don’t know” or “I’ve never heard about this”

srk%2Bchak%2Bde%2Bindia - India has never won a match cos of Sachin, SRK cannot act and Facebook has no value2. Pseudo intellectuals will constantly despise everything that’s
mainstream for example Shah Rukh Khan, Cricket, Facebook or Sachin Tendulkar. Remember everything that’s mainstream is for the average. Pseudo
intellectuals are way, way above average. And hatred is actually the very basis
of pseudo intellectualism because hating someone mainstream gives instant
recognition and attention

3. Pseudo intellectuals will usually have a very good vocabulary.
They’ll use flashy words and quotes from intellectuals to make themselves sound a
bit cleverer than they really are. In some cases they won’t really have
original thoughts on a topic but would still put across a point!

4. Pseudo intellectuals will usually not talk about figures or
facts (because they may not know any). You will never find one say, “11%
of World population is suffering from malnutrition.” But you will ofcourse
find them say, “The way human race is over-utilizing the natural resources of this
planet, it is just a matter of time before humanity gets doomed!”

5. Pseudo intellectuals will usually flaunt a fake English accent.

If you have few such friends, don’t hate me and don’t dislike them either. Most importantly don’t make them realize that you’ve read this
blog. Just enjoy their company as they are usually fun
people to be around.



Come, oh brethren! Let’s defy everything the general public likes 🙂

2 thoughts on “India has never won a match cos of Sachin, SRK cannot act and Facebook has no value”

  1. SRT, Cricket got familiar because of you so it's very hard to watch cricket without your presence in the team and we hope you will be coming back to the team as in different role. The step which you have taken it shows your integrity on the whole package like professional and personal life so now it is the right time to spare your Invaluable presence with your family….and may god bless you & your family. Hope we will see your son on the cricket ground/field very soon…. Thank you and we all missing you Sachin.

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