Wednesday, January 9, 2008

"Pass the salt, Gunga Din!"

Sydney Morning Herald [Australia]
10 January 2008

Column 8

When it comes to cricket controversies involving the Indian team and poorly chosen words, Joan Paddon-Row, 91, of Davistown, has seen it all before. "In 1952 there was a terrible furore," she told us, "when Freddie Trueman turned to the Indian high commissioner at dinner and said 'Pass the salt, Gunga Din!"' For the record, Trueman always denied having said this, but the story stuck. [...]