"I'm Sujith Somasunder, ex-indian cricketer. Can I marry your daughter?"

Courtesy Express News Service -
Police said Somashekar, an under 19 zonal-level player, had faked Somasundar’s passport and put out ads in the matrimonial columns claiming to be Sujit. He got proposals from women and met their parents, impressing them with snaps taken with famous cricketers. But his own face was not clearly visible in those pictures. After the alliance was fixed, he would take out the girls to expensive hotels. Eventually, he gave them the slip. He even traveled to Sharjah where he visited MNC firms and took sponsorships posing as Sujit.

Sujith Somasunder played a couple of one-day internationals as an opening batsman for India in late '96, couldn't get going at the top level and then disappeared into oblivion. The Karnataka batsman also represented Kerala and Saurashtra briefly, but those moves did not help his career in any manner. Anyway, I used to think that the Bangalore girls had smart brains. It is really hard to believe that they were conned by a guy posing as an ex-international cricketer. That sounds like something which Frank Abagnale Jr. would have been proud of.

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Blogger Zainub 1:11 PM

It obviously isn't that hard to see why the idea of being a cricketer's life partner seems attractive to Indian women (even if they were ex-cricketers, and fake ones)...    



Blogger vishnupavan 8:51 AM

Attractive idea .. yes.. guess it would help if they wouldn't get entirely blind with it..    



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