RGSP management meeting before formation of the club.
The Chairman, Goa Singh Promoter addresses the meeting- “Gentlemen and Ladies. It’s a momentous occasion. We have got another feather in our cap. We are now the owners of a cricket frenchie.”
It attracts a mild laughter from one section but joins the others in applauding.
“As we put together this frenchie, we need to finalize the name first.”
“Sir, I have an idea. Let’s name it Super Kings’ Returns.” says a budding Manager.
Goa Singh notes down the initials S.K.R. as he repeats the letters very gently. The CEO, Prabhu Tyre, sitting beside him has already noticed the letter G.S.P written at the top of notepad and underlined a number of times.
Goa Singh gives a dismissive look to Tyre, who acknowledges.
Tyre speaks –“Good idea. But we need to break away from the shadows of the old team.”
“Let’s keep the ideas flowing.”
Tyre could see through all the cuttings and feeble writings in the notepad that G.S.P. is actually initials of Goa’s name.
“What about Passionate Warriors?”
Goa notes the words P.W. & compares against G.S.P. to his discontent. He turns to Tyre who already has a blank look.
“Yes, that’s good. Let’s keep moving forward.”
“The Great Maratha”
“New Kings of India”
“Ultimate Power Blasters”
“Great Maratha Warriors”
Suddenly, Goa’s eyes lit up, “Yes, that’s wonderful.” As he hears ‘Great’.
“Great is great!!!”
“Yes. Okay, let’s fix first word as Great.” Tyre confirms.
“Isn’t Great Maratha Warriors good?”
“No no. We don’t want to be a single region focussed. It’s a national frenchie.”
“Great Indian Warriors” said another manager.
“No. We don’t forcibly want to put Indian in it.”
“No no no. Guys let’s be creative but relevant. So let me lay the ground rules-”
“1- It should be a 3 letter acronym.”
“2- The initials of acronym should be G.S.P and that too in the same order”
Murmur happens within the members.
“Silence please. Let’s think and propose ideas.”
“Goa Singh Promoter hi rakh lo phir” a meek voice from one corner is heard.
“What was that? Who said that?”
Tyre gets angry.
A Senior Manager tries to calm “Sir, that’s a great thought. It will help us in quickly finding a good name.”
“Great Super Players”
“Great Super Prince”
“Giant Super Prince”
“Yes! That’s it. That’s a great name. Let’s close it there.”
Tyre talks to Goa in a hushed tone “I suggest we have an additional word in front so as not to attract any undue comparison with your name.”
Goa acknowledges. “Let this be called Real Giant Super Prince, then.”
[Clapping] and murmur follows.
“Thanks everyone for this collaborative discussion. Your ideas really helped to create this unique new name for our frenchie.”- signs off Goa.