Google questions Raina's divine status

Last Updated: Fri, Jun 10, 2011 14:24 hrs

Suresh Raina's quest for divine status has run into an unexpected roadblock. The culprit is Google Translate - or to be more precise its Serbian-to-English service.

Someone who was either unemployed or grotesquely abusing his company's internet connection just made a baffling discovery.

When you translate Suresh Raina is God into Serbian and retranslate it into English, the name of the current Indian captain briskly metamorphoses into Sachin Tendulkar.

All is not lost for Raina, however. The dashing middle order batsman can evade the roadblock by a simple expedient.

When the two nouns in the sentence are interchanged, one is quickly reassured that he is no mere human.

He may not be God - in Serbia at any rate - but God is clearly him.  

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