Australia’s David Boon come into bat at the SSC,
minutes before lunch. Percy sang:
Boon actually got out soon and as furious as he often is, returned to the pavilion, cursing. Percy went up to say ‘bad luck.’ An irate Boon chased Percy to hit him with the bat. But Percy was lucky as Boon tripped and fell.
When the English spinner Jeff Cope had been attacked by the Sri Lankan batsmen at the Oval, Percy sang:
England captain Greig too was at the receiving end:
Russel Arnold was having a bad patch with the bat during his tenure with the Lankan team. Percy meets him during a practice session.
To former West Indies captain Alvin Kallicharan, who is said to be an ardent lover of Calypso music,
(Kallicharan later had wanted all these lyrics written down on a paper for him to read).
During the 1977 MCC tour of Sri Lanka under Tony Greig, Percy sings the following song to Ken Barrington. Sri Lanka was engaged in a long battle to obtain ICC Test status.
A cricket-crazy son asks:
Then the father answers:
Then in 1982, Sri Lanka, after gaining ICC Test status the following year, plays her inaugural Test at the Oval. The main pavilion is filled with almost all the top members of the then government cabinet including President J. R. Jayewardene and Minister Gamini Dissanayake. The chief guest was Donald Carr, secretary of the ECB. Percy goes close to Carr and sings…
Percy follows saying; "Mr. Donald Carr. I don’t know in which car you came. Please get up because I’m with the National flag of my motherland." Mr. Carr stands up. Percy gives him a hug and goes out to continue cheering the cricketers.
Andy Flower probably was the greatest Test batsman produced by Zimbabwe. He was in terrific form during his country's tour of Sri Lanka in 2001. Flower had made a big hundred in Colombo in the first Test and at the end of the game, Percy paid him a rich tribute with a poem that indeed would have made any great poet proud.