A 5-0 series white wash against India in their own den would have been disastrous for the lankan lions. Thanks to some lousy bowling from indian bowlers and really stupid selection of shots , Sri lanka has been able to save a little pride by winning atleast the last one day match of the series .
India sure is on a roll and i have never been so optimistic about the current cricket team . Yeah its the same me who use to talk about the enigmatic indian cricket team and i still stand by my words . Anyways ,lets not talk about that 😛 . 5-0 against england and 4-1 here in srilanka is laudable effort considering the team without ganguly,dravid ,harbhajan and even sachin (if u consider that he dint score in two digits in the series 😛 ) . The best part being that they have been able to win convincingly and comfortably (Second one dayer was an exception ofcourse ). First time TEAM INDIA is starting to show its real meaning because the team is playing as a unit as for the first time ,not depending upon a individual.
Last couple of months have been quite exciting for Cricket fans like me .Indian cricket team is on second position in ICC cricket ratings for the first time . Yes , for the first time and thats quite a shocker isnt it ??.A country like ours which has given so many great legends to the sport like kapil dev ,sunil gavanskar ,sachin tendulkar ,bishen singh bedi etc , has never been able to reach the second position leave alone the first place . Better Late than never now that we are in 2 , the no1 spot is just a series away . Touchwood 😉
South african team becoming the no. 1 team and australia moving to 3rd place , Sounds so good rite ?? I mean i was sick of seeing a perfect side like australians had 😉 . I am really happy to see the fall of the mighty australian side .Yes they were the best team and played some fabulous cricket over last decade but then they could never gain my respect ,may be because they were a proud team and had an acute superiority complex . MR . Ponting – i know it must be paining a lot .but thats the way it is . Higher you go , Harder you fall !! 😀
Coming to IPL seasons II , I wonder if the last two letters mean Paisa Lutaao . These so called business tycoons with their so called Girl freinds / cine stars are spending money like hell . The news channels have already raised questions if spending this much is necessary during recession times . I guess ITs there money and and they can very well spend that and i am sure they will get huge returns for that . Thats why they are investing it . So simple logic 😛 . All i feel sad for now is that my DAD is not a Cricketer 😛 . If he was one i would have been one too and that way i would have made so much money by now 😛 and instead of posting a blog post , i would have released a book . I would have been famous . Not to mention that i would have become a heart throb among the indian girls by now 😛 .. and then…….wait a minute i have gone way off the track .. .So where was I ,.. yeah IPL . So I was saying IPL is really merry making time for cricketers . Take for example Peterson and Flintoff , they are getting 1.55 million dollars for 3 weeks .. and Mortaza , the guy from bangladesh valued at 50,000 dollars was auctioned at 650,000 $ ,more than 10 times his value . like we say in tamil ..
engayo macham irrukku pa ivangaluku .
sorry guys cant translate that one 😛 .
Anyways lets forget about money . All i want to say is that i cant wait to watch these guys come out and play .
well , I will call it for today . I know most people dont like cricket here 😛 . never mind the post ,u can always post some off topic comments on my blog 😛 .
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Well , somebody do something before my blog turns entirely into a sports blog 😛 .That was not what i had in my mind while starting this blog 😉 Anyhow cricket is at its best now , not exactly the same old gentelemen’s game but then who cares ?? 🙂 until the game is interesting and has a lot of hot firangi chicks cheering for the game 😆 .
The fact that cricket is not ruhi ‘s cup of tea and she wouldn’t be commenting again makes me sad 😦 she has got this new domain of hers has a pretty decent and neat theme.She has been complaining that i am writng just cricket cricket and cricket : P .Well i really cant help posting abt cricket. Now coming back to the actual content of the post 😛 the match between the knight riders and chennai super kings . The game for which i was eagerly waiting for, perhaps ,many others too . YES ,the battle of the titans . I couldn’t see the the first half of the match live because i had placement and scholarship distribution function in my college 😦 . but yes i did see the highlights part of it and i must say the match turned out to be one sided one .
None of my fellow bloggers are having a good IPL experieance . Ridhimma seems to be in deppression atleast thats what she is saying . All because of her home team could not register even one win till now 😉 . Nothings going right for mumbai team sachin is injured ,jayasurya is not doing anything great and adding to the injury harbhajan has started his usual controversy now in india by slapping sreeshant (the same guy who stares at batsman even when he is hit for a six , was seen to be crying uncontrollably ).Anyways , i have asked ridhimma to support my home team for her good. 😛
Poor ISH . He would have been pretty disappointed after his team lost so miserably 😛 . i know it wouldn’t have affected his AIEEE paper but still lets hope he writes it well 🙂 . Kolkata riders supposedly better team due to its bowling line up looked lame from the very first ball . I must say 147 odd runs were quite less compared to the standard of batting this tournament has generated .Thanks to the three wicket haul by jacob oram. Other wise he had a very ordinary tournament till now .I had a lot of expectations from him when chennai bought him. Anyways better late than never atleast he performed 🙂 . With the likes of dhoni hayden and hussey defending this target was never going to be easy but i never thought the chennai kings will win this comfortably . Hayden looked in ominous touch which seemed pretty clearly when he had hit six of ishant’s good length delivery .it was hayden’s second consecutive 50 that helped chennai super kings to register their 3rd consecutive victory thus making them the only unbeatable side 🙂 .Dhoni joined the party too with 43 of just 27 balls with 2 huge hits .Which ofcourse marked dhoni’s usual way of getting the victory runs by hitting a six .
Well ,ain’t i happy to see chennai kings roaring their way up to the points table ??? Though the team doesnt look as formidable as other teams like deccan challenger look i still feel the balance is very much present in chennai team and i wouldn’t be surprised to see my team right there in the finals of the very first IPL tournomanet and i hope kolkata knight riders reach the finals too because thats the only other team i am suporting and also because i want to see chennai super kings kick knight riders a** once again 😀
This is atrocious , unfair and unacceptable . I should have written this post a long ago but i guess enough is enough..i cant wait to show my disgust here . Any idea why i am restless and ranting here .Well , ok fine , i will tell you . Remember 6 or 7 years ago idea of a set top box was introduced .yeah the one which was never implemented except in one place .Any guess ??? yeah ,the place is chennai .
4 years ago I was surprised to see that the place actually has set top boxes implemented but 99 percent people were not using it . First reason , the set top box costed around 4000 bucks that time and second , People here were happy to see the free channels like sun tv , jaya tv etc etc (all tamil channels ) and the sick soaps they telecast . but slowly it turned into frustration i couldn’t watch any of my favourite channels . NO star movies no HBO ,no axn ,no discovery , no set max and what the hell no Espn ,star ports too .Could you imagine a cable without these channels . The main reason y i am disgusted is while the whole nation watched matches live on Tv I had to see the scores on a news channel . Thank god atleast they spared the new channels 🙂 . Now that the grand IPL is going on i have no way to watch the matches 😥 .
i cant understand if other cities have not implemented this set top box thing why only in chennai. I am tired of watching the same old crappy channels the local cable operators give. 50 percent of the channels here are crappy tamil channels ,then other 50 percent comprises of music channels , news channels and yeah ofcourse channels like jetix ,chutti and pogo . what the hell ??
There are two options left for me either i should pay for the set top box (some say that it is now being distributed free because no body was buying it 😛 ) and get all the pay channels or else would have to call guys from tata sky to have theor connection . Anyways , i have to make sure that i don’t miss too many IPL matches otherwise what would i blog 🙂 and now that i have to stay in home till i get my joining date kiling time with the sun tv’s and jaya tv’s arround would be a difficult task 🙂
What appeared to be an event that drew even more attention than world cup atleast here in india finally had its inauguration ceremony yesterday .Thanks to all the franchises and BCCI for publicizing the event on a scale that is even hard to comprehend .The show was kicked off by a stunning ,flamboyant and spectacular grand opening ceremony . It all started well before the actual match was scheduled to start and i was really starting to wonder if it was cricket that was to take place . Glittering fireworks , gymnasts from rope ,singers and of course hot babes was all that anyone would not wish to miss .The dazzling ceremony eyed upon by millions across the world marked the launch of IPL which can be rightly termed as “Cricket’s next level.”44 days, 123 Indian players , 73 overseas players and 59 matches in eight different places.World is set to witness the biggest and most lucrative cricket tournament ever which might even take over the world cup.
It was not only the grand opening launch that took fan’s breath away , the opening match at the chinnaswamy stadium ,bangalore prooved why T-20 is called people’s game.IT was an absolute stunner. Winning the toss and electing to bowl on a pitch with a green top was the best decision any captian could take. That was the only thing that went right for the royal chalengers. It all started for Mc cullum in the second over with a 4,6 and 4 and what subsequently came out was the most explosive batting i have ever witnessed. Scoring an unbeaten 150 in a 20 over match is no joke . it was raining 6s and 4s there . Who could have expected a team with ganguly, ponting who could have ever expected an innings like that from him.Showing no mercy to any bower he scurried past his hunred in 53 balls and then 150 in just 70 balls.
Chasing 222 runs was never going to be easy and with jaffer and dravid opening who are not best known for their hitting, it seems literally impossible . I cant understand of jaffer’s inclusion in T20 side. I mean ,he is not a 20-20 player . Asking a player to score 10 runs an over who cant even score 3 runs an over is too harsh 😛 . I guess i am being too harsh on him thats the way it is he was struggling even to touch the ball. Mr.malya you did a big mistake by picking him and yeah could canyone throw light ,why the hell is sunil joshi in the side when he has left international cricket years ago .Its absurd ,really ridiculous .Nothing’s shamefull then to lose in front of a home crowd that too with a margin as big as the one they had yesterday.
Looks like shahruk khan is riding the luck as for now he looked totally exstatic and why not ?? his team had jsut won the very first match of the so called “cricket ka karmayudh”.