Monday, March 26, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007


Ganguly:: "I'm very happy with my performance, you look at my scores (so what if my strike rate was less than 50%), it did very well, my timing was excellent, I'm playing my best cricket...give me back the captaincy"

Uthapa:: "I don't know what went wrong, errr...I was asked to play my natural game, and I obeyed , they changed the rules nobody dropped my catches , I was good but my luck was bad"

Sehwag:: "I did meditation and took medication, and now it is clear that I'm better than Tendulkar; also I set-up the highest ever World Cup score"

Sachin:: "Surely this is most disappointing phase of my career I lost Airtel assignment to SRK and Chawanprash one to AB, now we have this one unplanned extra month in our hands, I'm hoping to make-up for the loses..."

Dravid:: "We played bad cricket, I mean such things happen when you play lot of cricket throughout year I means its a just a bad patch, we should focus on positives of this tournament, we achieved a world record of 413 in WC, also Sehwag is back in form, so I mean life moves on.."

Yuvraj:: "ohhh yaaar, run-out kar diya B!@#C@#$ Dravid ney, nahi SL ki to !@#$% "

Dhoni:: "We tried, I tried everybody tried, I'm devastated so is my under-construction home"

Agarkar:: "Ya, ya, I was selected as bowling all-rounder, but later I realized I'm selected as a batman who can bowl...I'm still confused..., my bowling suffered, my batting suffered, and whole team suffered......, I lasted three full matches without breaking down, and now I bowl just one wide and one buffet bowl per over..."

Harbhajan:: "Sab wrong hai, asaan match mein Anil bhai ko khilatey hai, mushkil mein mujhe aagey kar detey hai, even after playing 200 matches I'm learning to cope with pressure. Doosra daalne ke chakkker mein Pehla bhi bhool gaya...., koi nahi ji, we will win World Cup NEXT YEAR.

Zaheer :: "I'm very badly hurt, I was doing good whole team was doing good, I tried my best, but it was not enough, so I'm back, so at least Isha is happy....."

Patel :: "No comments"

Pathan:: "Thank God, my fitness saved me..."

Sreesanth:: "Dhin-chak..dhin chak....main bach gaya"

Karthik:: ".....please don't sack me...please....."

Sharad Pawar :: “We are happy our team followed the good-old Indian tradition of promoting peace and brotherhood…..Our this loss will help in improving our relationship with Pakistan, SL and Bangladesh which is a good sign for this region”

Chappel :: "When is the next flight to Melbourne dude?"

Monday, March 19, 2007

hmmm...if I say I'm not hurt then I'd be plain lying, It hurts and badly too.
But at the same time, this time there are no excuses at all, few days back I read some article on cricinfo , it was about 're-building' inning after early loses, Australia topped that list whereas India was in 9th position, that clearly shows irrespective of 'high-power' middle order we simply do not have in us to counter-attack.

If one observes, South Africa or Australia, these team never go into shell after early loses, at most they play it safe for a couple of overs and after that they start counter-attacking. No matter what the scorecard reads like Ponting or Greame Smith or any other player they just counter attack, but in case of India, batsmen make mountains out of moles, they all gooooo in deep slumber, they treat rookies as worldclass performers. Too much of defensive mould, sets the tone and they actually never recover from early setbacks.

Game against B'desh was another classic example of same, I think we lost the game during Ganguly-Tendulkar partnership, they were soooo slow and defensive in mindset that affected whole team.

I'm not a Ganguly fan, never was one; and will never be one either.
I still feel that he is just playing for himself, his big scores after his comeback do not affect the outcome of game, in wins it is always some-else's contribution. Ganguly is proving just a point to media/Chappel/More etc but he is not helping the team. He has been painfully slow, he started the rot in B'desh game, and even against Bermuda he was slow.

I'm sure, after world cup he'll blow his own trumpet and ask the media to check his averages and blah blah...

I always questioned the role of minnows in world, I always thought the only purpose of having them was to::

1) Players getting freak-injuries while playin against them jeopardizing their rest of tournament or
2) India losing a point against coz of rain-washouts :-(

This time Ireland, and B'desh has turned the tables much in favor other Super-8 teams, and I still stand by my words, its going to SL-NZ final, and NZ winning in a tight game.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Take my words.....

Take my words.....New Zealand will win the cup this time, their time has come to give-up dark horse tag which they have been carrying since time immemorial.

South Africa, Australia , Sri Lanka and New Zealand will make it to last four.

Fleming and his men will lift the cup in finals!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Shallow people, shallow thoughts, shallow actions, shallow souls, shallow words, shallow actions, shallow promises!!!


Problem lies in batting order....

Mr. Woolmer, try this in next game (provided ban is lifted from Afridi); and while chasing interchange Malik and Afridi.
Simple :-)

1) Malik
2) Hafeez
3) Youhana
4) Inzy
5) Khan
6) Afridi
7) Akmal
8) Rana
9) Gul
10) Kaneria

Monday, March 12, 2007

TV at last!!!

TV, it was never my kind of thing to begin with; and here we spent last 16 months without it and without any regret or sense of missing anything.
In fact, I stayed away from it during our 4 weeks stay at home.

But now, only thing that made me go for it is...World Cup :-)
After spending a long time of 3 days deciding about one, and exhausting myself in whole process of research in terms of features and price, we decided to go for Panasonic 42" LCD.

And today in the store, we took an impulsive decision and bought a "better looking" Samsung 42" Plasma.

Next 45 days are going to be FUN, after that..I don't know what we'll do with that :-)

Btw, Happy Marriage Anniversary Biwi :-)