Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Tata Nano wins “Indian Car Of The Year” award.

karthik’s not mature enough

"Karthik's not mature enough. He could have given more strike to Tendulkar to complete a well-deserved hundred. Karthik was too excited to finish off the game himself,"

- former India spinner Bapu Nadkarni

“Karthik did it in his excitement, I presume. It was due to inexperience and was not deliberate.”

- Chandu Borde




What is wrong with the media and some of the players of past generation? They are simply making issue out of nothing.

What is important, winning a match or scoring a century? I believe if you are so close to the century, you could have taken more strike or perhaps a batting power play which could have accelerated the run scoring, to reach 3 digits; but he chose not to. Then why is so hue and cry? Karthik was right in scoring his runs, winning the match is more important than personal milestones.

Tendulkar carried on in unhurried fashion, with deft dabs and clips off the pads, and glances so fine they just evaded the keeper. But with Karthik clouting Randiv over long-on for a six, the century that the crowd was looking for never arrived.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Virender Sehwag

284* runs, 239 deliveries faced, 40 hits to fence, 7 over the fence in a single day of test cricket. Virender Sehwag is genius. Ever since I have followed cricket, I have never seen anybody dominating a bowling attack so brutally. Its just magical, surreal. Matthew Hayden to some extent, but his strike rate pales in comparison to Sehwag. Add to that, out of 17 century knocks, his 12 scores have been scores above 150, 6 above 200, 4 above 250, and 2 above 300. Very near to become only person to reach 300 thrice.

This guy is amazing and, hands down, my favourite.

As S Aga rightly puts “Has there ever been another like Sehwag?”, perhaps not. I hope he goes on to score quadruple hundred tomorrow and breaks that elusive record of maximum runs scored in test cricket.


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