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  • Aniruddh 2:13 pm on June 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    A Cricketing Moment to Remember 

    Firstly, my apology to all my readers(I think I only have one reader :D) for my long absence from the blog as I was busy designing a blog for all Hollywood fans and will surely post about it on this blog after it gets completed.

    So yeah this post is titled “A cricketing moment to remember” and this is about a cricketing incident in Indian cricket which just came into my mind from nowhere today morning. Of course there have been numerous incidents in cricket but this one was a special one for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The time goes back to the India-Australia Test Series in 2007 which I think is one of the most controversial test series involving India after that racist war between Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds, plus the controversial umpiring decisions in the Sydney test match which India lost. So, going into the 3rd test match in Perth, India were 2-0 down in the series.

    Now, India won the toss and chose to bat first in the Perth Test and were bowled out for 330 but the bowlers bounced back well and bowled out Australia for 212. Of course people might say how well VVS Laxman and Irfan Pathan (Man of the Match) played in that game and without a doubt they did play well, but what was more noteworthy was R.P. Singh’s contribution as a tail-ender in the second innings.

    India were struggling in the second innings at 235-8, while laxman was still at the crease when R.P. Singh walked into the middle and I still Harsha Bhogle saying that “The only way R.P. Singh knows to bat was one foot down the leg side and a swing of the bat towards mid-wicket” and that’s true without a doubt because that’s the tailender way of batting. But he did show outstanding courage in that innings by forming a crucial 50 run partnership which led India to a reasonable total. He made only 30 runs of 73 balls but important thing was he helped VVS Laxman who always bats well against Australia and created a vital partnership which in the end helped India to win the match.

    Now, some people might say that “What was the big deal ?? Any tailender could have done that ??” , but the incident that happened after R.P. Singh got out was worth watching. Each and every person in the Indian dressing room, Rahul Dravid, Saurav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and even legend Sachin Tendulkar stood up, clapped and acknowledged what he had done. I can still remember Sunil Gavaskar’s word when he was returning to the dressing room, he said “What a moment !! Even the senior most and the oldest member of the Indian Team, Sachin Tendulkar is appreciating what this man R.P. Singh has done for the team” !! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Moments like these define Indian Cricket !!

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    • Bikram 2:32 pm on June 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Thats what it is , A TEAM and each and every player has a value, when all get together WE WIN.. and only a player who has himslef played can understand , those who asked the question whats a big deal in RP singhs battinmg all they do is watch TELEVISION and never ever played themselves I guess..

      Good ot see a post from you ๐Ÿ™‚

      take care and write often ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Aniruddh 10:36 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    India Awaits a Golden Moment 

    “There is no bigger thing in this world than giving joy to a billion hearts”, this quote from Navjot Singh Siddhu is very true indeed. I cannot explain by merely writing a blog post that how exciting the last seven days have been, passion of cricket has engulfed India and the entire nation really looks forward to what could be a defining moment in Indian cricket.


    Firstly in the quarter final game India nailed the Aussies at Mohali, and now with a more than convincing win over arch-rivals Pakistan, India clearly look to be the favorites for winning the World Cup and give the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar a priceless gift for his 20 years of service to Indian cricket. India have gone through a tougher path than Sri Lanka to reach the World Cup Finals, and what has been more admiring and appreciable about this Indian team is the fielding standards that they have shown in the last two games. I believe that India have won 40 % their last 2 matches against Australia and Pakistan mainly because of our fielding. India looks solid in the batting department and the bowling is peaking at exactly the right time.

    Looking back at the last few games I find that Indian team is playing in the personality of their captain. M.S. Dhoni is the “God of Calmness” and merely his presence on the field even though he is not in great batting form has helped a great deal to ease the pressure on the team during crunch situations. I don’t understand why all of my friends on facebook keep keep criticizing him even after we win a game :(. With Sehwag at his agressive best, master blaster chasing his 100th ton, Gambhir taming the spinners, Kohli batting brilliantly, and Yuvraj and Raina tonking the ball, our team looks to be a perfect combination of youth and experience.

    Bowling was considered to be the weaker part of the Indian team before the world cup, some experts even said that India cannot win the World Cup with this bowling attack, but it seems that our bowlers have heard them and are performing quite well in the last 2 games, Zaheer has been brilliant as usual, and so are Ashwin and Harbhajan, Yuvraj has also managed to chip in with wickets every now and then, the only weak link in the bowling attack according to me is Munaf Patel, I am not saying he is a bad bowler but occasionally he becomes quite predictable with his line and length which results in his downfall.

    Finally, what I think is that a bigger factor in the world cup finals will be a team’s ability to handle pressure. The team which will handles pressure better will win the world cup. The entire nation awaits witnessing a “Golden Moment”, “I Hope” we will win it this time.

    Cheer for India & Bleed Blue..!! \m/ ๐Ÿ˜€

     
    • bikram 12:15 am on April 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Munaf is not the weak point nehra was but he is back and was the best bowler
      India has a very good chance now maybe get back ashwin for munaf or nehra and we go take on sri lanka
      Good to see a post from you after ages. All the best to indian team. We will win this time.
      And we can take pressure as we proved against pakistan just pray sehwag- sachin stay together for the first 15 overs..

    • Aniruddh Tare 12:30 am on April 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      yeah you are right..!! Nehra has been declared unfit for the next game, so I think Ashwin will surely replace him, and yeah I was glued to my television in the entire world cup :D, so couldn’t write anything, Just hope that we win the finals..!! cheers..!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • abhishek tyagi 12:45 am on April 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      this time we will be the one……THe Champions

  • Aniruddh 10:29 pm on January 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Countdown To World Cup 2011 

    The Biggest Cricketing Event which is held once in every four years will be on the floor about 1 month from now and no surprises that it is going to be a massive success because it is going to be played in a group of countries where Cricket is a religion. It will be a wonderful atmosphere in the Indian subcontinent when people of all the ages, both the sexes gather together to experience some really fascinating cricketing action.

    Without a doubt I expect the cricket matches in the World Cup to be dominated by the batsmen because the pitches in India are graveyard for bowlers, although the wickets in Sri Lanka always have had a little bit of juice in them for faster bowlers but I suspect whether it is going to be there in the world cup because these days crowds gather into the ground to see some hard hitting by the batsmen. Gone are the days when even 200 used to be the winning total in ODI’s, these days it is almost impossible to defend a score below 300 mostly when it is played in the sub-continental conditions.

    Almost all teams have announced there squad by now and without a doubt I think the 3 sub-continental teams : India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are the prime contenders for winning the world cup this time around. The Indian squad for the world cup was announced today and the inclusion of Piyush Chawla and Munaf Patel surprised a few people including me. Firstly, talking about Piyush Chawla, I think that being and inexperienced leg-spinner it will be difficult for him because leg spin demands much more control rather than off spin bowling. The selectors must have compensated by including another fast bowler because Indian team has a lot of part time spin bowlers who can rush through their overs pretty quickly. Secondly, Munaf Patel’s inclusion was surprising to me because he hardly has performed well in ODI’s in Indian Conditions. Although he did win the “Man of the Match” award in the last game but that game was played in South African conditions which are extremely different from the Indian conditions. Also I think pace on the ball is the key in the world cup because Indian conditions do not offer swing and seam movement for medium pace bowlers.

    Finally talking about my favorites to win the World Cup I will definitely put my money on India and Sri Lanka because they have the home advantage. But at the same time you cannot underestimate any Australian and South African side’s mainly because ofย  their ability to give their 100 percent efforts on the field. So, it is going to be a tough contest, hope that India win it.

    Cheers..! ๐Ÿ™‚

     
    • Bikram 6:45 pm on January 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      waiting for it , that reminds me i need t oget my sports package sorted cant miss the matches now ๐Ÿ™‚

      so who do u think will win or whaich team is the favourites

      • Aniruddh 8:10 pm on January 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I think India and Sri Lanka are the favourites, but as always u cannot count Australia out of the contest..!

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