Monday, February 23, 2009

Last few days

  1. Yuvraj Singh climbing up the ODI rankings list....can he reach No.1 spot?
  2. Lol at the pilot who halted the play at domestic cricket game in India by landing the helicopter on the cricket pitch thinking it is a landing pad...
  3. Team India unveiled a new jersey...btw it sucks..
  4. Afridi not in the test squad against Sri Lanka... the end of Afridi?...not a good year for him..
  5. Jayawardena scored a double century against 'Pakistan'....back to form?
  6. England humiliated once again by West Indies....what a shame..
  7. Ponting decided not to play in IPL this season...Are you feeling happy KKR?
  8. Steve Bucknor announced his retirement :)
  9. Azharuddin starts his second innings as a politician....all the best Azhu Bhai
  10. Take a bow Adam Vogues ...

PS: Congrats A R Rehman and the "Slumdog Millionaire" team

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Why Again?

I thought Pujara would be there in the test series against England....But the luck was not with him....

I told my self then "Don't worry...he will surely be there in the test squad against New Zeland"..... I am once again disappointed as he was left out once again....

What the hell are the selectors thinking?....He has been very unlucky not to be selected even when he is scoring heavily in almost every match...

Pujara should have been selected in place of M Vijay...Dinesh Karthik can open the innings in the absence of one of the regular openers....So I think M Vijay as the reserve opener is not a good choice...

And also Sreesanth in place Munaf Patel should have been the right choice...And the team has only one left arm seamer(Zaheer)...There should have been another left arm bowler...May be RP Singh is the right choice...

Coming to the ODI team, Uthappa would have been a right choice ahead of Dinesh Karthik..

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Indian squad for New Zealand tour

The selectors are going to pick the Indian squad, for two Twenty20s and five ODIs against New Zealand commencing this month, on Feb 13.

I pick the following players....

1. Virender Sehwag
2. Gautam Gambhir
3. Sachin Tendulkar
4. Yuvraj Singh
5. MS Dhoni
6. Suresh Raina
7. Rohit Sharma
8. Ravindra Jadeja
9. Yusuf Pathan
10. Harbhajan Singh
11. Zaheer Khan
12. Ishant Sharma
13. Praveen Kumar
14. Irfan Pathan
15. Pragyan Ojha
16. Munaf Patel

Write in yours....

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Brothers did it

Hussey brothers for Australia against NZ and Pathan brothers for India against SL did well to make sure their teams win the game...

Michael Hussey and David Hussey ensured the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy is alive by winning the 4th ODI and levelling the series against NZ with one more ODI to play where as Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan took India to a thrilling win against Sri Lanka in a T20 match. No one might have thought India can win the match until Pathan brothers came to the crease. They completely changed the complexion of the game and won the game for India....

It's a rare happening(on the same day) and it was really nice to see these partnerships....well done Hussey bros and Pathan bros...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Why was he left out?

Dhoni, after winning the 3rd ODI and the series, said that the players who did not get a chance will get a chance to play in the next ODI and also said that he is not really looking for the record.

But I wonder why Jadeja was left out 2day?

Is Dhoni looking for the record?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Who's to blame?

Tendulkar was given out LBW 3 times in a row...which all of them should not have been given out...He was declared LBW in the first ODI when the ball was clearly pitched outside the leg stump, he fell LBW again in the second ODI when the ball was missing the leg stump and was again ruled leg-before by Sri Lankan umpire Gamini Silva on Tuesday when the ball was going down the leg side by an even wider margin.

The umpiring was terrible...Wrong umpiring decisions are common but three times in a row that too the same batsman..this is un-reasonable..

It's very disappointing to see Sachin given out by these very poor umpiring decisions...

But Sachin was moving way across the stumps which gave umpires a bit of doubt...But the decisions should be in favour of the batsman when the umpires have a doubt in their mind...

Who should be blamed now?? Sachin for his movement across the stumps? or umpires for their wrong decisions?

By the way why can't ICC implement that referral system in ODIs too??