Thursday, November 23, 2006
And Then There Were None !!!
After Team India's poor batting performance against SA in Second ODI
Original Poem- "Ten Little Indians"
Ten little Indians eying Two Forty Nine
Pollock struck early and then there were nine.
Nine little Indian boys never got set;
One played all over and then there were eight.
Eight little Indian boys facing strong eleven;
A bouncer swallowed one and then there were seven.
Seven little Indian boys trying to break the jinx;
One was caught plumb in front and then there were six.
Six little Indian boys struggling to survive;
A tame poke got one and then there were five.
Five little Indian boys chasing a good score;
Incoming ball brushed the glove and Then there were four.
Four little Indian boys drowning in the sea;
A bad shot sent one back and then there were three.
Three little Indian boys had a little clue;
One played too early and then there were two.
Two little Indians trying to get a ton;
A swinging ball caught one and then there was one.
One little Indian boy left all alone;
He inside edged a one..
...and then there were none.
Friday, February 24, 2006
On the exclusion of Saurav Ganguly from Indian team
I don't know why but people always hated him...may it be match referees,may it be the umpires,may it be the reporters...BUT they always hated him.just look at the no. of funny decisions taken against him,right from canceling a run because he ran on the pitch to banning him for few matches under the heading "can't control his team" and you will agree with me.
He was never given the due and well deserved credit for what he did for team India but he was heavily criticized when the same team failed to deliver...newspapers always denied him some space on the sports pages & glossy pages but his failure and teams failure always gave him that sort of publicity.
Probably people hated him because of the arrogance he had but we all know how the same arrogance did the trick for us in our tour of Australia...No other Indian captain had shown the courage to shut up steve waugh and australian media in psychological mindgames played there in order to bring the team morale down before starting actual cricket on the ground.
Probably his theory to select people on there merit and to promote youngsters hurt some old fashioned people sitting there.Probably they could not do much at that time but it's there time now and they are taking full advantage of it...
One more reason can also be about the arguments other Indian captain before him had argued with selectors about. his team.It was him who told them that it is his team and you can't chose the team for him.
And currently it's time for their revenge...he always chose right team for him and now selectors are not choosing him.
It really hurts to see him sitting out despite of showing decent performance in VERY limited chance he got and may he will come back again with a bang.