Saturday, March 14, 2009

Blame it on....

After winning 4th ODI comfortably, India lost the 5th ODI comfortably. While 4th ODI will be remembered as Sehwag's masterpiece, 5th ODI can be remembered as Rohit Sharma's disaster at crease.

Sharma who is struggling in form, was responsible for Sehwag's wicket. This was echoed by kiwi commentators. He made Sehwag wait at non-striker's end while he practiced his shots. had he taken a few singles, rotated strike, Sehwag (who seemed desperate and itching to bat) might have gone to play another good innings. I guess this's the opinion of many. Also, he was involved in two run outs. He took a lot of time to score 43, Seems he has started practicing for the upcoming test matches from the last ODI itself. I guess whether he is in test sqad or not.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

i said its coming

In my last post, I predicted that a score around 400 is coming and it came .... with a bang. We are now 2 up against kiwis and tomorrows match will be fun. The third ODI was a high scoring match. 392 was a huge score. Thanks to master blaster, he was at his peak, he was marvelous. His absence from 4th ODI might give an advantage to Kiwis

Friday, March 6, 2009

India vs New Zealand vs Rain

Sheh.....Rain has washed off second ODI. India was placed in a excellent position and had a good chance to take 2-0 lead. Tendulkar, who looked dull initially (played a supporting actor's role when Sehwag was the main hero) was back in action with a score of 61(69). Its really a good sign for Team India. At one time, the projected score was 400 (at 10 per over). With all the players in good form, it seems a big score is just a match away.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wise decision

Indian Govt decision not to send our team as a repercussion of 26/11 Mumbai, proved to be lucky for our players. If the attack were on Indian team's convoy, the situation would have been worse. There would have been huge uproar among all Indians for action. With general elections just months away, Indian Govt would have reacted strongly.

Already there are talks of postponing/rescheduling the IPL due to security reasons. Given the resurgence of extremists in our neighbouring country, and elections round the corner, its going to be tough time for a decision on IPL.

Dhoni surprised all

India won the first ODI through Duckworth Lewis Method. Contrary to the T20 matches, the team's batting looked confident. Dhoni promoted himself to one down, surprising everyone, played his natural game. But still this was far from how he used to play during his initial days. Though he didnt hit any sixers, he kept the scoreboard ticking with his singles and doubles. In the T20 matches, he was trying his best to hit the ball (hard, as usual), but couldnt time them, thus many of the strokes turned out to be ground shots. With four more matches lined up let us wait to see "Dhoni ki Dhulai"

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Are they insane ???

Oh GOD whats happening....This is really shocking. The Sri Lankan team's convoy which is touring Pakistan was attacked by terrorists. The reports indicate some players ( Sangakara, Samaraveera, Mendis, Jayawardene, Vaas, Tharanga ) were injured and admitted in hospitals. By the grace of God all are OK and discharged. However, some Policemen who were on duty protecting the convoy lost their lives. May their souls rest in peace.

The tour has been cancelled and players called back at the earliest. Its really horrible, what do the terrorists want to prove?? Terrorism has reached a new high. Its first time that cricket players have been targetted. The attack was quite similar to 26/11 Mumbai.

Meanwhile, India scored 273-4 out of 38 overs, yes the match was restricted to 38 overs due to bad weather conditions. Sehwag started well (77), gave a good platform, Raina played superbly (66), hitting big sixes. Dhoni played a captain's knock (84) helping India reach that score. Tendulkar had a start but couldnt build his innings. Hoping to see him do magic in the upcoming matches.

Expecting India to win the match !!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

IPL bonanza

IPL season's gonna start this April. Two months of complete entertainment, 2 months of big hits, 2 months of high scoring matches is just 40 days away.

Big stars of the Cricketing world will be clashing with each other, along with them, fresh raw talent is going to be discovered. It will be real delight to watch them all in action.

The complete schedule of IPL matches is at: