When it comes to naming the greats in Indian cricket, Sachin Tendulkar will, for sure, unanimously be named at the top. Every run he takes sets a new record; every match he plays sets a new milestone for the rest.<br/>
While India was marching down to Jawaharlal Nehru stadium during the opening ceremony, turning out the country’s largest contingent in the Delhi Games, a thought struck me that the grandeur of the event would have increased manifolds had another very spectacular sport been a part of it, that is, cricket!
The Indian Premier League - An idea of one man that became a rage in the entire cricketing world.
Watching the Tri-Colour waving high in the blue sky has always given me goose-bumps.
The passion for cricket is so intense in India, that there is no room left for anything else to exist!
The Indian cricket team met with the same fate they were served with the last time when they traveled West Indies for a World Cup. An early exit from the tournament, thus failing to make it to the semi-finals!
Whosoever said that Twenty20 cricket might see the demise of spin bowling surely needs to seriously revise his statement.
Let us remind ourselves that he is not the first cricketer to cross 200 in an ODI!
For once I support the Shiv Sena…
For once I support Shiv Sena…
How good is it to be the king of a province that oneself only wishes to abandon?
How good is it to be the king of a province that oneself only wishes to abandon?<br/><br/>Somewhat similar is the case with the Indian cricket team and its ascendancy to the top spot of the Test arena.
I am thankful to all those who have worked their entire lives, just to give us a better lifestyle. But again, there is something that seems to be missing. With no offense to anyone, I feel that technology has robbed me! Robbed me of something which had been so vital in my life until a few years back!
I had almost recuperated from the confused state of mind that IPL left me with, when again, the Champions League T20 launched itself with a bang, giving me more perplexed thoughts, as well as a feeling of apprehension.
That’s the first thing that came out of my mouth after I saw the news flashing on my Television screen: <i>ICC suspends WADA’s ‘whereabouts’ clause until solutions to India’s problems are found!</i>
I was heart-broken and disappointed…! I knew we were losing it. But when finally Glenn McGrath did the honours for Australia, coaxing Zaheer Khan to get caught by Darren Lehmann, thus dismissing India’s last wicket, I realised that now it was truly the time to reconcile to the fact that it was gone… The dream was shattered! The 2003 World Cup was gone…
Once again the BCCI and the ICC are at loggerheads! This time too, the Indian Cricket Board showed no apprehensions in ridiculing the apex body’s rules.
‘Hey hold on!’ My feet halted…I looked up in the sky… big mammoth size droplets fell on my face lovingly. For a moment, I forgot about getting late for office.
India’s performance in the T20 World Cup in England this year has been no less than a tragic story out of the classic books. Different people came up with different reasons for the failure. The difference in opinion varied so much that even the captain and the coach of the same team refused to narrow down to a mutual rationale.
The IPL is gone…. The T20 World Cup has come… Well, there is no end to entertainment for cricket lovers in India...!!!