Gayle Unleashed

June 23, 2012

Gayle Unleashed

On a lighter note..

April 15, 2012

It was a pretty much a lousy day, dull and grey, in-short it was a London like day. While I was cleaning my phone’s memory, I found a photo that I took in Australia on a London like day.

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Miss tuk ul Haq

February 29, 2012

I might not be wrong by saying that, Misbah ul Haq is Anti Imran Khan. I am not talking about politics, this argument is purely based on Captaining abilities. Imran Khan had a great role in Pakistani cricket history for setting up a role model of captaining the cricketing side. His motto was, ” Offense is the best form of defense”.

Misbah ul Haq defends, “Defense is the best form of defense”. Which, somehow have worked for Pakistani team in test form of cricket. I am not a impressed by his captaining abilities, sometimes extremely negative approach of play the game. But, on the other hand, I have to say the he is the best in what squad we have at the moment.

 

Gracious in Defeat..England!

February 9, 2012

This shouldn’t be a ‘news of the world’ anymore that they are not gracious winners or even losers for that sake. Even, writing about it is bit of a cliche’, I would rather like to quote dictionary.

Sore Loser

1-            “A sore loser is someone who loses in a fair competition but whines about it on a constant basis, blaming  everyone around them for their loss except themselves. Fun to taunt, but no fun to play with.”

  • “Stop throwing chess pieces at me, ya damn sore loser!
  • “Stop blaming the swing, ya damn sore losers!”

2-           Someone who can’t simply be honorable, by accepting defeat and/or trying again. On the contrary, said individual or group engages in childish pissing and moaning; bitching about how it’s not fair and the other side cheated, etc.

  • “What about Saeed Ajmal? Ya damn sore losers!”

 

 

 

*Reference – Urban Dictionary.

Pakistan Vs No 1 Team

January 28, 2012

A disappointing day for Indian cricket team turned out to be very exciting day for Pakistan. Stunning win over England can prove to be a turning point for Pakistan cricket, which has been under a lot of pressure for last couple of years.

Keeping it short today, I would require some time to digest this win, it’s been a long time coming.

 

Saint Warnie

March 2, 2011

Shane Warne should be given ‘Saint’ status after his spot on prediction of a tie match between England and India.What are the odds of spot-on prediction of a tie game in cricket? I can’t even calculate.

Shane Warne tweeted eight hours before the game, “Looking forward to the game between india and England today should be a cracker.. My prediction a tie ! ”

After the game he tweeted, “Before u think there was something untoward re prediction of a tie, thought it was going to be a cracker-tie was tongue in cheek-but right”.
Who else could have predicted it right but Saint Shane Warne. I don’t have anything else to say.

Are we there yet !

December 29, 2010

England has done it in style, keeping Ashes urn, winning it in Australia after 18 years. It would not be wrong to say, England outplayed Australia in every aspect of the test match. My pick of the match was Ricky Ponting ‘s argument with cool headed umpire Aleem Dar.

It took good five plus minutes of the test match in, what appeared to be a heated argument between the Rickey Ponting and the Umpire. It was not the first time Ricky Ponting has been involved in on field animated arguments with umpires and opposition. But, surprisingly he was only charged 40% of his match fee, which does not seem to be appropriate. I have seen players been banned for two matches for incident lot minor than this altercation.

Ricky has done a lot of good for Australia but I do not like him because of his lack of sportsman spirit spanned throughout his career. He is on the decline for few years now, his captaincy was under threat during last season as well. Though he got a lucky boost during 2009 when Pakistan toured Australia. He owes a big thanks to Mazhar Majeed for granting him another season in a plate.

I am a firm believer that a great player should leave when he is still considered as one of the best in his area of expertise or at least he should be mature enough to understand the changing nature of their role. Prime examples of great players who said good bye are Adam Gilchrist and McGrath. Steve Waugh was another great example, who came under scrutiny during last season of his career but he shut all of his opponents by hitting one of his best tone in the very last match of his career.

When public start asking – Are we there yet? It does not do any good for the future Autobiography. I would like to see a superb last inning by Ricky and leave the cricket they way he deserve.  Doesn’t matter how much do I dislike the non-technical skills of Ricky Ponting I wouldn’t like to see him deported to Tasmania and advised only to race greyhounds, as Damien Flemming mentioned.