Sunday, March 8, 2009

Terrorist attack on cricket

The horrible cowardly attack on SL cricketers was the worst day in the life of glorious game, worse than any other.
The Lankan cricketers took it on their chin saying that they are used to bombs and bullets flying around in their country.
If the terrorists truly want to fight the SL cricketers, let them throw a bowler to stop a marauding Samarweera who notched twin double centuries or throw the gun away and hold a bat against the wily Murali.
Terrorists are cowards, pityful cowards.
There is no cause that can justify attack on fellow humans and especially sportsmen.
I think Pakistan is in a state where things have got horribly out of control and no international team will visit them for any cricket. One feels sad for the immensly talented Pakistani cricketers, though and hopes that they re-locate or at least they get to visit the other nations to play for their nation or club side.
The terrorsits have fled for now, and the game of Cricket moves on....

Empire striking back?

Are the Aussies bouncing back in the Cricketing world with the Test victories over SA? (looks like the 2nd test also going Aussie way)
Certainly looks that way with the way Mitchell Johnson of all the members took it away from Proteas with the batting in 1st innings and bowling throughout the series.
Beating the Proteas in their home ground is not easy - but Aussies are doing it just the way they did it over so many years to everyone else.
Ponting's Aussies are hitting back with revenge.
And it's a pretty sight for a cricket lover.

India leads ODI Series in NZ 2-0!

This 2-0 lead over NZ in NZ has been a super performance by a truly formidable Indian side.
Sachin firing all cylinders after so long, Raina and Gambhir coming good in the scheme of team things, Sehwag just being himself, Zaheer swinging it around and Dhoi leading from the front, it looks pretty solid and good.
I, for one, definitely will give it a thumbs up after the last dismal performance in the series where the whole Indian team failed to even notch up century.
Good job guys, and I hope that this form continues till the end of ODI series which we should win. Also dont forget that the real Test is around the corner with a Test series coming up. It will be a great test of character for both bowlers and batsmen.
Time to grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy!