Saturday, March 13, 2010

Yousuf sizzles; Kings XI fizzles

I got up from my afternoon siesta and switched on the TV. Murtaza, R. Satish, Ambati Rayudu... I was wondering if ICL had started again with better uniforms and better  cheer leaders.

      And I was reminded of ICL

I thought Chris Gayle was the grim reaper of cricket till now. He is so devoid of any kind of expression after hitting those super shots. Wrong..! Yousuf Pathan perhaps deserves it more than him.

Forget Yousuf Pathan, Sidhu is going hammer and tongs  in the Extraa-Innings with all the Sidhuims. We want Mandira Bedi now ;)

Malinga was bowling yorkers with such god damn accuracy that would have crushed the toes of the batsman if they didn't put the bat in between. If cricket was played wearing heels, his yorkers would have successfully got rid of the heels. Too much of imagination here :P

I have to credit my cousin Shashanka for coming up this now- Graeme Smith was wearing Adidas socks in spite of the official sponsor of Royals' Jersey was Puma. This is for all those females who think that men watch only the likes Maria Sharapova and Anna Kournikova in such detail! It's about the SPORT  I say :P

Sreesanth came up with a shot that would put Rohit Sharma's forehand smash to shame.  With the confidence that he had gained after his bat made contact with the ball a couple of times, Sreesanth tried the switch hit against a bouncer Pradeep Sangwan, the left arm quick.  One hopes Sreesanth has insurance for all his body parts. Aha.. this can make an interesting ad for a Life Insurance Company.

Harsha Bhogle was heard saying ' I don't know why the camera is on Preity Zinta everywhere time Kings XI take a wicket.' Come on Harsha,  isn't this elementary?

Friday, March 12, 2010

And it has started!

 Evenings shall no longer be boring
No friends ?? I will no longer be cribbing
Work frustrations will not turn me into a grouch
For I will be watching IPL on TV  lazing on the couch!

I am happy that it is March 12th today and IPL has started. Life shall no longer be dull and I promised myself that I will give some vent to all my emotions and thoughts during a match.

Vaas  snared Ganguly off the 4th ball. I was so reminded of the India- Sri Lanka Independence Cup match in 1997 when he bowled Ganguly off the 1st ball.

 Angelo Mathews is the happier version of India's Robin Singh. Like Robin used to, he comes in at the No.6 position where you either need quick runs or need to do the repair job.  Like Robin, he bowls and  is  a live wire on the field. Just like Robin, he can even dive across the ocean if he were to stretch his bat to Lanka while running between the wickets.

Laxmi Ratan Shukla was hailed as the next Kapil Dev when he first came in. He is nowhere now! Forget mustache there is no hair now :P

Deccan chargers batting is like a funnel. Heavy at the top and nothing at the bottom.  Add some weight at the bottom guys :P Probably Gilly should bat at No.8!

Rohit Sharma's tennis shot was unbelievable . He will make a good doubles partner for Sania Mirza.

Done it on day-1. Saw most of the match and managed to write some stuff ! Good Night :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Earth Hour

The heat is on! It's just March 1st today and it is damn hot. The weather last week has been pretty bad. The blanket on my bed has now disappeared. And my fan speed has gone from 2 to 5.  I bet I won't be able to survive this summer without an A/C. Winter, O Winter.! I miss you so much! Hmm.. But I guess winter wasn't any kind. It was too harsh and I remember how I caught cold when I went out for a jog. That's the effect of Global Warming for you.

      I was wondering if there could be something that we can do to fight the Global Warming phenomenon. I googled and came across this Earth Hour initiative. On Earth Hour millions of people around the world turn off their lights for one hour to  call for action on global warming  and climate change.

    For a moment I thought if  a solitary hour would make any difference to combat Global warming. But then I guess it will ensure that more people are aware about Global warming and at least some of them start taking measures to prevent it.

     Earth Hour 2009 was a pretty big success and I believe it will only get better in the years to come. I am planning to turn off mt lights for an hour on March 27th, 2010. I think everyone who reads this should.  I have copy+pasted some text about 'Earth hour' for the uninitiated.

You can also visit their site

Earth Hour is a WWF initiative which sends across an inspiring message of hope and action for Climate Change. At 8.30pm on 27th March 2010, cities, towns and municipalities across the world will turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – sending a powerful global message that it’s possible to take action on global warming.

Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia, where more than 2.2 million households and turned off their lights for one hour. Just a year later, Earth Hour reached 370 cities and towns in more than 35 countries across 18 time zones, and the campaign shifted from a ‘Sydney Event’ to a ‘Global Sustainability Movement’. International landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Rome’s Coliseum, the Coke billboard in Times Square and Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai, switched off for one hour to show their commitment to the cause.   

In 2009, India joined the Earth Hour movement.  Over 5 million Indians and 56 Indian cities showed their support by switching off, saving approximately 1000 MW of power in that one hour and making the first ever Earth Hour in India a huge success!

Earth Hour also received unprecedented media coverage with over 100 stories that were filed the next morning.  Aamir Khan, the nation's popular youth icon was the Brand Ambassador for Earth Hour 2009.Also several celebrities associated themselves with the campaign including cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble.