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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

Discussion in 'Sports and World News' started by VahanPujari, Mar 20, 2011.


Which Team will Win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 ?

  1. India

  2. South Africa

  3. England

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  4. West Indies

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  5. Pakistan

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  6. Sri Lanka

  7. Australia

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  8. New Zealand

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  1. Written by Harsha Bhogle after the world cup match with South Africa where he scored a breathtaking century and still India Lost.

    Remember when you failed an examination. How many people recall that, your class, friends, relatives? You failed to make it to the IITs or IIMs. Who remembers. How many times have you had the feeling of being the best in your class, school, university, state….., you failed to get a visa stamped this quarter…, you missed a promotion this year, how did it feel when your dad told you in your early twenties that you are good for nothing…..and now your boss tell you the same...

    You keep introspecting and go into a shell when people most of whom don’t matter a dime in your life criticize you, back bite you, make fun of you. You are left sad and shattered and you cry when your own kin scoffs at you. You say I am feeling low today. It takes a lot from us to come out of these everyday situations and move on. A lot??? really?

    Now here’s a man standing on the third man boundary in the last over of a world cup match. The bowler just has to bowl sensibly to win this game. What the man at the boundary sees is 4 rank bad bowls bowled without any sense of focus, planning or regret. India loses, yet again in those circumstances when he has done just about everything right.

    He does not cry. Does not show any emotion.

    Just keeps his head down and leaves the field. He has seen these failures for 22 years now. And not just his class, relatives, friends but the whole world has seen these failures. We are too immature to even imagine what goes on in that mind and heart of his. That’s why I would never want to be Sachin.

    True, he has single handedly lifted to moods of this entire nation umpteen number of times. He has been an inspiration to rise above our mediocrity. Nobody who has ever lifted the willow even comes close to this man’s genius. His dedication and metal strength is unparallel. This is specially for those people who would have made fun of him again last night when India lost. They are people who are mediocre in their own lives. Who just scoff at others to create cheap fun. Who have lived in a small hole throughout their lives and thought they have seen the oceans.

    Think about the man himself. He is 37 years of age. He has been playing almost non stop for 22 years. The way he was running and diving around the field last night would have put 22 year olds to shame. The way he played the best opening quickies in the world was breathtaking. He just keeps getting better which is by the way humanly impossible. Its not for nothing that people call him GOD.

    But still I don’t want to be in those shoes. We struggle in keeping our monotonous lives straight, lives which affect a limited number of people. Imagine what would be the magnitude of the inner struggle for him, pain both mental and physical, tears that have frozen with time, knees and ankles and every other joint in the body that is either bandaged or needs to be attended to every night, eyes that don’t sleep before a big game, bats that have scored 99 international tons and still see expectations from a billion people.

    And he just converts those expectations into reality. We watch in awe, feel privileged.

    Well I think its time that his team realizes that enough is enough. They have an obligation, not towards their country alone but towards sachin. They need to win this one for him. Stay assured that he himself will still deliver and leave no stone unturned to make sure India wins this cup.

    This is not just a game, and he is not just a sportsman. Its much more than this. Words fail here...
  2. Good Luck India.....
  3. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

    Just came back after dropping two friends at the PCA stadium, Mohali.

    The atmosphere is INSANE there.
  4. ManUTDian

    ManUTDian Amatore

    New Delhi
    Don't know why, but having bad feeling about this match. May be i don't want to be any where close to being optimistic and jinx the game.
  5. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

    Just back after dropping my car at Joshi Autozone, there is police and army all over on the Jirakpur-Chandigarh road.
    A cycle waala jumped non working red light and there goes a Danda from the police straight onto the back of him as some VIP was about to cross the road and police had stopped traffic.
  6. ManUTDian

    ManUTDian Amatore

    New Delhi
    Dhoni's selection is mystery to me, Ashwin not playing is something that has baffled everyone.
  7. Ashwin not in the team is a mystery.....Nehra and Munaf are erratic.
    Lets hope for a win.
  8. Tony

    Tony Esperto

    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Grande Punto 1.2
    ::OO ::OO ::OO Watching the match ::O :shocked
  9. India tastes another blood. Pakis 6 down
  10. Why can't this over hyped game treated just as a normal game between 2 countries irrespective of who they are. It's huge waste of money / time and energies of people according to me. It beats me as to why other games cannot be given any kind of highlight. At the end of the day the eleven earn tons while for the billions it's just one more way to spend. Please stop comparing a cricketer to god. There were people who have broken records before and there will be after him. I admire him for his play but considering him a God of cricket or God is plain rubbish and shows our adulation tendencies.

    Cric lovers -- these are my opinions so please don't come after me please ;-)

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