Australia (127 & 381) beat Pakistan (333 & 139) to take a winning 2-0 lead in the Cricket Test Series down Under…Miracle or Mediated!?

Would you believe it!?….On the verge of a historic Test Win Down Under,Pakistan actually lost to Australia !

Trailing 206 runs in the first Innings,only a Miracle could have saved Australia….Pakistan had to capitulate in their second innings just like Australia did in their First….and guess what !? The Miracle happens !? Pakistan did !

Look at the scores….Australia 127 and 381 and Pakistan is a virtual reversal of this… 333 and 139

Now ! Now !….Miracle or some Mediation !?

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Remembering My Parents on the recent deaths of Cricket Crazy,Rajsingh Dungarpur and ‘Dirty Dancing’ Star,Patrick Swayze

Rajsingh Dungarpur passed away a few days ago…Cricket and Rajbhai were synonymous…He played for Rajasthan State  decades ago and then assumed pivitol administrative roles in our Country’s Cricket Structure…The Cricket Club of India,Mumbai (CCI)  and Rajbhai were one soul….Yet,in the past year he was sen often in solitary bliss,gazing out soulfully at the Golf Greens while enjoying a peaceful Breakfast or Lunch at the Willingdon Club Verandah or Garden Cafe…Perhaps the Machinations against him at CCI saddened him…..Not long before Alzehimers took over,Rajbhai was seen passionately regaling,whoever cared to lend a ear, with Cricketing anecdotes…Rajbhai will be remembered for many Cricket lores,but most for his insistence,despite strong opposition within the selection committee,on including the very young boy ,Sachin Tendulkar in the Cricket Tour to Pakistan in 1989 and for offering the Captaincy to a very startled,Mohd Azharuddin,who jumped at the opportunity

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India just short balled out of the ICC T-20 Cricket World Cup

India and Dhoni just lost it ! Expect a Swift and Strong Media and Public Backlash in India 

I penned this blog title before the last ball was bowled!

We lost to England in a crunch Super 8 game by just 3 runs!… We needed 154 to win and 19 of the last over… We got just 15 !..4th ball was hit for a six by Pathan… fifth ball he hit to Long On and just a single was taken ! when Going  for Two would have put some pressure on the fielder ! and given strike back to Pathan… who knows ! he could have hit the last ball for a Six and tied the game !… what actually happened was that we needed an impossible 8 to win of the last ball and Dhoni managed a Four.We ended at 150/5 chasing England’s 153/7.

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Just watch Sehwag Live now on Set Max or DD National …T-20 India v/s NZ…4 sixes..25 of 7 balls !

India has just begun their 45 day Cricket tour of New Zealand in blistering fashion with Sehwag on 25 of just 7 balls…watch him Live demolish the Kiwis in this T 20 match…he’s hit 4 sixes already…three of the first three balls he faced !…. Vettori elected to field after winning the toss

oooooooooooooo! Sehwag has just been bowled for 26 trying to hoist over midwicket…India is 32 fo2 and the fourth over has just started

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh…from being reviled to being revered !

We blame Cricket Players for Performance Inconsistency…But just reflect…We too are guilty of Inconsistency when assessing them

A Strong Case in point is our own Cricketer ‘Yuvi’ or Yuvraj Singh

We revered him when he hit those record Six Sixes of a Six Ball Stuart Broad Over in the T20 World Cup in South Africa…Our Board rewarded him with a Luxurious Premium Car…We all agreed that he was from ‘Another Planet’

We Reviled him when he failed to perform after the T-20 World Cup and dropped him from the Test Team…Cynics and Critics agreed that we need to send him to ‘Another Planet’

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India 444/5 at New Delhi’s Kotla Cricket Ground as Australians Capitulate

Gautam Gambhir just got bowled by Shane Watson for a superb 206 and Ganguly too did not bother the scorers too much … It’s the post lunch session and the only two Indian Wickets to have fallen today just did on the second day of the third Test Match in the four match Sunil Gavaskar-Allan Border Series… India leads the Series 1-0

Some great commentary from Mark Nicholas and Sunil Gavaskar…. Nicholas starkly states that the Australians are in a state of both mental disintegration and physical integration as a tired Brett Lee bowls a tired ball and let’s Laxman crack a four to third man… Gavaskar observes that it’s just a game of Cricket being played.. not Test Cricket… Indians are not being tested says he

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