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June 19, 2009

Just heard some Insipid advise for RPL from ‘Experts’ on UTVi just now!

Two ‘Experts’, one Fundamental and the other Technical were on a Viewers Q & A show right now on UTVi…A viewers question came forth on RPL…”I have brought it at Rs 154,what should I do ?”

Both these ‘Experts’ went into detail on the merits of holding RPL for a One Year Hold !…Insipid Stuff…Guys ! RPL will not be in existence after a Year !….the RPL Price right now merely reflects a 16:1 merger ratio with Reliance Industries…RPL is Rs 125 and Reliance Industries is Rs 2000 !…That’s it !…so it’s a just a Piggy back share right now…It has to be !…what would have served the viewer well would be to explain to him that at his cost of Rs 154 in RPL ,his holding cost in Reliance Industries would be Rs 2464 …Will this Price be reached ,given the Court ruling against them in the RNRL Case ?…The downward effect of this on the EPS will be Rs 20 in FY 11…Despite this short term reaction in Reliance,it definitely will regain strength…It has a 17% weightage in the Sensex and if the Sensex has to move towards 18000 and beyond in the next year or two,it cannot be without Reliance climbing upwards towards Rs 3000 and beyond

Come On Guys in UTVi…I’ve been impressed with all of you…but you do need to vet some of your ‘Experts’ before putting them on your channel…unless ofcourse you’re being dictated by their PR exercise !

Afridi Powers Pakistan to it’s second consecutive T-20 Cricket World Cup Final

Just witnessed a Semi-Final where Professionals lost out to the Passionates !

What a Win !…A few minutes ago Pakistan shocked favourites South Africa in the semi final of the ICC Cricket T-20 World Cup…They will now feature in the Finals at Lords on Sunday…their second consecutive Final in Two World Cups

Pakistan won the toss and Younus Khan elected to Bat….Fearlessly  Aggressive from the first Over itself,Pakistan posted 149-4 with one down Afridi powering a superb 51 in 34 balls…he hit Spinner, Botha for four consecutive Fours in one over…It was the 11th Over of the Innings and went for 18 runs and that was a clinching over on hindsight

The way Pakistan was batting with opener Kamran scoring a brisk 23 in 13 balls and Afridi firing all guns,a score of 170 looked on the cards…both threw their wickets  miscuing Lofted shots…and South African bowlers came back and in the last 5 overs merely 29 runs were scored

Surprising Umer Gul came in only in the 13th Over and infact did not complete his quota of 4 overs…But Afridi bowled brilliantly taking 2 for 16 in his 4 overs…To my mind this was the turning point of the match…he bowled,both the star and in form and match winner potential batsmen,Gibbs and De Villeirs…Then Umer Gul bowled a fantastic 17th over…gave just six runs…Abe Morkel,the hard hitting South African Batsman,came in just too late with just a few overs left…that’s because Duminy and Kallis were just not getting out and run a ball was not enough !

Losing by just 7 runs looks close…but Pakistan was always on top with Kallis’ 64 of 54 going in vain as South Africa scored 142-5 

Man of the Match.Afridi revealed that he had asked the captain and coach to let him Open the Batting or go One down and they kept their faith in him

This Win  is more than just Sunshine for Pakistan…The country needed this inspiring and uplifting win….. Pakistan as a country is experiencing a lot of turmoil and no Cricketing Nation is willing to play on it’s shores after the Terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan Team….  even the ICC has ruled that no 50 Overs World Cup Game will be played in Pakistan when it is held in the sub continent

In the inaugural T-20 World Cup in 2007 in South Africa,India lifted the Trophy by beating Pakistan in a pulsating Final….Pakistan played inspired cricket today to earn a second chance now to Lift the Trophy read more

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