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April 2, 2011




India chases Sri Lanka’s 274 successfully to lift the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 tonight at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai…Man of the Match Indian Captain Dhoni ..remained unbeaten 91 and finished it off with a 6 !…Man of the Tournament Yuvraj !…was a masterstroke by captain Dhoni to bring himself in to bat at 4 ahead of Yuvraj…….INDIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

BCCI has announced on the spot Rs One Crore to each Indian Cricketer on the Winning Indian Team,Rs 50 lakhs to each member of the Support Team,including India Coach gary Kirsten and Rs 25 lakhs to each member of the India Selection team

India is one sea of Joy and one Family….all on the streets of Mumbai and elsewhere in India…even in Dubai !

My son was at the Stadium and I don’t expect him to return before Dawn !

Sachin was crying…so were Dhoni and Yuvraj and Harbhajan….what a night for India !

Captured the rare moment above of Sachin downing Champagne on the field at Wankhede !….Team India did it for him !

“Saare Jahaan se accha Hindustan Hamara”


A good Toss to lose ! …. what say Dhoni !?

Cheers !

World Cup Finals sadly begins in Mumbai with a Controversial Toss…..

These are my personal but strongly passionate views on the Toss…sadly the World Cup began with a controversial Toss

Judge for yourselves…listen attentively to hear Sri Lankan Captain Sangakkara call ‘Tails’ and the Match Referee Jeff Crowe stating it was ‘Heads’ and indicating to Dhoni that he had won the Toss 

Indian Captain Dhoni thought he had won the toss as Sri Lankan Captain,Sangakkara called ‘Tails’ incorrectly and Referee Jeff Crowe confirmed it was ‘Heads’ and even indicated to Dhoni that he had won….Dhoni shook hands with his Sri Lankan counterpart Sangakkara and and indicated that his decison to bat or bowl first…surely he would would have elected to bat !…he was beginning to move towards Ravi Shastri to talk about team composition…and was zapped that Sangakkara said he had called ‘Heads’ correctly….methinks one of these captains was simply not honourable and it was not the Indian Captain….the Referee Jeff Crowe asked for the toss to be done again and Sangakkara won this and promptly elected to bat….Dhoni simply moved away from him…I sensed disgust here and rightly so… studio commentator Ian Chappell rightly commented that honourable men would have sorted it out among themselves….surely Sangakkara must have called ‘Tails’ and it must have been heard by both,Dhoni and the Referee Jeff Crowe as the coin was tossed…as Jeff looked down at the coin and called it ‘Heads’ and indicated to Dhoni that he had won !……Methinks Sangakarra opted for this ruse and ploy and tactic to ensure that there was a second toss !…sad…shows a clear flaw in Sangakkara’s character !…in fact Saurav Ganguly on field at Wankhede revealed immediately post toss to the Commentators that Dhoni had told Shastri that he had won the toss !…this was relayed live on TV  

India will now chase…Sreesanth is playing for injured Nehra…Sri Lanka has made four changes…Mendis,Silva,Herath and injured Mathews are out

Added at near 4pm with Sri Lanka at 60 for 1 after 16 overs

I am not alone in sensing the above view…just now TV Commentator Sunil Gavaskar just commented that Dhoni was not amused at the re-toss,as he had clearly won it the first time around… and  he simply perfunctorily shook hands with Sangakkara when the Sri Lankan Captain won the retoss and briskly moved away read more

Feeling the ‘Blues’ and loving it…Getting a strong positive vibe about India winning the World Cup today…Census confirms 1.21 billion hearts beating for the Men in Blue…Sensex confirmed this last week !

I’m feeling the ‘Blues’ and loving it !

Am getting a nice feeling and strong positive vibe about India winning the World Cup today at Wankhede Stadium

…..It will be a World Cup swan song for quite a few…but definitely for, arguably the world greatest batsman,our very own Sachin Tendulkar playing in his backyard and for,arguably the world’s greatest bowler,the Sri Lankan Murli the magician

….have decided to hold on to the charm and watch the Finals at my residence with my wife….when we have done this we have beaten the Aussies in the QFs at Motera  and followed it up by overcoming Pakistan at Mohali in the SFs….and we shall thrash the Sri Lankans today in Mumbai at Wankhede to lift the Cricket World Cup 

…as my sis-in-law wittingly commented on fb just now…

i thought only babies can change people’s lives… now i know cricket does too!!!! “

…..her son and my nephew too has come down specially from Auckland for these last stages of  the World Cup…and her son and my son  are simply living in heaven these days despite a crazy lathi charge in Motera and going all the way to Bhatinda for their Mohali Tickets ! 

…so let the 20 year olds enjoy at the Stadium !…they were at Motera,then at Mohali and have left home early today for Wankhede  to grab good seats…they confirm that despite seat nos on the tickets the crowd numbers and frenzy make it a first come first best seats scenario !…they’re having the time of their lives !

….and there is simply no warmer and overwhelming feeling than when a 21 year old son keeps hugging his father  !  

…so am planning to continue riding the luck and when India win tonight…then on Monday Lloyds Steel at Rs 19.75  will be hearing more of me !

So ‘Men in Blue…1.21 Billion hearts are beating for you !”…Census just confirmed this two days ago !…and the Sensex whole of this week ! 

Cheers !

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