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Post  plum on Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:06 am

All set for a glorious final match-winning or atleast a glorious final innings by Mr Ricardo Ponting. There, stuff your mouths, critics!

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Post  Michael AF on Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:09 am

Podhum yaa reel andhu pochu. Laughing Andha manushane retire aagitu poraan. LAST INNINGS-kkum chaterjee aa? Evil or Very Mad

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Post  plum on Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:37 am

well, I have been seeing a lot of articles around the world brushing aside his nasty side, and in British media, they have not even left this chance to spin a yarn that Ponting is the embodiment of the spirit of cricket while Sachin is just hanging on for selfish reasons and is worse than Ponting in honesty and integrity .

I mean, if you wanted to talk about honesty, integrity and spirit of cricket, Ponting's retirement is the last occasion you will choose. Yet, the world dis so blatant in its propoganda.Am I pissed off? You betecher..

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Post  Wizzy on Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:37 am

mirror v2.0 Very Happy


On the other hand Tendulkar, almost two years older, has the Indian population waiting with bated breath for him to brush aside a slump. Tendulkar's decline has gathered speed since he began to concern himself more with the statistical side of batting rather than constantly seeking to make match-winning contributions. The accumulation of centuries became his search for the Holy Grail, but it hasn't resulted in anything like the joy provided by Monty Python and the gang.




India is fortunate to have skilful young replacements but there's more chance the Dalai Lama will be replaced than Tendulkar moved aside. It's up to Tendulkar to replicate Ponting's decision and make sure the timing of his retirement is as exquisite as one of his flowing cover drives.



http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/594635.html

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Post  plum on Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:21 pm

kadavuL illai kumaru - irundha indha naayi ellAm pEsumA?

Paandiyan has clung on to the team despite 2 years of under-performance. And even now, only after meeting with selectors and realising he will be dropped if he doesnt score in Perth , that he volunteered. idhu dhan timing of retirememntA? The way Ian Chappell lies through his teeth about Ponting doing the honourable team is disgusting. And nobody - jus tnobody - in the world press calls this two-facedness.

Anglo saxon araajagam ozhiga! If Anglo Saxons continue to dominate, indha Cricketngara gameE nAsamA pOgattum

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Post  Kaaling on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:28 pm

plum wrote:Paandiyan has clung on to the team despite 2 years of under-performance.
This. Actually under-performance for the last 4 years (Indian series and Fixer's drop catch innings ellaam sellaadhu sellaadhu). Especially irked by "avan maanasthan-da" type subtle jibes by Sachin-haters.

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Post  Kaaling on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:37 pm

Bala (Karthik) wrote:Can someone please explain what's going on? What the hell is Flintoff doing in boxing? :1947: Embarassed
avane sonnaan
Flintoff wrote:"I wanted to get back into professional sport at a time when I needed something. I was drifting,".
"I needed the focus of being a sportsman again, getting into the gym and working towards something."
Looking at the hand-picked opponent, publicutty stunt maadhiri theriyudhu.

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Post  Bala (Karthik) on Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:02 pm

Bizarre! Thanks kaaling

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Post  plum on Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:57 pm

B(K) - unlike India, Cricket is a minority sport in England. Once you retire, you have a few options similar to India but only to the top line performers - like, you can become a commentator but only the top-line commenting talent can. And mostly, this line is taken by the public school educated(Englandla public schoolna private posh school - enna ezhavu conventionO!) privileged player like Gower, Atherton, Vaughan etc or the odd extra-ordinary boorish, working class talent like Botham, who despite bneing a poor commentator can survive in that line.

This line is ruled out for Flintoff

You can become a coach - again, only for top coaching talent. Again, ruled out for Flintoff. (think of his captaincy stint to understand his lack of fitness for coaching)
You can become a cricket writer- again, the public school boys are the ones succesful here. Even average county players like Mike Selvey ace this line with their writing talent and inside knowledge of the sport and proximity to players, administrators through the public school old boys network. Again, ruled out for Working class boy Flintoff

Recently, you have Strictly COme Dancing - basically, Jhalak Dhiklaa Jaa, Maanada Mayillaada type shows. Vaughan, Ramprakash etc took this route. Ruled out for clumsy FLintoff, whose working class clientele will abandon him if he takes this wimpy route

Failing all this, the options for a working class hero like Fflintoff is to go around pub circuits selling some typical stories of him as a talented working class hero victimised by the elite public school fellers. Flintoff might still do this in future but this just pays your normal bills

Being just 36 yearrs of age, Flintoff needs something that pays for his lavish lifestyle - and this can only be done with publicity stunts. This is a great move because this will strengthen his working class hero, tough guy image among the adoring public and keep him saleable among media for some more time

That is the background

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Post  V_S on Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:57 am

Moved by SA guard of honor to Ponting. cheers

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Post  Bala (Karthik) on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:29 am

plum wrote:kadavuL illai kumaru - irundha indha naayi ellAm pEsumA?

Paandiyan has clung on to the team despite 2 years of under-performance. And even now, only after meeting with selectors and realising he will be dropped if he doesnt score in Perth , that he volunteered. idhu dhan timing of retirememntA? The way Ian Chappell lies through his teeth about Ponting doing the honourable team is disgusting. And nobody - jus tnobody - in the world press calls this two-facedness.

Anglo saxon araajagam ozhiga! If Anglo Saxons continue to dominate, indha Cricketngara gameE nAsamA pOgattum
Just caught up on a few things the last couple of days - some recent articles, Brett Lee's run out obstruction, documentary on Pak '99 (Chennai test especially). Fate has sodomized Sachin Tendulkar badly. That's all i can say. Forget anglo-saxons Plum, the ugliest voices are from India. Siladhu'laam padikkave mudiyala. The narrative is not just that Sachin has to go now but he should have gone long back'amaam and chance kuduthutte irundha evan venaa adippanaanamaam.. Bullshit! It's disgusting. The WORST part of the whole thing now is this - whatever, whatever Sachin does now, his face will continued to be pressed down and rubbed in dirt. There's no way out now.

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Post  Michael AF on Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:02 am

Aus 7 wkts down.

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Post  Michael AF on Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:50 am

SA will gain 3 and move to 123. Still the Number 1.
Aus will lose 2 and drop down to 114.

http://www.icc-cricket.com/match_zone/test_predictor.php

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Post  Michael AF on Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:26 pm



SA - Wins test series in Aus again. Previous win was in 2008/09(Duminy/steyn) heroics. The only side to win twice in Australia , in recent memory. Cool

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Post  Michael AF on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:36 pm

Bliss/Blast from the PAST.



*Great Indian Partnership* Tendulkar & Azharuddin Capetown 1997

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Post  V_S on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:13 pm

Namma seenu sir enna solraar'nu padichiruppeeenga.Smile.
http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/594722.html

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Post  Wizzy on Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:58 am

:ripper:


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Post  Michael AF on Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:14 am

ri Lanka's team management has expressed concerns over footage that it believes shows Peter Siddle tampering with the ball in Sri Lanka's first innings.

Management believes broadcast cameras may have captured Siddle using his fingernails to raise the seam of the ball in the 88th over of Sri Lanka's innings, while bowling to Prasanna Jayawardene.

Sri Lanka team manager Charith Senanayake said their suspicions had been raised in the dressing room as they received the video-feed in real time, in the second session on day three.

"We have the footage with us," Senanayake said. "We recorded the game and it's there for everybody to see. We saw something illegal and have reacted to that."

Sri Lanka are yet to make an official complaint to match referee Chris Broad but Senanayake says he has flagged the issue with Broad.

"I have spoke to the match referee informally," he said. "It's up to them to act now, but we will have to pursue it further if nothing happens."

Senanayake has also drawn attention to another incident much earlier in the innings. He said the team had noticed tampering soon after Dimuth Karunaratne's dismissal in the 10th over.

"It didn't just happen in the 88th over, it also happened at the beginning of the innings when our first opener got out ... they were picking the seam," Senanayake told News Ltd.

"I went straight into [Broad's] room when the match was over and asked him if he is watching the same game I am watching. [He] said, 'Yes, we have seen it' and I left it at that."

The ICC has issued a statement acknowledging Broad is aware of the situation.

"ICC match referee Chris Broad is aware of the media reports coming out of Sri Lanka on the ball issue," an official release said. "The Sri Lanka team has made no official complaint about the ball."

A Cricket Australia spokesman declined to comment. "This is a matter for Sri Lanka and the ICC," he said.

Siddle took 5 for 54 runs in Sri Lanka's first innings, helping secure a 114-run first-innings lead for Australia. Changing the condition of the ball is a level two offense according to the ICC Code of Conduct.

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Post  Wizzy on Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:33 am

why fear when Broad Senior is here Laughing



Match referee Chris Broad says:

In the opinion of the umpires, there was no evidence to suggest that the condition of the ball was changed, or that the video or photographic evidence would support a charge under the Code of Conduct, so they will not be laying any charges relating to these incidents."

even Jimmy ought to be investigated, he reverse swung it like 2 Ws Neutral

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Post  skr on Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:44 pm

Test Cricket never ceases to amaze me ..This year 2012 itself has witnessed some landmark achievements never happened before in the 135 yr history of the game..
1) Tino Best of WI scoring 95 vs Eng , the highest ever score by a No.11 Batsman. (No No.11 Batsman has yet made a century in the 135 illustrious years of Test Cricket)
2) Abul Hasan of Bangladesh scoring a hundred on Debut against the Windies playing at No.10, only 2nd player ever to have done it on Debut. (Only 4 players in the annals of Test Cricket have even managed to score a hundred batting at No.10)
3) Michael Clarke (Aus) becoming the only player to crack 4 Double Centuries in a single Calendar year. (Bradman and Ponting have scored 3 in a year)
4) Alastair Cook scoring 5 successive hundreds in his first 5 matches that he has captained. (No Captain has even scored 3 hundreds before in their first 3 tests as skipper).
5) Chris Gayle becoming the first batsman ever to hit a six of the first ball (Vs Bang) in a test match.

Test Cricket ALWAYS RULES
Still one more test to go ..Guys do add if there is more to the list which ive missed to note.

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Post  Michael AF on Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:29 am

Tendulkar retires from ODI's:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/current/story/598302.html

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Post  plum on Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:59 am

romba sandhOsham. P_R echoed today in twitter my sentiment of long time back- let the ODI format retire now!

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Post  Wizzy on Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:19 am

should have called it after WC finals, his glittering odi career deserved a better farewell.

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Post  skr on Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:00 pm

Still unable to come to terms with Sachin's retirement..

As a lover of stats , im a tinge disappointed that he was unable to crack 50 ODI centuries..He would have also got 20000 runs if not for all the matches he missed in the last few hours ..

I wrote a status msg in FB recollecting my evergreen glorious memories of Sachin ..Pasting the same here too.


Since 1994 when i started watching and enjoying cricket , one name has always been tied with the sport like a string attached to a guitar. There maybe cricketers who might match or surpass your test records , but u r the one and only numero uno when it comes to the original form of limited overs cricket - One Day Internationals..How can i forget waking up early in the morning watching you score a trailblazing 82 off a mere 49 deliveries in your new avatar of One Day Opener , how thrilled was i seeing you score your 1st One Day Century against the Australians at the Singer Cup 94, then your 96 WC exploits ..that blitzkrieg 90 against the Aussies at Mumbai , was so gutted when u got out stumped and we fell short of the target eventually by 16 runs, that 137 vs the Lankans on a misty day at Delhi , only a run out averted you from getting to 150 - what fun it was seeing you and Azhar rip the Lankan bowling attack in the last 5 overs ..What about that glorious 104 at Benoni vs Zim when you had to get the target within just about 40 overs or so to reach the final vs SA, then that 1998 back to back hundreds under the Desert Storm in Sharjah - ah those vivid memories of you coming down the wicket and tonking Fleming and Kasprowicz for 6 with Tony Greig commentating is epicness level of the highest order , the year 1998 in entirety when u scored truckloads of centuries and officially assumed the status of God in the minds of millions of cricket fans , that unforgettable massacring of Henry Olonga at Sharjah when he thought he had the better of you hahahaha , that 186 not out vs the Kiwis on a field day when you were involved in the best ever partnership of 331 runs with Rahul Dravid , those pulverising sixes hit off Shoaib Akhtar over third man on way to a destructive 98 off a mere 70 odd deliveries in a crucial WC Indo Pak clash at Centurion, the brilliant 175 when you almost snatched a famous win chasing 350 against the Aussies at Hyderabad , the first ever double hundred in ODIs at Gwalior where you treated the South African bowlers with utter disdain , coming to the memorable WC 2011 where you showed your class yet again on the big stage by cracking hundreds against both Eng and SAF , your 85 against the Pakis probably one of your worst innings , but nevertheless helped Ind to defeat its arch rivals in a do or die Semi at Mohali thus taking India to the final and making your lifetime dream of winning a word cup come true and finally your laboured 100th international century which came against the Bangladesh making you the first man on the planet to get to the coveted landmark..These are a gist of my evergreen glorious Sachin memories..
Sachin - you just didnt set benchmarks but you were a benchmark yourself. Thanks for all the moments , memories and entertainment. Your exploits on the cricketing field will be etched in the minds of millions of cricketing lovers forever..I still cant get over the fact that the next time i switch on my television to watch a ODI involving India , i wont be seeing the name Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar on the scoreboard.
One Day International Cricket will never be the same without your larger than life persona !!

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Post  Wizzy on Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:21 pm

Go Hafees/Malik cheers double series loss against Pak will accomplish what 2 overseas whitewashes/home series loss couldn't Very Happy

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