Saturday, 29 October 2011

The Unforgettable Tour Part - 3

India beat England 5-0. No i am not talking about football match. I am talking about cricket India white washed England in ODI series as India beat England in 5 match ODI series 5-0. As expected India was dominating in India. It was most awaited tour not only because India didn't won even single game in England but it was also awaited because of all those comments on Indian Cricket Team off the field by English ex-cricketers. Indian cricketers were also eagerly waiting to payback to english cricketers what they got in England.

As England came to India has just witnessed an awesome Champions League T20. India welcomed England by beating them by 126 in 1st ODI. Bounce on the pitch was low & through out that match English bowlers danced like shakira around Dhoni & Raina. While batting Jadeja made English Batsmen dance like Anil Kapoor.

In 2nd ODI also India dominated throught the match as India beat England by 8 wickets with 80 balls remaining. In this match Indian bowlers put English batsmen under shock so they were not able to do anything & similar kind of thing was done by Indian batsmen to English bowlers so they were in shock so in this way they lost the match in shock 'shock laga shock laga shock laga lagaa'.

In 3rd ODI India beat England by 5 wickets this is the only ODI in which England dominated with the bat. On the contrary English bowlers started singing(sledging) as they didn't get early wickets Indian batsman were so frustrated by their singing that they started hitting them all over the ground & won it comfortably. In this way India won the series 3-0.

In 4th ODI where India was playing for clean sweep on the other hand England was searching for a win. India was so dominating in Indian conditions that it didn't gave England any chance to come on top of them at any point of the game & again India beat them by 6 wickets. India was 4-0 up.

In 5th ODI India was ready to make it 5-0 but England was also ready to stop India from winning.England didn't play for winning the match but they played to stop India from winning. That's why they sung (sledged) & danced on the field but niether their singing nor their dancing impressed India & again they were badly defeated. In this way India washed England with white in the ODI series. India would have allowed England to win one or two matches if Cook have begged in front of Dhoni in a way Hoezaay do in 'Please Daddy Please' ad of lenovo Laptop.

In this way India made this tour unforgettable for England. As i mentioned in my earlier posts that nothing went India's way in England but this time India made it worst for England. Now all ex-cricketers of England are hiding their faces. I just want to give them one advice that think twice before speaking from now onwards. In England they tried to prove that India wasn't deserving to win the world cup. In India England have framed their own perception in front of whole world that they can't perform well on the turning pitches. India put that much pressure on England that they were fielding like real donkeys. They were droping easy catches & fumbling the balls from the hands. Overall India made it worst for England & they deserve so.

At the end every Indian cricketer should ask a question from themselves 'Have I made it large?' as people didn't turned up to watch the matches. Throughout the series stadiums weren't full upto its capacity even in single game. What should be the reason behind that? as its very rare to see half filled stadiums in India during Indian team's matches. Is it overdose of cricket in India? Or something else. Whatever it is BCCI have to work on this & have to find a solution for this.

Monday, 19 September 2011

The Unforgettable Tour Part-2

Its not over yet after test series lot has happened during T20 & ODI seires after test series also India's failure continues during t20 & ODI series. It wasn't only about poor performance on the field but off the field also happened a lot, where Nasser Hussain & Geoffery Boycott commented about Indian players. We will come back to it, first let's take a look what happened during rest of the tour.

India started well during T20 with Parthiv Patel & Ajinkya Rahane. Rahul Dravid made his first & last international T20 memorable by hitting 3 consecutive sixes before getting out but at the end of there was great Indian collapse & India was restricted to 160 odd runs. England had long batting line-up it proved so Indian bowlers were not up to the mark. India lost T20 match.

1st ODI:
India still looking for its 1st win of the tour once again Parthiv Patel & Ajinkya Rahane gave an excellent start but Rahane departed for 40 odd runs & Patel played his career best innings of 95. With the help of Patel's 95 & Raina's fireworks at the end. India reached the respectable score of 274 of 50 overs. England in reply started shattering after 6 overs they were 27/2 when rain saved them. In this way India was restricted from getting its 1st win.

2nd ODI:
This match was reduced to 23 overs due to rain. India was put to bat first by England. Rahane & Raina gained fighting total but Indian bowling fell apart once again in that match & we lost the match

3rd ODI:
In this match India didn't got off to a good start. India was going down at 58/5. Dhoni & Jadeja rose to the ocassion & gained respectable total of 234. It was the match in which Indian bowlers were enjoying bowling but here English batsmen got an edge over Indian bowlers & won the match.

4th ODI:
India got off to a good start then few wickets fell quickly. Raina & Dhoni showed their class & took India to winning total. England gave a hard fight when they were 270/8 in 48.5 overs. Once again rain came in to play & match was tied according to D/L method.

5th ODI:
In this game India crossed 300 mark for the first time in the tour. Dravid made his last appearance in the ODIs memorable with his 50. Kohli & Dhoni also played formidably well but Indian bowlers didn't had potential to stop England from winning.

According to me who really shined throught the rest of the tour were Rahane, Patel, Raina, Dhoni & Jadeja. Rahane made his debut count & played well in his debut series. Parthiv was like a new born child who has no fear in this series. Raina played to his potential in the limited overs which was lacking in him during test series. Dhoni was the only one who was with the team through out the tour. Jadeja without any match practice performed very well as allrounder.

Now let's come things happened off the field. Nasser Hussain called Indian fielders donkeys. If you look at his records under his captaincy England were beneath the earth. After Nasser's comment Micheal Vaughan tweeted I saw 4 donkeys on the field. Now his records were ok but then also he was forced to retire & when he announced his retirement he cried like a child during the same press conference.
The last one was Boycott ya the one who looks like a swine. He said in the pre match show that i have seen some dogs practicing while Indian team was practicing. I don't know much about him other than he looks like a swine.

This was a unforgettable tour for every Indian. Hopefully next time India will make the tour unforgettable for England.

Friday, 2 September 2011

The Unforgettable Tour

I am not talking about Amitabh bachchan's world tour i am talking about India's tour of England. Where world champions team fell apart against the over hyped team named england. Before India went on the tour, England was out of the world cup as they lost against the underdogs like bangladesh & Ireland. On the other hand Indians were hot favourites before the tour started & when the started rest is history.

Overhyped England whitewashed India 4-0 in the test series. Let's see what's happened in test series? Before 1st test started India was coming of a west Indian tour beating them 1-0 in the test series. India was looking good with the come back of their injured players gambhir & zaheer.

1st Test:
India won the toss & elected to field first as per conditions that was a good descision so it proved to be until zaheer was bowling he sent back both the openers very early & then there comes India's first setback Zaheer pulled hamstring & left the field from that moment Indian bowling fell apart except praveen kumar no one really contributed. Same was the case with the Indian batting they failed in reading the conditions. England were up 1-0.

2nd Test:
Records says India most of the times didn't start well in the test series on the foriegn land but comes back very strongly. On that note India was expected to come back very strongly. India did so on the 1st day as Indian bowlers wrapped english side under 250 but again Indian batting fell apart. Yuvraj & Dravid gave India some sort of lead but that wasn't enough. In 2nd Innings both Indian Bowling & batting wasn't good enough even to draw the match. Again England won the match & lead the series 2-0.

3rd Test:
In the 3rd test there was one good news & one bad news for India. Good news was Sehwag was making a come back in the side on the other hand Yuvraj was injured during the 2nd test left the squad.
Sehwag's come back was a dud as he got king pair in the match. He got out on the golden duck in both Innings & again England dominated the match & after loosing this test India lost their no 1 spot in the test rankings.

4th Test:
In the last test of the series RP Singh got the chance in place of injured PK he surprised all of us with his bowling in a negative way because he wasn't confident enough to ball & secondly he was bowling at the pace PK bowls.
England set the big total. For the first time in the series we touched the 300 mark & unfortunately it was the last time in that series & we again lost the match.

So in this way India lost the series & no 1 spot to England. Media says this is 'forgetable' tour for India but I think it is 'unforgettable' tour for most of the Indian players.

In this series only Rahul Dravid fought hard for India. He played so well as he showed the glimpse of his whole career in his last tour in England. For England who really dominated was Stuart Broad before this series he was strugling with his form but he came back very strongly as an all-rounder.

I still think England don't deserve to be no 1 test side because this the same side which lost to Ireland & Bangladesh in the world cup. I think in this series everything gone right for England & all went wrong for India that's why India lost no 1 test ranking.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Rise of Corruption & related problems

Corruption is like charity it begins at home. I recently heard that all started 50 to 60 years back in our country. U can say that it was born & brought up so well that today every minister of our country is corrupt.

Corruption has been raised to such an extent that if you have any kind of work associated with government offices like getting a license or passport etc. You have to be ready to pay some extra amount if you to want that the work should be done quick & fast otherwise it will take long time. It has been root cause to the many problems. Corruption increases the poverty & inflation. Due to inflation even prices of basic necessities are so high that poor people can't afford it & due to this suicides & crimes increases in our country. For instance this year we had a record production of food grains but it wasn't available at cheaper rates to the poor people, even though 65 million tonnes of food grains got wasted due to improper or lack of storage facility. Government has no answer for why wasn't food grains available at cheaper rates? it would have decreased food inflation.

Corruption gives birth to the black money. Big amount of black money of Indian people is deposited in the foreign banks. Its such a big amount that if it is brought back & invested for the development of country then every thing will be so cheaper that even the people below poverty line can afford the things, India will never have to take the loans from the foreign sources for the development of infrastructure.

Corruption is biggest barrier between India & its development. All i can say that the corruption has lived a long life in our country. Now we have to kill it & for that we have to fight with our own countrymen. We should do our bit for kicking out the corruption out of our country. By this I don't mean to say only support Anna Hazare but i would insist that we should pay fine as per the law instead of giving 20rs to the police man while we break the traffic rules & similar kinds of things.