Sunday, 15 September 2013

India's bench strength

Its time for India to register two national teams in ICC & if it happened then both the Indian teams will have the capabilities to dominate the world of cricket as per the current situation. Today India have such great & huge amount of talent that it needs two national teams to give everyone equal opportunity.

I am big critic of current selection panel with Sandip Patil being the head selector. I always have criticized this selection panel as I never understand on the basis of which tournament they are selecting or rejecting the players. Moreover they don't think twice before kicking out any player from the team. As they did with the likes of Zaheer, Yuvraj, Gambhir & Sehwag. They didn't thought much before axing them despite of their experience.

Axing of these veterans (front benchers) resulted into deserving opportunity to back benchers in the test circuit first against australia & likes of Dhawan, Vijay, Jadeja & Bhubaneshwar Kumar made most of it to seal their place in Indian squad for Champions trophy ahead of players like Pujara & Rahane. And this young side didn't only won the champions trophy but made the hattrick of wins by winning ODI tournaments in West Indies & Zimbabwe as well.

Now all of the sudden these guys has become the front benchers for selectors. This current Indian side tends to be India A side but its other way round at the moment. At the moment Yuvraj, Zaheer, Gambhir & Sehwag had finally made their way to India A after a lot of hard work on their respective fitness & form. So now these guys will give everything to get back into the team & Yuvraj has already begun this new season with big hundered & Gambhir has also hit a century for essex. On the other hand in between all these events players like Pujara (for ODIs), Rahane, Rayudu, Mohit Sharma etc are still waiting outside those crashed doors of Indian side and are trying to get in from somewhere.

Phew! Lot of chaos. Next selection is really going to be tough for selectors. I can already the sweat on their heads by seeing the amount of players. The headache of selectors is going to increase with the increase in amount of players. This headache is not because of scarcity of options but because of too many options. The only way out of this is to select different teams for different formats but again each and every player is capable of playing all three formats.

As a fan of Indian cricket, I am very happy to see the increase in strength of benches for Indian team. As this shows that the future of Indian cricket is very bright & selection is very tough. I hope that selectors use this amount of talent wisely, timely & effectively.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Pedagogues & Guides of my life

Guru brahma, guru vishnu, guru devo maheshwara. Guru saakshat param brahma tasmahe shri guruway namah. I hope I have written this shlok correctly & if not then please don't go by words, only understand my feelings. Yes I am dedicating this post to my teachers & will try to give tribute to them.

Mamta teacher

If I have to define a teacher, I think her name is enough. Likewise her name, her personality also has lots of mamta for us. She treated all of us as her own children; out of 12 years I studied in that school, she was my class teacher for 5 to 6 years. After that when I joined next school, I started finding her qualities in every teacher. Now whenever I hear the word good teacher first image comes to mind is of hers.

Deepak Sir

Very few people know that I was allergic of maths & calculations till 10th standard. It was this man who made both Accountancy & Statistics my brahma astra from 11th standard onwards. Bond between us is such that that we are like friends only, despite having the age difference of 12 to 15 years. Whenever we meet now we still tease each other. The worst comment he made on me is 'tu 11th standard mein gaay tha uske baad change ho gayaa'. Don't worry sir, I won't call you Deepak here.

PC sir

The full form of PC is Parasharan Chari. The man who defined hard work & dedication; he is the most workaholic person I have ever met. He might have lessened his workaholism after his marriage in recent times but he taught me how to plan things & how to manage time with those things. He was my go to person whenever I needed any guidance during CAT. All I want to say is sorry to him for not scoring well in CAT.

Dwijendra Sir

The man who taught me to be conceptually strong & clear always. His teachings made my concepts stronger & stronger with those late night classes he used to take with the help of his energy sticks. I enjoyed to be in his class because he will never let you out of his class until you clear on any particular concept. I again want to apologise to him for not getting good score in CAT.

Amrut School teachers

Two years in amrut school where I completed my higher secondary were the best two years in my academic life. All the teachers from Rasila Madam, Patel Sir, A K Sir, Darmendra Sir to Menos Sir with all of them I have very fond memories. As a student you don't want to go to school in higher secondary but I used to go to school daily. I had some sort of connection with that place which taught me some great learnings of my life.

And last but not the least my parents who always teaches & guides me in every event of my life. I would like to thank all the above mentioned teachers for making me what I am today. I am not a big name today but I will try my best to make you feel proud & I wish & pray that happiness & prosperity always prevail in your lives. Happy Teachers' Day