Thursday, March 31, 2011

What A Match

Yesterday was the world - cup semifinals. India vs Pakistan world cup semifinals in Mohali Can you feel the thrill?? India Pakistan semifinals that too in India. It was like a war here. Everyone was in full spirit big or or poor..elites and common people all alike. Everyone were really very excited about the match.

Sachin tendulkar did 85runs he has to do 100runs to complete his 100th century. One more 100runs and 100th century. For the first time I was praying for him to play well and and get that century

There was a projector put up below my bldg and all had come together to watch and when we won against Pakistan all the crackers were busted as if its Diwali.

Dhoni as always was very calm and nice. Through he didn't get to do much runs but I am still in his support he has given us an excellent team and his calm and composure creates that positive energy that is needed by every Indian player on field

Sachin was playing very nicely. It was something like god was helping him win. Pakistani players dropped many of his balls ( ie. Catches got dropped, I don't know any specific term for that.. Not a big cricket pro you see )
One thing I appreciate sachin for now is that he knows cricket right. I have generally seen him walk off the field when declared out, but yesterday, when he was declared out by the umpire after a very loud appeal from the pakistani players, he asked for a review and was then after watching the review was declared Not Out!!! That is what I call as the right knowledge of the game.
Then again in the very next ball he was bowled out... But again when asked for Third umpire he was Not Out.
The man plays cool and calm and knows his game well. I know in a few of my earlier post I have spoken against him but still this is what I saw yesterday and I will appreciate it. Mind you I am not taking my words back from the earlier posts!!!

Now the finals is between India and Sri Lanka, two neighboring countries again. Sri Lanka has played brilliantly in this series and I am bit dicey about we winning the cup. But nevertheless I am an indian and will support india with tan man and dhan :D
Hope enthusiastic people don't start anything with Ram vs Ravan thing or anything related to Ramayan. Mixing up Mythology in this seems wrong but again, cricket is also a religion in India. And I might as well enjoy it for now.

Yuvraj and raina were also good, yuvraj yesterday got out on the very first ball itself but he has been very consistent in the whole series. He takes wickets and is playing very good. I still crave to see him do 6 sixes once again! Repeat the history dude!!!
Raina... Well a life saver!! He yesterday somehow stabalized the game. When everyone started getting out really quick. Those runs raina made were really very important. And about his fielding well whenever the ball goes near the boundary line my inside somehow say Raina Raina... And most of the time he is just there to save the ball. He is young, quick, and fast. "Raina Haina" is what I always say.

So, on 2nd april 2011, world cup 2011 finals in Mumbai's Wankhede stadium. Hopefully sachin will do his 100th century as the icing on the cake. And hopefully we will win the World Cup!!!

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