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Went to ATP Chennai Open



 

On the eve of new year 2013,  I and my friends sathya, anantha and saravana went to ATP Chennai Open on the opening day dec 31. We spent a quite an enjoyable day. Saravana booked the ticket. We all went to 5.30 to the stadium. After some chat with all of my friends we went inside the stadium.

Initially we had a photo session with every place which looks better and got a new t-shirt of chennai open for free. After had a nice time we went to tennis court stadium to see the main match. We had seen singles and doubles match. Nice to see the tennis in the professional manner.

Looking for more matches to come.

Thanks Dravid for all the the good memories of Indian cricket

Rahul Dravid is the best/great batsman ever in cricket. Like to see the wall sign off on winning note!!

Thanks Dravid for all the the good memories of Indian cricket. When an Indian batsmen, at one end getting out instead of getting run the wall stands tall not only blocking the wicket but scoring the runs in other end.

Rahul Dravid retirement is the good news for the bowlers because he gave bowlers a hard and long days in the field and some bowlers get frustrated in bowling to him.

Rahul Dravid is a gentle man, who respect all at equal merits.

 

 

Story of cheating in cricket

Where is the spirit of game?

Bell, after completing the third run off a shot by Eoin Morgan on the final ball before the tea break walked off the crease, assuming that the ball had crossed the boundary and  went to Tea where Tea had not been called.

But Praveen Kumar made a diving effort at boundary and threw the ball to Abhinav Mukund who clipped the bails at the striker’s end. Bell was well aware of his folly but pretended that he didn’t know what had happened. Bell was dozy and he knew it. He saw Praveen Kumar’s reaction on the boundary and thought it had gone for four. He even appeared to give the indication that it had gone for four to Eoin Morgan.

But crucially the umpire had said nothing. He did not call four and he did not call tea. When the bails were taken off and Bell turned round to see what was happening he knew he had made a mistake. It seems like actually played the situation very well. He knew he had messed up but outwardly gave a very cool impression of not really knowing what all the fuss was about. The England players telling him to come off the field quickly and he did his best to get back to the pavilion. When he was given out, Bell blaming everyone which led to the crowd’s booing had unnerved the Indian camp.

Bell not only cheated but also let down his country.

Story of cheating in cricket:

  • When Tendulkar was adjudged LBW after being Hit on the helmet in Australia.
  • When VVS Laxman was given out in West Indies
  • When England players checked VVS’s bat, where was the spirit of the game.
  • Despite VVS clearly saying that he has not knicked the ball and on field umpired conforming it, Strauss went in for a review was that in the spirit of the game.
  • Where was the spirit of game when Ricky Ponting took a catch and claimed a wicket which was given out by on-field umpired but later was seen that the catch was not cleanly taken.
  • Ian Bell agreeing that he was technically out, why did he come out to bat, where was his spirit of the game. If IAN BELL new he was out then he should have accepted the umpire’s verdict. Fortunately none of the umpire was from India. It is ridiculas that the English team and their manager approached Duncan Fletcher and M S Dhoni to find out if they would reconsider their decision.

England in this case certainly not playing by rules or spirit of the game. I guess its only Indian played the game in the right spirits UNFORTUNALY cheated by england cricket team .

Sachin Tendulkar created history the first double hundred in a one day international(ODI)

Wow I can’t believe this! Finally this day has come. Who ever thought this would happen today.

Sachin Tendulkar created history by slamming the first double hundred in a one day international against South Africa at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior today. The master at almost 37 age, who has been ruling the game of cricket for over two decades, has become the first batsman in the history of ODI cricket to hit a double hundred. Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar added another feather to his cap. In this match against South Africa, Sachin has scored 200* (notout) there were 25 fours and 3 sixes. He made this run at a strike rate of 136.05. India scored 401/3.

It is so great to watch Sachin Tendulkar playing and shares the joy of watching an epical innings with millions of his fans all over India and the world.

It was my dream come true when sachin hits the double century, where i am seeing him in my own eyes. wow!! This was his 46st century… the record get higher and higher..

He is the true master…He got his 200 which is much better innings than any body else. Hard to describe this cricketing god.

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar previous best was 186* against New Zealand at Hyderabad in November 1999. Sachin today hitting the first-ever double hundred in ODI, Tendulkar surpassed the previous records set by Zimbabwean Charles Coventry (194* against Bangladesh) and Pakistani batsmen Saeed Anwar (194 against India).

Sachin has already scored 46 hundreds in ODI and 47 tons in test cricket.

  • Is there anymore record to Break ?
  • He is the Highest run getter in test
  • He is the highest run getter in One-Day internationals
  • He holds Most Centuries in test
  • He has become the first batsman in the history of ODI cricket to hit a double hundred.
  • He is the highest run getter in One-Day internationals in an innings
  • He holds Most Centuries in One-Day internationals
  • Youngest Player to score 1000 runs at age 19
  • Highest Opening partnership in One-dayers
  • He is the first cricketer to score 20000 runs (include both test &One-dayers)
  • Among those who have played over 100 test matches, he is the only one with a batting average above 55.
  • He is the fastest to score 10,000 runs in test cricket history. He holds this record along with Brian Lara. Both of them achieved this feat in 195 innings.
  • He has broken the record for the maximum centuries in International cricket (ODI + Test)
  • He is the Highest run getter in world cup history.
  • Many more which I couldn’t know because records get stumbled when he come to cricket ground.

Is record=sachin?

Some of the cricketing greats speak about batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar:

Mathew Hayden: I have seen God, he bats at number 4 for India in test.

Hashim Amla, the South African batsma: Nothing bad can happen to us if we’re on a plane in India with Sachin Tendulkar on it.

Yaseer Hameed in pakistani newspaper: Sometimes you get so engrossed in watching batsmen like Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar that you lose focus on your job.

Andrew Symonds wrote on an aussie t-shirt he autographed specially for Sachin: To Sachin, the man we all want to be.

Brian Charles Lara: Sachin is a genius. I’m a mere mortal.

Mark Taylor, during the test match in Chennai (1997): We did not lose to a team called India…we lost to a man called Sachin.

M. L. Jaisimha: The more I see of him the more confused I’m getting to which is his best knock.

Glen McGrath: The joy he brings to the millions of his countrymen, the grace with which he handles all the adulation and the expectations and his innate humility – all make for a one-in-a-billion individual.

Waqar Younis: He can play that leg glance with a walking stick also.

Andy Flower: There are 2 kind of batsmen in the world. One Sachin Tendulkar. Two all the others.

A hoarding in England: Commit all your sins when Sachin is batting. They will go unnoticed coz even the GOD is watching.

A banner in Sharjah: I Will See God When I Die But Till Then I Will See Sachin.

Peter Rebouck – Aussie journalist: On a train from Shimla to Delhi, there was a halt in one of the stations. The train stopped by for few minutes as usual. Sachin was nearing century, batting on 98. The passengers, railway officials, everyone on the train waited for Sachin to complete the century. This Genius can stop time in India.

Fan of Sachin From Me (Rajesh): What to tell about sachin still?..When sachin hits century even India lose we celebrate. We never give up hopes on sachin. Sachin never gives hopes on cricket.

My Best Knocks of Sachin Tendulkar who Crossed 17000 ODI runs and made 175 off 141 balls

Yesterday I have witnessed one of the best knock of the sachin tendulkar who took the Indian innings single handedly and almost made India win the match. But at the end it was heart-breaking loss.

India came close but fell short by just three runs as they folded for 347 after Sachin Tendulkar’s sublime 175 off 141 balls. Meanwhile Sachin Tendulkar becomes the first international player to make 17,000 ODI runs during this match. What a match to see. Sachin Tendulkar always the best. He as played more than 430 ODIs, scored 45 hundreds, 91 fifties and picked 154 ODI wickets.

Sachin Tendulkar at post match ceremony told that passion to cricket and playing for India keeps me motivated. This word from the legends will motivate so many youngster who play cricket. This statement made by Sachin Tendulkar put me him in my heart forever.

One thing that I ask others is, never ask Sachin to retire from ODI cricket and never talk about sachin’s retirement. He is truly the best.

ICC ODI and Test Cricketer of the Year goes to Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir

The awards were given away for performances between August 2008 and August 2009. The winners were selected by an elite panel that included Clive Lloyd, Anil Kumble, Mudassar Nazar, Stephen Fleming and Bob Taylor.

Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was named the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was adjudged the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year, while Mitchell Johnson won the Cricketer of the Year award. Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan was adjudged the ICC Twenty20 International Performer of the Year.

Rahul Dravid announced Australia’s Peter Siddle as the ICC Emerging Player of the Year. Kiwis claim award: New Zealand bagged the Spirit of Cricket award. Receiving the prize from Haroon Lorgat, CEO, ICC,

Pakistan’s Aleem Dar walked away with the Umpire of the Year prize. Ireland captain William Porterfield was named the ICC Associate Nations’ Cricketer of the Year.

The ICC Test team of the Year:

M.S. Dhoni (capt.), G. Gambhir, A. Strauss, A.B. de Villiers, S. Tendulkar, T. Samaraweera, M. Clarke, Shakib-ul-Hasan, M. Johnson, S. Broad, and D. Steyn; 12th man: Harbhajan Singh.

ODI team of the Year:

M.S. Dhoni (capt.), Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Yuvraj Singh, Martin Guptill, Andrew Flintoff, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis and Umar Gul; 12th man: Thilan Thushara.