Blog hopping led to this youtube video...(no plagiarism intended) Many folks will accept that this would be one of their favorite old songs.. Ah yes this is kalyana samayal saadham from the movie Maya Bazzaar. As a kid i (everyone wud have)used to wonder by watching the way the laddus and jangiris just fly into the mouth of Ghatothgaja the demon kid of Bheema in the epic Mahabaratham.
Take a look at this catch. it was a good ,tough catch but not great but what made it great was the guy who took this.Leverock is a character and his on field celebrations are a hit amongst the audience.
stumped of a no ball. oh not really the umpire was the one stumped here . Virender Sehwag was stumped of a no ball. There was an excited appeal, and perhaps the excitement got to the umpire, Aleem Dar who pbly didn't see the no-ball call and referred the decision to the third umpire, despite the fact that a batsman cannot be stumped off a no-ball.
Pinna .. what else can i say about the Six sixers that Herschelle Gibbs hit of the poor Dutch bowler Dan van Bunge(paavam pachai pullaya ipdi paadupaduthi...).Enna than adhu oru world recorda irunthalum.. I felt this as a poor advertisement for healthy cricket ..But anyways Gibbs kalakitan.. Aasai yaara vittudhu.. I wish our very own Dhoni performs the same feat against Bermuda. aama they are the minnows in our group..
After watching the inaugural world cup match in west Indies I wanted to post this ..The match wasnt that interesting as Pakistan played dull cricket and windies were ok..(andha dwayne bravo edho pakistan no 10 playera out pannathuku over alambal panran.. remba over...)But what caught my attention was the sponsorship hoardings and displays around the ground..More than 60 percent of them are Indian companies are rather the Indian arms of an MNC..Its not that this is the first time its happening since i think its there for sometime now.But this time around i felt it was more pronounced. If we think Why ? the answer is very simple .we Indians adore cricket ,drink,eat,use the foodstuff and goods that are endorsed by cricketers more than other goods.atleast 50 million(the number mebbe less) people are going to watch the matches and so basically marketing for the core of the target audience.I spotted ads for Hero Honda CBZ ,Hutch cellular etc..In this rate it will not be a surprise if we find ads for Dabur chawanprash,Hawkins cooker etc not to forget our Kungumam,Dhinakaran..:)
Take a look at this pic ... kucchi parakudhu ... gilli egurudhu.... idhuku sooper example idhu dhan.. Nice photography .. SA captain G Smith had his stump goin for a walk against Pak in the warm up match in WC '07.. umar gul is the bowler..
The cricket world cup 2007 is round the corner with the carribean islands playing host to this edition.There are few minnows in the world cup as there are 16 teams in the fray and the initial group stage is going to be either a barrage of wickets or a storm of runs as the top teams play against a few first timers.Hope that there is some sanity in those matches. The super 8 stage holds the key and the major 8 test playing countries are most likely to make it without much trouble and then the fun starts here. As far as team India goes I feel that they have a very good chance to make it to the last four and what happens after that depends on which team is smart enough on that particular day. This is the last world cup for Indian stalwarts like Sachin,Rahul,Saurav and Anil. So they would be really itching to lay hands on the coveted trophy. Hope it happens that way. For now gotta wait and watch...