Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Back to Ranji : Karnataka vs Punjab

Rahul Dravid will be playing for his state in the quarter-final of the ongoing Ranji trophy.

Match: Karnataka vs Punjab
Start time: 9.30 A.M.
Pitch report: Bouncy wicket

"The youngsters have been come into the Ranji scene and have straightway delivered. Be it Mithun, Manish Pandey, Ganesh Satish or Amit Verma they have all put in big performance. Also we have played in good wickets. Our fast bowling attack has been exceptional this year."
-Rahul Dravid

Friday, December 18, 2009

(Youngsters = Great fielding) ! Ohhhhhh, really?????????????

India vs Srilanka: 1st T20
Yuvraj was too much excited - he was wearing colourful goggles, he entereed the ground with some shiny cream applied on his hair and wearing typical arrogance on his face. It was as if he was going for his ad-shoot.
The match began. 2-3 times the ball was in the hands of Yuvraj and everytime he threw the ball towards the stumps to pressurize (!) the batsmen. Useless throws for sure!
Then came the lollypop catch- and guess what, our best (!) fielder dropped it as easily as the catch was. Now look at him - he thought it was a part of advertisement where he was supposed to drop the catch, take some pill (Revital! jiyo jee bharkein), and take the next catch diving to his left. Everything was going as per the plan, but he was amazed to see the crowd turned up to watch his ad-shoot. After some time, he was told by someone that it's a real game and Yuvraj got angry. Where are those Revital idiots? Didn't they ask me to come on time?

It's just an example of how good the youngsters are at fielding. Looking at the way Yuvraj, Raina, Rohit Sharma, Uthappa, Jadeja field, I can safely conclude that the best fielder is the one -
1. who can cry in pain as if the finger is fractured after dropping the catch 
2. who can think of diving over  the ball if it's too easy to field
3. who can move away from the line of the ball and then dive and stop it (in the meantime, the batsmen are through with a single)

People like Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar do not fit in this criteria. They are silly - they do not drop a single lollypop catch nor do they dive over the ball. They can never become good fielders! sad.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The journey never ends

Source: The Deccan Herald

Considering the extent of the world he has seen, Rahul has a word or two about any book you mention. But reading never sits heavily on him. At a recent discussion on Dilip D’Souza’s latest book Roadrunner: An Indian Quest in America, Rahul was his modest best.

I am no critic of books but I am here only because I enjoy some good reading and even better, I love good writing,’ he says.

Friday, December 4, 2009

3 sixes in this series: Are we seeing Rahul Dravid 2.0?

Believe it or not, but Rahul Dravid has hit 3 sixes in this test series.Needless to say, this is something unexpected from someone who has hit only 15 sixes in 233 innings. Clearly, he has got this confidence from somewhere - may be IPL or may be from ODI exclusion. All the sixes hit were clean and safe. He played few shots in the air (even if it's a test match) which contradicts to what he is known to be doing throughout his career. But he knows that the stupid selectors want him to do it as a proof that he is still capable of playing ODIs.