Much HAIR-DO About Nothing

I woke up today morning at 4.55, no flight to catch, no scary nightmare and no exams (whoof). The eye auto-opened like the old days, it was the 1st day of the Boxing Day match. Fact is I was looking forward to this game much more then the world cup final (something happened that day which killed my soul… but that story is for another day).

Coming back to boxing day….the first thing I did was checked Twitter, and man or man, whole bunch of janta was alive and kicking. And then I saw the first scene… ZAKS was back and the first thing came to my mind WTF. What the hell happened to his hair…. One tweets shouted out it Uday Chopra running (Uday who?). Well at-least the hair on the head not like… ahem – Anil Kapoor ji, the original Jhakas! Someone even suggested it looked like Ranjikanth – Sivaji the boss hairstyle. Ohhh….

It not the first time Zaks experimented with his hairstyle, see some of the images below.

Some tweets were also putting bets on who will break down fast –SharmaJI or Zaks. Hope they don’t, otherwise it will return of the SHREEASHANTI (hey did you all see the video in which Dhoni calls for SHREEASHANTI girlfriend. Well if not check my FB page link here for the video

The bowler who stood out for me was Umesh Yadav. I think it won’t be far when India will be shouting, ‘Hamera Yadav Kaise Ho….Umesh Yadav Jaise Ho’. He got the break-through just about twitter janta (and myself) was going to his the bunk again. Just before the wicket I tweeted back to a another tweeter… why no kolawicket, why no kolawicket di, and she gave me back a smiley (would have preferred the wink)

And then India did it again, a debutant and a struggler came with a century stand. I don’t mind the debutant moving ahead, but punter… we should have got him. No Mercy for him!!!!

We should have got the last four wickets. There was defensive field positioning for Siddle also like he is a riddle. Maybe Dhoni has something up is sleeve, like the bowlers bursting tomorrow and making all out for 299. Lets see.

India on the whole performed good as normally we are bad starters, especially on foreign tours. Fingers crossed as in England we did not even start 😦 , hope it does not happen here DRS or no DRS. In fact I think either we accept DRS as a test playing nation, or no test playing nation goes along with it. What goes around comes and there are 19 days of game still left in the series.

The game is like a boxing match, the first round was over today and both teams looked tentative and defensive. It was much ado about nothing for now. But, why do I get a feeling that tomorrow the wicket will quicken and start bouncing more!

Chalo…goodnight Bombers!!!  Sehwag show tomorrow. Hope it begins by 7 am 🙂


Quit India Movement Redux – Angrezo Bharat Chodo! (But the opposite Happened!)

The British Raj Begins, as Mr. Murphy takes India down.

Two days before the Indian Independence Day, and One day before Pakistan’s, the British Raj begins again in 2011. How ironic 64 years after they left, they are now going to rule the Test ranking of the game they invented…and they not taken or snatched it from us, we have surrendered to them.

Before I go further let me introduce you to Mr. Murphy, who developed The Murphy Law which states that ‘Anything that can go wrong will go wrong’. This law is used a lot in aerospace lingo and engineers try work around this corollary albeit to a lesser degree of success.

Perhaps no other match in the recent history appeared to be so important to the Indian cricket team as the third test match. Being outplayed in the first two tests, the Indian team is currently brooding an uphill task to continue their reign in the longer version of the game… but alas the Lagan moment did not come. Did we miss a trick or we missed players like Bhuvan and Kachra in the team.

So let’s see how Murphy ’s Law has worked for team India(or should I say BCCI’s team) in this tour:

Pre Tour:
Have I made it large controversy – Do I need to say more, Mr. KF!
Injuries to Sehwag meant an opener short.

First and Second Test:
Bonked out as the team could not get the act together as big moments were not snatched.
DRS system…wait, Dysfunctional DRS system – No LBW comes to haunt India.

  • Imagine if DRS was not taken then Dhoni would have got KP out in the first game and then wala-wala (B.C.C.I should have refused DRS in the first place)
  • If complete DRS taken then LBW decision would have come in favour of India (B.C.C.I should have taken the DRS)
  • In short – If I do damn or if I don’t damn! Beech-wali haal hogayi. B.C.C.I tussi great ho!
  • In the second game we lost our other opener in a Ghambir fashion, and the other-other-other opener lasted less the Boycott’s mother calling him for tea.

Commentary Masla (Issue): As soon as Gavastri (Gavaskar and Shastri), spoke about how DRS system does not work and Shastri went one-on-one with Nasir Hussein on it… we get to know both are on a payroll of B.C.C.I, Rs. 4.5 Crores each (USD 1 Million) . WoW!!!

  • A food for thought – Ravi Shastri is in a committee which approved DRS, and yet he speaks against it… something not right. What was his voting patern?
  • Now the Brits had our commentators on the back-foot or was it disgruntled Indian who leaked out a message

Ghanta Issue: To Bell or not to Bell the spirit of the cricket issue, here also damn if we do, damn if you don’t. British media spoke of Tendulkar at the deciding factor and not Dhoni! The Old Divide and Rule thingy!

Tour Game: A much awaited answer to the queries regarding Zaheer Khan’s fitness soon came out in the practice game against some Northing team. Right from delivering the opening ball, he never looked to be comfortable. His run-up was shortened and he was not also bending his back up to the fullest level. Just after completing his 3 overs, he walked off the field with the team physio, holding his hamstring… and this some Northing team took the Indian bowlers for CHAI-BISCUIT as they went to tea at the day 2 at a score of 198 for no loss. The alarm bell had rung!!!!

Third Test: The butcher of Nazafgarh, as Sehwag our DEV-ASTRA, was all set to be introduced for the first time in the series through this match… for which he travelled more than 4000 miles to get a king pair or did a mini Agarkar. I still remember in the 90’s when Navjot Siddhu was pulled in as an emergency to Australia…guess what happened…a duck

  • When India was bowling it was looking an Indian pitch, and when we were batting it was looking as India pitch – (Nagpur one of Australia series which dada did not captain but Dravid did, this was before honorable Pawar came to power, and a green top was given to Aussies by ground staff)

But for me the game –set-match was done in West-Indies when we did not chase down the runs. Imagine the IPL members did not have the courage to go and fight. A defensive attitude, if we would have won that, then there could be a chance of winning the last game and holding on to the 1st position.

Read about Dhoni’s condom moment part II here –

Its been two years since dada was made to retire, but they still could not finalize that spot for a player. Its been a musical chairs. I dread to think two years down the line…No Dravid – VVS and Sachin!!!!

So what’s next. I fully agree to Cricket Fauj statement…LETS BUILD A SEPARATE TEST TEAM – Sehwag, Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Pujara, Badrinath, Dhoni, Harbajan, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Couple of other fast bowlers.

From Face-Tweet Land: (I remember when people made dada jokes like this…how times have changed)
What do u call eleven man watching fireworks? ? Indian Cricket Team 😀
Even English players dnt want to miss EPL action so they’re taking wickets quickly !!
India leads Cook by 174 runs. He needs to bat again! 😉 Target 175 for Cook.
Edgbaston Test: Ishant, sreesanth, mishra completed their hundreds.. PK in nervous 90’s…!
300 seems to be a jinxed score, even cook could not get it, not just India 😛
My mum plays d rising ball better than Raina.–Si r Geoffrey Boycott.
Vaseline on dravid’s bat this time:-P
Indian batsmen are like faithful husbands.. … they perform only at home……


Disclaimer: All in the pun of it of a disgrunted Indian Pankha. But remember after the 1983 victory we lost West Indies series in India. So nothing to worry… the preparation and planning was not done, but it can be amended. India is going to win the next test match.