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Nostalgia

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Cricinfo – Ponting not worried about Bangladesh upset

“Australia, unbeaten in World Cup matches since their 1999 group match against Pakistan, are favourites to win the Super Eights clash. ”

After all these years, I remember this defeat vividly. Someone I knew then was a big Pakistan supporter and was taking a dig at me for having picked Australia to win the World Cup. After the defeat against Pakistan, the Aussies were precariously placed and had to win the remaining games to win the World Cup. I still remember the conversation that I had with this person regarding the chances of the Aussies in this tournament. With an audacious air, I proclaimed ” We will the next seven games and win the World Cup” , a quote that was echoed by Steve Waugh a few days later in the press.As history would have it – they defeated Bangladesh, West Indies, India, Zimbabwe, South Africa, tied with South Africa and thumped Pakistan back and blue ( talk about sweet revenge) in the finals to lift the trophy. They stayed unbeaten through the next World cup and are unbeaten in this one too. To me, brilliance is never boring especially when it had Steve Waugh at the helm.

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March 30, 2007 at 9:40 pm

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Meet your meat

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It has been a week of pleasantness. First , it was city of SF banning plastic bags and now Burger King has decided to respect some animal rights. (yeah the same Burger King whose food you wouldn’t eat unless you stumble upon it on a dark cold night in the middle of nowehere and the exit signs on the freeway read “No Food for another 125 miles” ). Anyways, if you want to know, why this is important – see this

I think it would be an extraordinary week if the Sri Lankan Cricket team lets this animal into some dark jungle because it scares me and I thought it doesn’t get any scarier than that in prime time TV until I saw this

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

March 29, 2007 at 5:01 pm

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Banished….

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A landmark ruling by the city of SF.  Kudos to everyone involved. I would still think there should be a greater impetus should be on reducing consumption rather than reusing and recycling. All of us should carry canvas bags to the stores just like my mom and grand mom do in India.

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March 28, 2007 at 4:14 am

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Ironies

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Indian Cricket Loss has been India’s gain. We have a lot of people crawling out of the woodwork and saying stupid things. Mr. Bal Thackeray has asked the fans to stay calm and not to riot. A classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Today the unprecedented happend. Ajay Maken , supposedly Lok Sabha member for the last 3 years woke up and spoke in the Lok Sabha. He said “We should at least inquire into our loss against
Bangladesh. Losing against Sri Lanka was perhaps not such a shock because they
are a better team. But to lose against Bangladesh was very disappointing,” and since he spoke for the first time, the Prime Minister ordered an immediate probe and it was found that the Bachchan family were behind this horrendous loss. The 15 members of the Indian Cricket team have been invited for Ash-Abishek’s wedding on April 20 and hence they did not want to progress in the tournament.

In fact, for the first time in the history of this Government, all parties spoke on a discussion and to celebrate that the Speaker has announced one week of holiday for the Parliament.

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March 27, 2007 at 5:53 am

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Maybe

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this is what they called the joy of cricket
and it looks so much like soccer

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March 23, 2007 at 12:26 am

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much ado about nothing

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Sobers likes the look of Watson. I am pretty damn sure he is not talking about cricket. Pissed off at being ignored by Sobers, Vettori says he is better than he was in 2003. Is he talking about cricket at least?

Pakistan is keen to leave on a high. They played the two games like they have been on a high. I totally understand about feeling high in the Caribbean – Red Stripe is cheaper than water in most places.

Bangladesh Coach says there is more self-belief. I ask What More? They just caught the Indian team on a wrong footing and bet them. I am sure India would beat them 9.9995 times out of 10. They were just plain lucky. Its time to get pushed back to earth, Mr. Whatmore. Tomorrow Sri Lanka will thrash you black and blue.

Now that Woolmer’s death is suspected to be a murder, Gavaskar can start blaming England’s attitude on a cricket ground and start linking it to Woolmer’s death. I know this is in poor taste but so were Gavaskar’s remarks about David Hookes.

Last but not the least, even though this is cricket season and the whole of India is going crazy over Cricket, another man in Bengal nicknamed Buddha is scripting quite some history by unleashing brute police force on innocent people. If you find time between cricket, please read about the Nandigram killings and write to the editors of some major newspapers either endorsing his action or criticising the same. It is worth to have an opinion on the happenings in the nations especially since most of us think that education will solve India’s problems and being educated it is not good to stay silent when lives are being lost.

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

March 21, 2007 at 6:36 am

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The Gibbs Phenomenon

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six one sa six, six two sa twelve, six three sa eighteen, six four sa twenty four, six five sa thirty, six six sa thirty-six. I had almost forgotten the six tables until Herschelle Gibbs hit six sixes in one over against Netherlands. Wow, this guy has stormed into the record books and finally be remembered for some of the right reasons. If you don’t remember his previous claim to fame, he was the one who dropped South Africa’s 1999 World Cup when he put down a sitter from Steve Waugh. Maybe the Dutch can avenge this humiliation by scoring 36 goals in a soccer game over South Africa in the next FIFA world Cup.

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

March 17, 2007 at 12:22 am

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March Madness….

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What a March it has been!!! A long road trip from Seattle to San Jose followed by the Cricket World Cup (which I must confess that I haven’t even watched a ball yet but followed parts of Australia against Scotland and most of Zim Vs. Ireland), a Phoenix-Dallas basketball game and the big dance which began today.

I did not follow college basketball for much of the year. It was draining after the football season and also work caught up with me. But still, I did my best with the brackets. Here is it below….

I think the madness began the previous night with the NBA game between Phoenix and Dallas. Nash was clutch and that is precisely the reason why he is the MVP of the league and why I think he will be the MVP again this year. He scored 10 points in the last 55 seconds to push the game to overtime and time again came up with some brilliant assists, rebounds and even a smart defensive play on Jason Terry in the second overtime to thwart Dallas’s advances. I am looking forward to the finals and hopefully Phoenix can setup the long awaited parade in downtown Phoenix.

St. Patrick’s Day arrived a few days earlier for the Irish cricket team. The also-rans, the minnows, the punching bags tied a game in the World Cup. WOW!!!

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

March 17, 2007 at 12:18 am

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