When the number of people who made their way into the stadia in the UK for watching BORING county Cricket drastically reduced and the ECB saw a threat to their investments in the game. And so, in 2003 was born 20-20.A form of Cricket where a spectator would turn up at Half past Seven in the night and leave by Ten .What does he get? TNA..Total Non-stop Action! Big Sixes ,Tumbling Wickets, Electrifying Fielding!Twenty-20 in short is the essence of one-day cricket in a new bottle.The rules , some say, are for the batsmen and are harsh on the bowlers.But i'd say its for the SPECTATORS.
The group matches of the T-20 World Cup have proved many wrong.Teams going in with fast bowlers have been massacred while those with slow bowlers have been successful thus disproving the popular school of thought.And lets face it, 'minnow' teams have a real chance to defeat the established sides because of the game's nature.So it is a good thing that has happened to the game. Soon the racy instinctive kids with fast lives in the US and Europe will take to the game because its short and exciting .But the puritan in me just cant come to terms with the fact that the classic battle between a fast bowler with the cherry in his hand and the opener with the willow is fast dying out and soon might be a lost scene on the Cricket pitch.Test match cricket will suffer as more and more players begin to specialize in this form of the game. Mediocre fitness levels would suffice and 3 hours of cricket would pay lakhs!No longer should a cricketer have to work under the sun for 5 days in hard fought test matches.
Hit out Or Get out!!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
My parents celebrated their Wedding Anniversary on the 29th of August and since this year is their 25th together as a couple in matrimony my brother and i threw a Party. It trully was a wonderful feeling. For long i believed that social occasions were a total waste of time and were meaningless.I couldn't perceive how such occasions brought happiness . I was wondering how a mere congregation of the human species who are wound by 'social ties' which i believe are meaningless is going to make people Happy.And interestingly, atleast for me, i was proved wrong!!
My mother in her finest jewellery was the center of attention.And my father was at his casual best wearing a short-kurta and a jean.Both of them shone like candles in the dark!! The happiness was visibly overflowing.A feeling which i still don't know. The feeling of having your invitation acknowledged by so many people.I've always thought it was no big deal but i guess it is.The happiness that pervaded our house that evening is beyond the realms of my vocabulary and i am sure that of most.
Social situations aint that useless actually...
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I often wonder how it would be if i could read minds. Or atleast make clear-cut judgments on how a particular person would react to a give situation.But its wierd how a person you know so well and you are so close to can turn out to be a completely different person!
You feel attached and begin to think your opinions can never differ.That you think alike and can take that person for granted.But BOOOOM there's a situation.Something unexpected happens. The person who you KNOW so well differs in something. You put yourself in his shoes and try making a decision.But you simply can't think otherwise.And all of a sudden you don't know that person at all.You cant take them for granted.Back to Square One.
No relationship can be smooth. It can be made smooth but it isn't by nature.
Ideality is merely a concept.A figment of imagination.It is a fantasy.
NO TWO EVENTS CAN TAKE PLACE AT THE SAME INSTANT OF TIME
NO TWO ELEMENTS HAVE THE SAME SYMBOL
NO TWO ZEBRAS HAVE IDENTICAL STRIPES
NO TWO PEOPLE ARE THE SAME . . . .