So I figure it’s an auspicious start since a truck banged the back of my car. I have weird supersitions, deal with it. It somehow made me realize that blogging needs to be a part of me.. enough sentimental bull.

So own up who visited this blog? It’s ok if you didn’t, surprise surprise, neither did I. Though I think it did manage to clock in 2 visits a week on average. That’s what I’m talking about!

So now after a million years that I’ve logged in, the World Cup is on guys! the world cupūüėÄ

One line about cricket and this was a cricket blog.

You know what I’m good at with blogging? Resurrections, yeah that’s what I’m all about, they die, I bring them back and over and over. Wait for it..

Cannot. Miss. This.

Go crum yourself out.

These are the awards that will definitely break a player.

When Zim won the first ODI, things looked interesting.

Really interesting.

False alarm, Bangladesh Shakibbed them so badly to end up with a 4-1 scoreline.

Now I know others played a part but when Shakib makes a 100 off 60 odd balls, how do you notice something else.

Shakib Al Hasan, I salute you.

How I could forget Zimbabwe getting all out for 44. That is what we call a shootout.

We never got to see the infamous Mumbai wicket come into action.

But then again, India had no Murali Kartik to do the part.

What do you make of this series?

Australia survive Indian tailenders, India blasts Australia, Dhoni and Yuvraj go back to 2005, India let their overconfidence do them in, Australia survive Sachin and 10 others faceless cricketers, India fail to survive a 8 30 start

Sure their were a couple of huge scores and one excellent match along with one Watson induced excellent match, but this series was too how should I say it? Nice?

When I heard Ponting complaining about the net services provided to him in the beginning I was rubbing my hands in glee waiting for it to blow up but nothing happened.

Dhoni’s too nice to say stuff, Praveen Kumar didn’t beat anyone up, and Harbhajan didn’t call himself the best batsmen in the world, Ricky’s become a model student, Yuvraj just seems to put on weight all the time, there was no Clarke around to charge Katich up, and I can’t even remember the other Australian cricketers. Screw them and their injury policy.

Now the only one who added spice was Siddle, spicy Siddle. I swear I saw smoke out of his nostrils once. He broke down too, what a pity.

Australia wanted to win, and they won. India did not like the 8 30 start so they were ultimately shit.

What is with a 4-2 scorline between these two sides. Do they like promoting a six match series or is it something deeper?

And don’t worry, this post is not because they beat Pakistan. Pakistan beats Pakistan.

They don’t require other teams to beat them, they just know how to do it. It clicks with them, because that’s what they are. When they win, you see Afrdi’s shampoo¬†sponsors happy, Younis makes jokes that make you laugh, and the world is good.

Now New Zealand on the other hand know exactly what to say.

Sample Southee recently:

“Pakistan have proved they’re a great Twenty20 outfit – they’re the world champions – and they’ve got the wood over us in the last few outings.”

Now I’m no Southee fan, I think he’s a New Zealand Broad but that’s me but I love how he’s completely removed all the attention from New Zealand and thrown it on Pakistan.

Sure Pakistan wins, no big deal, they’re meant to. They lose, hell New Zealand were the odds on favourites to lose miserably.

And this is what the Kiwis do so well, they just know what to say and when to say.

Something the South Africans and the English could learn to do so. You hear Swann making ridiculous statements all the time, Mickey Arthur is on another planet altogether where he gives advice to every team except his.

Australia really have toned down the talking now. They appreciate others now, what a dampener.

If there was an award for smooth talkers in cricket, I would give it to the Kiwis, from Fleming to Vettori and nearly every other Kiwi cricketer.

All my¬†condolences to Wasim ¬†and Huma Akram’s family and friends.

 

And threw him out like a piece of chewed up gum. Exactly the way it should be.

Shane Watson deserves no better anyway.

I want the whole world to realize the worthlessness of Shane Watson.

Harbhajan did his crazy best but India were never in it. The fact that they got 4 runs close is a pointer to how he played. And Kumar. Not to forget Praveen.  Some of the shots were pure class. And the others were pure slaps. It all came so good for those 8 odd overs.

Why did Lee not bowl?

Is he injured or was Ponting preserving him already?

Or maybe it’s the over rates again and Watson goes through his overs faster. Nagpur anyone?

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I had no idea about some of these. The first one is just hilarious.

Sehwag, Dilshan, Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Dirk

I rest my case.

Add to that the T&T spin trio and Amit Mishra, Darren Ganga, Gambhir, Owais Shah and Darren Bravo, and two good hitters in the Dinesh and Denesh. See, even the keepers are almost identical, in name and style.

I don’t know about everyone, but I think these are the two most exciting teams of the tournament.

If Delhi can just continue on the momentum they have built up since they lost to Victoria, we might well be on that course. Now that Victoria have lost to the Cobras, it has become even tougher for Delhi, and they’ll need to win against Bangalore today and against the Cobras, and then hope the net run rate is also good enough.

We can almost be assured that T&T will go through to the semi’s so I’m glad I’d thrown my weight behind them in the first place. I cannot find words to describe Pollard yesterday. The best I heard around was “awesomesauce”, which is pretty awesomesauce in itself.

Sehwag seems to be on quite a rampage right now.

“I can’t even find a way to describe it myself” – Darren Ganga

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