Yeah I agree with you, Slim. Pepsi made a lot of cash with it indeed and shared some with Sharukh, the players like Dravid, Harbhajan etc and even gave some to Ganguly who I think has made a complete fool of himself this time. When he says " Apne Dada ki baat
sunenge naa " I feel like screaming Shhuuuut the ffuuuuuckkk up!! to his face. It's a Pity that I can't. I bet the players are happy inside. All the players now take a vacation until the coming SA series and get to spend the cash that they have made working so hard in front of the cameras. And Yuvraj Singh gets to sit at home and play the Xbox 360 that Microsoft gave him a while ago.
Thanks for dropping by my blog, wish4guns! Yeah, it is funny how Ganguly can even THINK of making a comeback, let alone be captain of the team. LMAO yeah, Yuvraj Singh is probably playing with his Xbox right now, along with Akshay Kumar.
There are lessons to be learnt and questions to be answered from performance. But we know how it goes with this team. Players live off of their past performance, and never do anything about their poor form. Unless commercialization is stopped to a large extent, the sport will lose its excitement, like I pointed out.
I totally agree with you. Indian cricketers seem to enjoy all things other than cricket.
I never expected this team to win the Champions Trophy. Now it's quite clear that we don't even have a chance to reach anywhere near the World Cup. The next drama is in South Africa. Ntini and Kemp is waiting.
We actually have the potential to win the World Cup. But it is not being used properly. I would like to see Zaheer Khan playing instead of R.P Singh, Ramesh Powar getting more games, and Irfan Pathan coming back to form (bouncy pitches in SA!) in the South African tour. I hope there aren't any tragic defeats before the big one, the World Cup.
Justin Kemp, I feel, is another hyped up player like Sehwag and Dhoni.
Slim remember in start I shared my point on ICC trophy, unless India improves on batting they will be crashed out of tourament. Yesterday cricket was so pathetic in my opnion. Bowlers just cant pich the bowl on proper place, forget about line and lenght of these bowlers. Coach is doing too much experiment in batting line whihc is creating uncomfort zone for batsman.
It's not the experiment that is costing us, but our players are not able to pick up his ideas properly. Yes, yesterdays bowling performance was the worst I've seen. But what happened to Harbhajan Singh? It was a turning track? Even Andrew Symonds was getting a lot of turn from it!
It's not the coach, but the unwillingness of the players to listen to his out-of-the-box ideas.
Not everyone are Pepsi drinkers ... there are some (stubborn like me) Diet Coke drinkers in India too?
Or am I just deliberat missing the point since I no noooothing about cricket and/or bowling
What's the basic qualification one needs to acquire before they can comment on it? I'm sure the Blogger of the article is well qualified (please don't scan your credentials). You cannot restrict the people from enjoying a game just because he is a "moron".Yes. It's a free world.
For all the abuse directed at the players and their wealth, can be attributed to a phenomenon called "Gaand Jale". Dude, He cut classes, He played cricket, He made his way into the team, He's minting money, He's making hay while the sun shines. He's no different from you and me. We should have busted our asses playing cricket in school, we would be playing with a free XBox too.
besides, when did the Indian Cricket team sign up an "Fulfill countrymen's wildest fantasies agreement"? No one goes out there with the intention of playing below par.
In conclusion, i would like to remind the blogger that he is disappointed only because he is apart of the hype he is referring too.
Bowling is a separate sport. You set up 10 pins, you throw a 12 pound ball down a lane to knock the pins over. Batting is baseball, isn't it? And quaterbacks (in American football, not soccer) throw the ball (or deliver the ball) to the receiver ...
I have a headache. Can we please go back to bashing celebrities?
The problem in India is, people can't judge for themselves. If Pepsi ropes in a few celebs and ask them to drink Pepsi, most people are going to follow what the celeb says. If Coke ropes in a more famous celebrity and that celeb asks people to drink Coke because it's better, most people will do that. So no question of hardcore stubborn cola drinkers down here :))
Hmm, are you sure you're not an Indian cricketer? Boy, do you sound annoyed :))
Jokes apart, indeed it is a free world. But do you mean to say that a complete idiot who knows nothing about a sport can talk like an expert? Perfect example: Mandira Bedi. I hope you know this idiot, and the way she goes about talking cricket. How would you call her a "true fan"?
I'm part of the hype? Did you see me making stupid 'expertise' comments like one from the blue billion? Did you see me wearing all those stupid orange and blue wigs, supporting the team, all the while not knowing anything about the sport? Did you hear me saying "I'll make the whole team a spicy curry that would energize the players and make them play like Superman!"? I believe the answers are "no".
Have YOU ever tried even getting into the division team? Do you KNOW how much corruption is involved even in this basic level of entry into the sport? Do you know how much influence is needed to get into this division team? I know. I've seen morons who don't even know how to hold a cricket bat play. Just because one of his family member was a local politician or was a friend of one.
And no, the Indian team did NOT sign such a contract, but that does NOT mean they can take it for granted and play like minnows. The Australians or the South Africans did not sign such a contract either (as far as I know), so how do you think they can make a match out of it even if they're defending only 200 runs?
I'm not sure whether you'll come back to check my reply, but anyway, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. :)
This is CRICKET! I know you don't know anything about the sport. Yeah, lets go back to bashing celebrities :D. I'm done with my cricket rants... for now lol.
Kumble and Zaheer back so cool, but I would like Agarkar also but hard luck he is thumbless:)
I hope Agarkar gets fit before the series, or we'll be seeing V.R.V Singh in his place :-S
Oh my God, this stinking ad has a sequel...grandpa smiling wit tears in his eyes. "India will come bac.."
haha where? did u c the ad?
Hahah yeah, I've seen it. It managed to piss me off even more than the first ad. I'm at a loss for words to talk shit about that one. Sure, India will come back. Come back home, after being defeated badly by the "weakest" of cricket playing nations, if this hype continues.
It shows there are so many morons in our country who suck corporate dick.
Oh, and thanks for dropping by my blog :)