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Sahibzada, I Owe You After This :) [Jun. 21st, 2009|11:24 am]
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The mostest bestest foto of the ongoing 20-20 tourney :



*ADMIRES* *SNORFLE CACKLE CACKLE* *ADMIRES A LOT*

I didn’t mention the word ‘chokers’. No, I didn’t. I only cackled *Giggle*

So Many, Many Thanks, Shahid Afridi :) You’re a darling !Collapse )





Also, it appears that people have been *SNORT* sledging Kallis. On the field, and off it XD


Kiss of the day
Afridi is also a player capable of rubbing the opposition up the wrong way. He is a confident character and isn't afraid of have the odd cheeky moment. After pulling Jacques Kallis for the second of two boundaries in three balls, Afridi blew the bowler a little kiss. Kallis was far from impressed and in his next over cranked up the pace. It may have been a kiss from Afridi, but there was certainly no love lost.

"He [Kallis] came close to me, I gave him a kiss," Afridi said. "A flying kiss."


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Fat Jack is throwing the ball at Mr BoomCollapse )

And again :

Kumar Sangakkara -
This chatty Sri Lankan is a raconteur behind the stumps and regularly wrong-foots opponents by quoting Oscar Wilde. "Consistency," he once triumphantly declared to a bemused Jacques Kallis, "is the last refuge of the unimaginative."



Sanga, hun, that’s unfair. I bet Kallis wouldn’t know wtf you’re talking about even if you hit him onna head with Oscar’s complete works XD XD


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‘nywayZ, the main problem now is – who do I support in today’s finals ? *Sniffle* On one hand, Sahibzada and Younus, on the other, Sanna and Murli UGH It’s So Difficult !!!

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*Dying here* [May. 31st, 2009|09:08 am]
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I am reminded that KP can mean 'Kinky Pet'

*Dying of the larfs*

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Oh yes :) [May. 18th, 2009|05:44 am]
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Andre Nel is Brit Player of the Month for AprilCollapse )

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This's a spiffy profiling of a Cool Dude [May. 9th, 2009|06:11 am]
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Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle iZ pretty coolCollapse )

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The best part of ipl XD [May. 6th, 2009|06:29 am]
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This dog held up play, running round the field, for more than ten minutes, Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians, IPL, 1st game, Cape Town, April 18, 2009


GOOD DOG ! XD

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Someone shut this man up *HEADWALL* [Apr. 16th, 2009|06:47 am]
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Can someone shut this man up ? Aargh !!


Shah Rukh was positively luminous, a flirt who would eat himself if only he could, and the definitive ambassador for brand IPL. Full of verbal pats on the back for Modi's hard work, overflowing with homilies about the nature of sport, and always ready with a quick twinkle of the eye for the ladies. How, asked one journalist, would he get the best out of the Kolkata Knight Riders this year? "This season I'm sleeping with all of them!" he joshed. "Whatever it takes."


Shahrukh Khan, you've gone senile. Plz2STFUKthxBye !!11!1!!!

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OMG VEERU YAY [Apr. 9th, 2009|06:09 am]
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What ? It took ThisThingWhatWasItAgainWisdenWasItNow? so long to realise that Veeru is beyond analysis or understanding ?

GAH !!11!1!

And what's this about ThisWhat'sHisNameSmithIThink being anywhere close to Veeru in Godliness ?

AARGH Blasphemy !!!

No one except Sanna is anywhere near Veeru *Bigoted*

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SRK Plz Shut Up Kthx Bai XD [Apr. 6th, 2009|06:18 am]
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Oh dear, SRK, I thought you'd done a degree somewhere ? Jamia Milia, Delhi, right ?


"I respect Mr Gavaskar - his knowledge about cricket is a billion times better than me,"

"But this is an era where Mr Gavaskar has not indulged in; nevertheless his knowledge about the game does allow him to make comments.

"This is a new format that's being tried out. Please give it some breathing space. I am the owner of the team, I bought it. If he wants to implement something, let him buy a team."



*Snort*

Missing an 'in' between 'm' and 'e', are we now ? And that too, inspite of that degree, eh ? Tsk, Tsk XD


Okay, that apart ...


I'd dearly love to have SRK explain which bit of what Sunny wrote in this column is wrong in any way.

Really, I would.


The original column -

He is nothing special

John Buchanan, the former Australia coach has certainly set the cat among the pigeons by his theory of multiple captains for Kolkata Knight Riders. During the time he was Aussie coach, he never enjoyed the kind of attention he does now.

The Australian media was only interested in him when the regular Test players were not available for interviews. However, in India, where the media lives by the sound bite, Buchanan is a regular. If the Indian media had not made him out to be a ‘super coach’, he would have been just another failed former cricketer making a living telling international players to do what he couldn’t at the first-class level.

An Australian team with Warne, McGrath and Gilchrist did not need a coach. These three were the ones who were capable of winning any match.

Have you ever heard them say their coach gave them tips? If he was really a super coach, why did Middlesex not retain him for the second year of his two-year contract? Why did the Aussies lose the 2001 Test series against India? Why did they enforce the follow-on at Eden Gardens when, with both McGrath and Warne, they could have put pressure on India in the fourth innings? Why did Australians lose the Ashes in 2005? Why did KKR not even qualify for the IPL semis last year?

Wasn’t it Buchanan who, in 2007, suggested that Sachin Tendulkar was vulnerable to the short ball and that the Aussie quicks should bowl two bouncers and follow it up with a widish delivery, which Tendulkar, with his ‘slow reflexes’ would get caught on? Tendulkar got two tons and almost 500 runs in the four Test series. Surprisingly, the Indian media did not call Buchanan to ask him about the theory.

It is probably because he has a way with words that he gets the mileage in India where there are very few who know how to disarm the opinion makers. Two legends from his country Ian Chappell and Shane Warne have gone on record about Buchanan's usefulness, or the lack of it.

To comment on his multiple skipper theory is to give it the importance it doesn't deserve but what does require comment is how he has got his Queensland pals lucrative jobs with KKR. Buchanan has an assistant coach, who, in turn, has an assistant. There are two physical trainers as well, one of which is his son.

There is a fielding coach as well as a wicketkeeping coach! Yes, a coach for probably two wicketkeepers! The team also has a bowling coach and a physio. Most, if not all, are from Queensland. The owners — poor souls — probably have little idea of how they are being milked. Do T20s need so many coaches or is this where the multiple skipper idea came from?

The IPL is a BCCI tournament, but if one looks around at the support staff, it looks like an Australian event. But it is such a fast format that there is little place for tactics, and so coaches are superfluous.

As Shane Warne showed last season what is needed is man management. A fitness trainer and a fielding coach also help. The NCA produces coaches, physios and trainers every year.

Have an overseas coach, but unless Indians are given the chance to gain experience under them, what is the point in having them graduate every year from NCA? The owners will also save thousands of dollars if they had Indian assistant coaches, physios and trainers.



So, Shahrukh Khan, which bit of it is giving you difficulties ?

The correct usage of language, perhaps ? XD

Oh, btw, Sunny hasn't been advising SRK on acting in films, has he now ? Maybe he should try XD XD Maybe SRK could really be justified in responding in any way he feels like then XD XD

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*Cackle CACKLE* [Mar. 13th, 2009|07:44 pm]
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Don't blame Protea

March 13, 2009 Edition 1

Kevin McCallum


Cricket SA denied yes-terday that the reason for their team's predica-ment against Australia was because the players, fans and administrators had finally rea-lised that "Proteas" was a "naff" name for a national team. CSA further denied that the team's players had begun calling themselves the "Charlies" in private.

They also denied that Ashwell Prince was in denial after being named team captain and opening batsman for the dead rubber third Test between the two nations, but then denied the chance to be skipper by the selectors. A spokesperson refused to comment on whether Prince had used the words "die" and "naai" during a conversation about the convener of national selectors.

"Actually, 'Deny' is a strong word for the way CSA feels about any blame being placed on the name 'Proteas'," said the spokesman. "Since we have taken on the flower as our symbol, we have felt in tune with the deeper meaning of both winning and losing. We are aware of the hurt we inflict on others when we win 2-1 away from home, but while we feel for Graeme Smith and his cricketing brothers, we are proud of the role we have played in turning the Aussies from Saggy Greens into Baggy Greens again. That is flower power; true cricketing love. Do not blame the Protea; for blame is shame and that is not our game, bru."

One member of the national team said he could take any amount of sledging from the Australians, including having his batting style likened to parts of a women's anatomy he never knew existed, but admitted that being called a "hairy petal" was getting to him.

"It's been tough since they took on this daft nickname for the team," said the player. "You try going out there and getting stick that you are not a 'Pro' and should be going for 'tea'; it's hard. Punter's the worst. He says in, like, a really sarky voi-ce: 'Hey blokes, I can't tell - is this a flower or a colourful artichoke?' Then they all laugh. When we try to get them back by telling them that there are 81 varieties of the King Protea, they do their research and hit us with 'Morning, King Sugar Bush', or 'ah diddums, Honeypot'."

It is believed that a core of the SA team have agreed to take on their own nickname. "Yeah, we've got like a secret group, like in Dead Poets Society, except without the dodgy poetry reading and literature stuff," said the player. "We call ourselves the 'Charlies' after one of our sponsors, plus it's on the shirt already, so we can grab it in pride like Nella did at SuperSport Park a few years back. We need the power of lager to bat like we're in the laager. Clever, huh? Now we just need to win the last Test so we can be proper Charlies."

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OMG Ladies' WC Super-6-es :) [Mar. 13th, 2009|06:42 am]
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13th Match, Super Six: Australia Women v India Women at Sydney - Mar 14, 2009

14th Match, Super Six: England Women v New Zealand Women at Sydney - Mar 14, 2009

15th Match, Super Six: Pakistan Women v West Indies Women at Sydney - Mar 14, 2009

16th Match, Super Six: Australia Women v Pakistan Women at Sydney - Mar 16, 2009

17th Match, Super Six: England Women v West Indies Women at Sydney - Mar 17, 2009

18th Match, Super Six: India Women v New Zealand Women at Sydney - Mar 17, 2009

19th Match, Super Six: Australia Women v England Women at Sydney - Mar 19, 2009

20th Match, Super Six: India Women v West Indies Women at Sydney - Mar 19, 2009

21st Match, Super Six: New Zealand Women v Pakistan Women at Sydney - Mar 19, 2009


And

7th Place Playoff: Sri Lanka Women v South Africa Women at Sydney - Mar 14, 2009


Come on GirlZ ! YAY !!

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Vaas's account [Mar. 9th, 2009|04:54 am]
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We’re Asians who would want to shoot at us in Lahore?

Lahore is a city I had happy memories of-until last Tuesday. The Gaddafi stadium was the venue of our most famous sporting triumph, the World Cup win in 1996. But all that changed within a few terrifying minutes on Tuesday.

We had left the hotel at about eight thirty in the morning. It was to be the third day of a keenly contested game and the chatter aboard the team bus was about our prospects of dismissing the Pakistanis cheaply.

Security concerns were furthest from our thoughts. I knew that a vehicle drove about a kilometre ahead of our convoy to clear the road. Another escort vehicle was immediately in front. Besides, the distance from our hotel to the ground could be covered in about five minutes as all roads had been closed.

Usually, there are two escort vehicles for the team buses because the two teams travelled in one convoy. On Tuesday, the Pakistan team was late to start and we left on our own. As a result, there was only one escort vehicle ahead of us.

I was seated in front alongside the Manager, Brendon Kuruppu. The window curtain was open and I had a clear view of what was happening outside as the bus neared the large ‘Liberty’ roundabout.
It was then that I noticed a youth, about twenty years of age, well dressed in a beige trouser and a dark coloured shirt and carrying a backpack and a gun, take aim and fire at our convoy.
At first, the significance of what I saw didn’t sink in. We are sportsmen and especially in the Asian region, the reaction that we are accustomed to is one of adulation, where fans seek autographs and some of them even want to touch and feel us. Who, therefore, would want to carefully take aim and fire at us?

Those were the thoughts that ran through my mind as I watched the scene being enacted before me. I thought that this must be some conflict on the streets of Lahore that had taken a nasty turn. Fascinated, I continued watching.

Then I noticed two white vehicles, reversing at full speed. One of them, apparently out of control, hit the roundabout pavement. Two persons emerged from the vehicles and they too began firing-and again, they were taking aim at our bus!

It was then that I noticed that the gunmen, even though they carried sophisticated weapons, were not shooting bursts of gunfire. Instead, they were taking careful aim and firing a single shot at a time. There was no hint of panic or undue urgency-these were well trained men who knew exactly what they were doing.
As I watched, I saw the policemen escorting us engaging the gunmen-and some of them falling gallantly, sacrificing their lives to save ours. It is a scene I will never forget. One shot that was fired missed our driver by a few inches. And, then it dawned on me that their target was in fact, our bus; it was not crossfire that we were caught up in!

I heard Dilshan shout ‘Vaasy, Vaasy, get down’. I realised that most of our team mates had already hit the floor. There were cries of ‘veduna, veduna’ (‘we’re hit’) and groans and moans everywhere.
The team liaison officer shouted to the driver to get us out of the roundabout. We all shouted ‘go, go’. The driver told the liaison officer that he couldn’t get going at once as the gears had shifted to neutral. But somehow, after a few seconds and without panicking one bit he got the vehicle moving once again.
We were only about five hundred metres away from the stadium entrance. If we covered the first two hundred or so metres slowly, then our driver, Mehar Mohammed Khalil simply sped away for the next three hundred metres.

As we did so a projectile fired from a rocket launcher missed our bus and hit a nearby structure. Had it been on target, Sri Lanka would be mourning the loss of their cricket team today.

The stadium entrance, though large, is a tight fit for the wide bodied bus. Usually, the vehicle has to be slowly and carefully manoeuvered through it. In this instance, Mehar Mohammed Khalil went through it at high speed-and somehow, made it to the ground.

Now, we were counting casualties. Thilan and Tharanga were injured somewhat seriously. Kumar and assistant coach Paul Farbrace also had injuries that needed attention. They were whisked away in ambulances.

I called home. When I told my wife, Vasana, of the incident she told me to stop joking. I had to tell her that this was certainly not a joke and to inform my parents as well that despite the incident, I was not harmed. The television network CNN by that time had listed me among the players who had suffered injuries!

In the dressing room, there was some discussion as to whether we should return to the hotel. Given the nature of the attack, we were not sure whether there was more in store for us, should we decide to return. We decided against it.

A liaison officer returned to the hotel and went to the rooms that we occupied and collected our belongings and brought them to us. It was not the ideal way to say goodbye to Pakistan, but by now the tour had become a matter of life and death.

We were then airlifted to an Air Force camp where we stayed about three hours. From there, we were taken to the airport where an aircraft chartered at the request of President Mahinda Rajapaksa took us back to Colombo. We arrived in Sri Lanka at about 3.40 a.m. on Wednesday.

It is a relief to be back among family and friends but last week will change our lives forever. Most of us are still in shock. We go through the details of the incident over and over in our minds and wonder what might have been had one of those missiles or grenades found their target. It is indeed a miracle that we are all alive today.
There will be huge repercussions for cricket after Tuesday’s attack. Already, questions are being asked as to whether the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be staged on schedule.

Pakistan was slated to be a host for the next World Cup but that seems to be doubtful now. In fact, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh too will have to be quite convincing to remain as hosts for the tournament.
There are people of many faiths in our team. Whatever our religions, we believe that it was some kind of miracle that saved all of us on Tuesday. We feel for the families of the policemen who died so that we can live-and that is something that we will carry for the rest of our lives.

As for me, last Tuesday has had an enormous impact on my life as well. As I come to terms with what nearly happened on Tuesday, I realise that cricket is not everything-and that family considerations come first. Certainly, I will continue playing the sport I love but it is doubtful whether I will tour Pakistan again.
The team wanted to give Mahela a memorable farewell. Well, it was memorable alright and one could even argue that Lahore is our lucky city after all-for all of us are still alive to tell the tale.

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Stuff. Disturbing stuff [Mar. 7th, 2009|09:13 am]
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Murali questions security lapseCollapse )

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Security 'left us to be sitting ducks'Collapse )

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And now, from Murali [Mar. 5th, 2009|06:15 am]
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Murali questions security lapse

March 4, 2009

Muttiah Muralitharan has questioned whether the terrorists who perpetrated Tuesday's attack on the Sri Lankans had received inside information as to the team's movements. In a chilling account of the Lahore shootout, Murali said the precise timing of the attack suggested the terrorists could have been tipped off about timing and security arrangements.

"Somehow in this incident there were no police with guns on the bus," Murali told Australian radio. "If someone was there with a gun we would have had a chance of defending ourselves. Normally all the buses go and we have four or five escorts. We left at 8.30am and Younis Khan (and the Pakistanis) at 8.35am. We divided into two, maybe they knew the information for the right time. They tried to shoot the driver. Then they were shooting both sides of the bus and they counted 39 holes."

Murali's comments, if proven, would prove a crushing blow to Pakistan's hopes of hosting cricket in the near future. Law enforcement agencies in the country have long been accused of aiding Taliban militants, and any suggestion that the attack on the Sri Lankans was executed with the assistance of local security forces will heighten concerns that Pakistan is unfit to accommodate touring teams.

Murali emerged physically unscathed from the attacks, but said he feared for the life of team-mates as the team bus was sprayed with bullets. "There were gun shots going on and the bullets were passing us," he said. "I saw [Tharanga] Paranavitana was bleeding in the chest. I thought he was gone, actually. Thilan Samaraweera was bleeding, Kumar Sangakkara was bleeding from the shoulder. There was blood everywhere. It was frightening."

Murali would not confirm whether he would play for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. "I don't know, we have to speak to them, see how the security is, make sure everything is right ... not only IPL, England, anywhere. I never in my dreams thought we would be attacked."

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Sanga is articulate enough to speak even about this [Mar. 4th, 2009|05:53 pm]
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Shootout in Lahore

'I felt a bullet fizz past my ear'

Kumar Sangakkara

March 4, 2009

As I dictate this article we are preparing to fly home. It's been a long day and we can't wait to return home to our families. We were shaken badly, obviously. Pakistan has a reputation for being unstable in the recent past, but we never expected to be caught up in something like this. I am still shocked that a sports team could be targeted in this manner.

We had always felt pretty safe in Pakistan, to be honest. It shows how naïve we were. We realise now that sports people and cricketers are not above being attacked. All the talk that "no one would target cricketers" seems so hollow now. Far from being untouchable, we are now prize targets for extremists. That's an uncomfortable reality we have to come to terms with.

Tuesday started as just another day in Lahore: a morning report to the fitness trainer to check our hydration levels, a quick breakfast and cup of coffee and an 8.30am departure to the ground. We were all looking forward to the third day's play and trying to win the series. Our chief concern was how to wheedle out 19 Pakistan wickets on another true batting pitch.

Our team bus left with three to four police cars in a convoy with around 12 policeman and security officers, including motorbike outriders. Along the route road junctions were cleared and side roads closed to ensure we passed through the traffic easily. It was standard security for teams in this region and we had no worries as we travelled to the stadium.

The bus was full of the normal banter. Players traded stories, mostly about Lahore shopping, and cracked jokes. Others chatted about the cricket and the crucial first session. Then, as we approached the large roundabout before the Gaddafi Stadium, we suddenly heard a noise like a firecracker. The bus came to a halt and some of the guys jumped out of their seats to see what was happening. Then came the shout: "They are shooting at us!"

From the front I heard the screams to "get down, get down" and we all hit the deck. Within seconds we are all sprawled along the floor, lying on top of each other and taking shelter below the seats. The gunfire became louder, we heard explosions (which I understand now were hand grenades) and bullets started to flash through the bus.

I was sitting next to Thilan Samaraweera and close to the young Tharanga Paranavitana. For some reason I moved my head to get a better view and a split second later I felt a bullet fizz past my ear into the vacant seat. Fortunately, as a team, we remained quite calm. No one panicked. After what must have been two minutes standing still, we urged the driver to make a run for the stadium just a few hundred metres away: "Go, go, go" we shouted.

The truth is we owe our lives to the courageous Mohammad Khalil, the driver. I will forever be grateful to him. The tyres of the bus had been shot out and he was in grave personal danger, exposed to gunfire at the front of the bus. But he was hell-bent on getting us to safety and, somehow, he got us moving again. Had Khalil not acted with such courage and presence of mind most of us would have been killed.

Standing still next to the roundabout we were sitting ducks for the 12 gunmen. We only found out afterwards that a rocket launcher just missed us as we began moving and turned for the stadium gates, the rocket blowing up an electricity pylon. Khalil saw a hand grenade tossed at us that failed to explode. Someone must have been looking over us because right now it seems a miracle we survived.

As we moved towards the stadium, Tharanga announced he was hit as he sat up holding his chest. He collapsed onto his seat and I feared the worst. Incredibly, the bullet hit his sternum at such an angle that it did not penetrate. He was fine. Shortly afterwards Thilan complained of a numbness in his leg, which we later found out was a bullet wound.

Thilan and Tharanga were the worst hit. Just before reaching safety I felt a dull ache in my shoulder. Shards of metal, shrapnel, were lodged in the muscle. After being quickly evacuated to the dressing room the paramedics attended to those with minor wounds. My cuts were cleaned. Ajantha Mendis had several shards of metal removed from his head and neck after his hair was shaved off. Paul Farbrace, our assistant coach, had a large piece of shrapnel removed from his arm. Mahela [Jayawardene] had a minor cut to his ankle. After a while we started to calm down, and the phones started ringing.

When the tour was first announced while we were playing in Bangladesh, we had discussed security concerns with the Sri Lanka cricket board. Our own board had originally asked for a longer tour, asking for two extra ODIs, but we requested a shortened tour, an independent assessment of the security situation, some security guarantees, and proper insurance covering terrorist attacks.

We were promised "Head of State" security and we were satisfied with this. We also wanted to play cricket in Pakistan. Nevertheless, with hindsight, we probably underestimated the security threat. In future, we need to very seriously consider how best to better tackle the issue of security in a new post-Lahore reality. We need to consider a more centralised and independent system for assessing security and a more open sharing of security information, not just between boards but with FICA and the players.

From a Pakistan perspective, it is tragic this has happened. Pakistan is a great country with a strong cricket tradition and very hospitable people. We like playing cricket here, but the presence of a small minority pursuing their own agendas at any cost will surely prevent tours for the foreseeable future. I sincerely hope that a solution can be found with time but assume Pakistan will first need a neutral venue solution for their home games.

Will I go back? When you have been through what we have experienced, when you have been targeted by terrorists yourself and been so fortunate to escape, it changes your thinking. It is a big question which cannot be answered now. I suspect, too, for us it can only be answered as an individual. Our families will never feel the same about us leaving to play in Pakistan. That is sad - for Pakistan and world cricket.

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This's why Danny Vettori ROX XD [Feb. 27th, 2009|06:18 am]
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"Skinny white men with glasses shouldn't do hakas."
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori explains why he didn't welcome the new team manager Dave Currie with the haka

"The big thing about John is that he has immense respect for the Indian team. Most of the information he gives is praise. So you can't use most of it."
New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori on John Wright, who knows the Indian players well (Feb 26, 2009)

(- from cricinfo Quotes)



Also, reccing Iain O’Brien’s Blog - http://iainobrien.blogspot.com/

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WOW ! [Feb. 9th, 2009|08:52 am]
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Ooooh, wasn’t that amazing !!?

Jerome TaylorCollapse )

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Suleiman BennCollapse )

ROX !


Also, *SNICKER* nice to see that the best purchases for the next IPL are doing so, so well XD


Frankly, I think the upcoming ‘Ladies World Cup’ in March would definitely be much, much better viewing than that rubbish IPL thingy. Btw, why not mix up ladies and guys in the IPL, huh ? Maybe I’ll even think about watching IPL matches if that happens.

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OH MY ! [Jan. 17th, 2009|08:12 am]
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'K, Veeru ROX. Sanna ROX, too. Cricinfo awards are very spot-on !



ETA - Veeru ROX moar !

Cuz - "I don't listen to people, don't watch TV and don't read newspapers. It's better to use the time to work on your game."
Virender Sehwag reveals that he gives media coverage of his career about as much respect as he does to bowlers ; Jan 16, 2009



So, what's better, then ? - Albie Morkel - 40 from 18, or Murali - 33 off 16 ?

Very hard choice *Giggle*

All things considered, on par, I'd say.

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No ! [Jan. 10th, 2009|06:33 am]
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My God, Fred, you don't do these things ! It's just not done.


Oh well ...


I do hope nothing ever doubts my intense determination to ignore all things Kevin Pietersen - who I dislike just a little less than I dislike that fatNthin duo of HespNPrior (and a few others), but to be very honest - he was actually rebuilding the English team right. He really was.


No, Fred. I don't like this. I just don't. No matter what the reasons for what you did - some of which, no doubt, are pretty nasty. Oh dear.


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O_@ [Dec. 30th, 2008|05:48 am]
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Ye gods, he seems to be legendary material.

And pretty, too.

Oh my *Giggle* ;)

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Damn ! [Dec. 22nd, 2008|08:13 am]
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Now. Wasn’t that sooooo sad … And so bloody unfair … And so horribly nasty really … Tsk Tsk. SO Not done !


*GIGGLE* There, but for the grace of God, go teh gods, whinging.

Thank You, God ! Thank You Very Much !! *SNORFLE*

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Ahem. [Dec. 16th, 2008|07:37 am]
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I am eating my words.

Ahem.

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XD [Dec. 15th, 2008|06:12 am]
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"We need to bat for another 90 overs," he (Sehwag) said. "If we bat 90 overs, we can score 250 or 260 runs. The wicket is still good to bat on. If you settle down, you can score runs."

XD

Is he NUTS ?!!

XD XD

This match's already gone to England.



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Oh Alright. [Dec. 7th, 2008|03:11 pm]
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Well, apparently some England players are leery about playing the test matches in India.

Obviously. Quite a natural feeling, I'd say.

However, it'd be best if there were no more media reports about it all and the people with fears would just return home from wherever they are midway to India Etc. Etc. Etc.

As for the viewership, that's certainly not going to be affected whether Flintoff and Harmison are playing or not. That's the bottom line.

So, those that are scared should just return, feel safe and keep their gobs shut about it all. I'm sick and tired of the continued whinging from everywhere.

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*HEADDESK* [Nov. 27th, 2008|07:21 am]
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Veeru Sehwag ! It's all very well getting the MOM yet again,

But for heaven's sake, PLZ PLZ PLZ

1 -
LEARN to move yer damn feet ! That means 'PRACTISE FOOTWORK' rather than trying to bloody send the ball outta the ground all the time !!

2 -
STOP getting out before finishing yer centuries DAMN YOU !

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Oh yeah ? [Nov. 25th, 2008|06:45 am]
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I was absolutely right in deciding against featuring any farce here.
Even though Veeru got the 'Man o' the Match' !
UGH ! Bloody stupid match !!



That said, I'm looking onward to the next massacre on cards. What'll it be ? 3-0, 2-0 and 5-0 against the visitors ? *SNIGGER*

Btw, someone shut Gary Kirsten up. Puhleeze ! His brain seems to have stopped working - from a possible overuse of cellfon, mebbe ? XD XD

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Oh My Gods ... [Nov. 15th, 2008|06:47 am]
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What was that now ? *Bewildered*

Wasn't this England team a 'Very Good One' just a few months back ? *Scratches head puzzledly*
Oh well, the subcont conditions and all ... 'm sure it won't be 7-0. Surely Eng will get more acclimatised by the time the 2nd match happens.


'nyways ...

Veeru was WOW ! What an innings ! What lovely catches !!





And of course, Yuvi ROX ! That 138 from 78 deliveries !!




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Hmm. [Nov. 11th, 2008|05:42 am]
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2-0 in a series of 4 tests. That is reasonably satisfactory.


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Enjoyable stuff HEE ! [Oct. 30th, 2008|08:57 am]
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Wow, Gambhir, that was a bloody fantastic sixer to get to 105 ! Great stuff !! Well done !!!






However, this silly and unnecessary brouhaha about the Emma-Prior-Alice-Hunt-Someone-else-Allen-Stanford matter is really too unfair.
To Allen Stanford.
Tsk Tsk.
I don’t see why Stanford is being blamed so much.
Do I have to believe that the other people pictured with him were unwilling participants in the games ? Really ?!
So far as the pictures show, the women were enjoying the whole situation far more than Stanford was.
And what was so unacceptable about the whole business in a stadium with viewers, in broad light (possibly not daylight), and Stanford alone wearing way more clothing than all the other three pictured with him put together ? *Snerk*

Aaaand

Stanford has apologised to KP and Matt Prior ! Ye Gods ! That bloody well cracks me up !

:D :D :D

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Ooooooh ZAHEER ! [Oct. 22nd, 2008|06:47 am]
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Ooooooh, Zaheer, Baby !! You Just ROX Bigtime !



Hun, any chance of taking up meteorological analysis-work too sometime ? *SNORFLE*


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WHEEE ! [Oct. 12th, 2008|04:59 am]
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Whoa Zaheer ! 5 - Fer (5 Wickets, Runs conceded 3.05 / over) ! Go you !!!

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Sporking badfic/s XD [Sep. 23rd, 2008|12:30 pm]
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The England cricket team will be in India soon. So, well, inspired by that --- Oooh, lookee, SporkeeZ !

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What a RELIEF ! [Sep. 18th, 2008|07:38 am]
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Good riddance to bad rubbish *Snort SNORFLE*

'Ta, Arendse ! Plz not to be comin' back. Ever. Kthx 'Bye !

:D

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The things I find ! XD [Sep. 14th, 2008|01:07 pm]
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This is Glenn McGrath, and this is Brett Lee, Australian cricket playing fast bowlers, generally considered to be all around tough eggs and hard nuts by people who know them up close an’ pers’nal like.



And this (only excerpts here below, but it’s enough, I think) is Glenn McGrath Stu and Brett Lee Stu as sourced from suethor/s … … er, I think that should be Stu-thor/s, really.

Cut so as to not cause general HeddSplodeyCollapse )

Amazing, innit ? XD XD
Honestly, horny teenie females who haven’t the faintest idea of interactions between men shouldn’t be allowed to type. *Continues larfin’ hedd orf*

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Oh Shut Up ! [Sep. 10th, 2008|07:39 am]
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There’s really no need to go overboard with whatsisname --- Kevin Pietersen, wasn’t it ? --- when made captain, winning the first 5 matches (1 dead test and 4 ODI-s) in a row against a team which only wanted to go home after winning the test series.
That’s not to excuse the weird thought processes of the Saffas --- I mean what ? All they wanted to do after winning the test series was to go home ?! No wonder they got booed. The only Saffa whose mind seemed to me to be to be present in the field after winning the test-series was … … Oh well, never mind, it’s history.
Now let’s see what happens to whatsisname in the subcont. It’s the worst place to tour, right ? Beefy said that way long back.
And Fred. He has done so well. And Harmy too. But mind, it’s at home. I am never confident about Harmy once he is out of UK. Apparently his mind goes weird. And Fred has the additional responsibility of Harmy-sitting once offshore.
So, let’s see.

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WHAT ?!? [Aug. 29th, 2008|07:04 am]
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I've been off here, and everywhere, for personal reasons, for some months. But this ... ... THIS ... *Speechless*

Here it is -

http://www.chickendinner.co.uk/home/106224/england_chase_third_straight_odi_win.html

England chase third straight ODI win

If Graeme Smith wasn’t one of cricket’s most disliked men, you’d probably feel some sympathy for the skipper who watched his side embarrassed by a very ordinary England side and was then ruled out of the third ODI with a bout of tennis elbow. No matter, he’ll be able to enjoy a fine day’s cricket at the Oval, as his side struggle to pull one back in the series.


'A very ordinary English side', is it now ?

A side with a Fred going very, very well, and the rest released from the straitjacket of nitpicking weirdness/es.

The writer of that bit needs a serious lobotomy, followed by a lifetime ban on communicating anything ever again.

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An Apology To CSA. [Mar. 13th, 2008|07:21 am]
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To

CSA.


Dear CSA,

I had been terribly mistaken in my estimate of CSA. I had thought CSA was a body of people who are patriotic citizens of their own country. However, now I see that CSA is, in fact, a body of people dedicated to helping the national cricket team of India reach the highest ranking in world-cricket and maintain the same. Therefore, as a patriotic Indian myself, I hail CSA's modes of thought and functioning and apologise sincerely for my earlier, erroneous estimate.

Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU, CSA ! I Looove You Forever and Ever.

Yours, etc. ... ...

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CHAKDE, INDIA !!! [Mar. 12th, 2008|11:12 am]
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Come Come CSA ! :D



See this ?

Here, just below. Look, look, read, and Try To Understand !!

---- http://content-www.cricinfo.com/bdeshvrsa/engine/current/match/323950.html

--- Player of the match : A. Nel (South Africa)




So Come On, send a team without yer best and get plastered all over the pitch CUMMUN !

:D :D


... *Snort* We are just back from plastering the so-called-world-chaumps-of-cricket all over the place, lovey.

So, Come On !

Ya wanna play ?

:D :D :D

Let's play !

*Rubbing hands in anticipation*


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Hmm ? [Jan. 29th, 2008|11:02 pm]
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australia incensed by Harbhajan reprieve ?


Tsk Tsk, So Am I.

Incensed, I mean.

On behalf of all monkeys that have ever existed and have the potential of existing.

Because none I have known of was as ill-mannered as the cricket-y-people of australia. *Sneering Nod*

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YESSSS !!! [Jan. 19th, 2008|12:59 pm]
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NIKA !


NIKA !!Collapse )


NIKA !!!

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OH WOW ^.^ [Jan. 15th, 2008|10:26 pm]
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Player Of The Match !

ASHWELL PRINCE !Collapse )

ASHWELL PRINCE !Collapse )

ASHWELL PRINCE !Collapse )

Player Of The Match !!


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It Is Now Past Time, Yes. [Jan. 7th, 2008|06:54 pm]
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It is now past time that India, and every other cricketing nation, stopped all and every cricketing contest/s with Australia on grounds of 'Unacceptable On-Field And Off-Field Behaviour By Australians' --- which has gone on far too long now.

Personally, I'm just hoping for another Douglas Jardine to arise in response. I await the IRON DUKE !!!!!! :D :D :D


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SALUTE to Murali ! and Gary Kirsten's gone mad HEE !! [Dec. 5th, 2007|07:47 pm]
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Muttiah Muralitharan :

The leading wicket-taker in Test cricket !

With 709+ wickets !!!

Murali achieved the record in his 116th Test and on his home ground.

This is the third time Murali has held the wicket-taking record, having originally passed Courtney Walsh in 2004 before briefly sharing the mark with Shane Warne. He then claimed it outright for the second time against South Africa until a shoulder injury allowed Warne to move back to the top against India and Muralitharan has been chasing him since. This time there is no one close to knocking him off and with a tireless appetite for the game 1000 wickets is a possibility.


GO Murali, GO Fer 1000 !!!


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Gary Kirsten goes mad

BY

Dan Nicholl

Wed, 05 Dec 2007


I'm inclined to agree with Dan HEE !Collapse )


:D :D 'm totally inclined to agree with Dan here HEE !

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What ?!! [Nov. 18th, 2007|06:21 am]
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- Imran Khan's message to UK: 'My life is in danger'

- Imran fears for his life



How dare Musharraf ? How dare he ?!

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Hmm. [Nov. 13th, 2007|05:37 pm]
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'Sri Lanka fears missing out on hero Muttiah Muralitharan's feat of becoming the greatest ever wicket taker in Test cricket because of an ongoing dispute over media access. ... With a history of controversy between Muralitharan and Australia, some Sri Lankan media have even gone so far as to suspect Cricket Australia of deliberately orchestrating the timing of the dispute.
"We are particularly suspicious about its timing when Murali is near his record," said Channaka de Silva, sports editor of the English language Daily Mirror. "This could well be another of those Australian tactics to demean Sri Lankan cricketers," he said
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'


Am I surprised ?

No, 'm not.

And yeah, it's hilarious.

:D

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A promise unkept. [Nov. 13th, 2007|04:39 am]
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'It was a promise unkept as Bob Woolmer did not return to the city of his birth (Kanpur)

The last time Pakistan played here, Woolmer managed to take some time off his schedule and turn up at the Georgina McRobert Memorial Hospital, where he was born, to receive his birth certificate.


Younis Khan dedicated his maiden century against India in Mohali to the deceased coach'

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At last I managed to ... [Nov. 7th, 2007|03:54 am]
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... update the profile.

Things seem to be getting tamer all around Bleh.

At this rate, I'll soon have to change the defining picture, Oh Dear !

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:D :D [Sep. 23rd, 2007|09:18 am]
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NIKA !










So. yb, mf et al, do we begin it all over again ?

I think I will.

:D


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O_@ [Sep. 6th, 2007|07:04 am]
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How is an injured batsman replaced by a bowler ?

Bloody Amazing !

@_O


If I ever create a museum, I want Norman Arendse as permanent exhibit in the 'Amazing Curiosities' section. *Makes note*



Oh well, VEEWU's gonna be there WHEEEE !!!

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Not that date ! [Aug. 30th, 2007|03:33 am]
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Not that date, for heaven's sake !

*HEADDESK HEADDESK HEADESK*

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Very Funny ! [Aug. 16th, 2007|09:13 am]
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Very, Very Funny Indeed !

:D

:D


When India wants to destroy the national cricket team of India, it has to go hire something *Sneer* from Australia
--- Greg Chappell --- to do it.

But when south africa wants to destroy the national cricket team of RSA, all it does is elect someone from their own midst.

:D

Way To Go, csa, Way To Go !

*Applauds*

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