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Old 28th March 2011, 09:19   #361
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does this analogy then mean

India crush Pakistan
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Pakistan humiliated West Indies.
West Indies thrashed Bangladesh.
Bangladesh beat England.
England almost beat India.
Everything above will stand invalidated (no matter where the analogy is headed ), since there is no way Sachin can retire from the international scene without a WC under his belt
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Pakistan humiliated West Indies.
West Indies thrashed Bangladesh.
Bangladesh beat England.
England almost beat India.
Achha then what about New Zealand? They were thrashed by Bangladesh just before the world cup started. Look where they are now.
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Conspiracy Theories

1) India will win the CWC since Sachin wants a WC under his belt before he retires.
2) Pakistan will win the CWC - as a redemption gift from the ICC (led by Mr Pawar) for all the lost cricket action since 2 years in Pakistan.
3) SL / NZ should reach the finals as both are non-controversial countries in cricketing terms

The bookies - well really don't know what they are upto.
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3) SL / NZ should reach the finals as both are non-controversial countries in cricketing terms
Err..How is India a controversial country in cricketing terms ? Except say for the Shiv Sena plouging the pitch in Wankhede if Pak enters the finals ?
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3) SL / NZ should reach the finals as both are non-controversial countries in cricketing terms
How is SL non-controversial in terms of Cricket? They have always had their bowlers actions under the scanner. First Murali and the back-then Aussie drama, then Malinga with his Slinga.
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I just want India to win this semi final. Even if they lose final its ok for me.

And I hope that SL do not reach the Finals.

The worst thing to happen to Cricket is Sri Lanka.

I DO NOT CONSIDER MURALI a bowler. He chucks. Umpires were right to flag his bowling action. SL then came up with silly reasons like his wrist has a little deformation or something. And somehow finally got the world to digest the fact that "MURALI IS A GENUINE" bowler. But not me.

SL won. Market forces won. But Cricket lost.

And what it led to?
Mr Malinga!!!!
He can leave Cricket and join American Baseball team. There won't be much difference in his throwing action anyways.

SL however does have some genuine cricketers.
But I do not watch SL matches.

Gone are the days of gentle giants of pace, pure bowlers like Ambrose and Walsh.
Or of spin wizard like Shane Warne. 100% genuine bowlers.

The next bad thing which happened to Cricket was Mr Modi.

Just go thorough this link:
The Hindu : Sport / Cricket : Exhausted Tait retires from ODI cricket

Shaun Tait retires from ODI to concentrate on his Twenty20 career. Sweet.
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I don't like SL either. They have time and again displayed petty mindedness and lack of sportsmanship.
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Just go thorough this link:
The Hindu : Sport / Cricket : Exhausted Tait retires from ODI cricket

Shaun Tait retires from ODI to concentrate on his Twenty20 career. Sweet.
But I think that guy Tait has a huge attitude problem and should sit at home instead. Even Sreesanth is better than this guy.
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On a lighter note:

"Ahead of their crucial World Cup semi-final against India, Pakistani cricketers have been warned not to indulge in any match-fixing by Interior Minister Rehman Malik who said he was keeping a “close watch” on their activities."

The Hindu : Sport / Cricket : Malik warns Pakistani cricketers not to indulge in match-fixing

Its like telling a bunch of naughty boys not to steal mangoes from neighbor's garden.
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@downloadtolive: wow thats a little harsh on the Sri Lankan team mate, we cannot deny the fact that they did win the worldcup in 96 that too with a strategy no team could have thought of before.
Agree to the point no genuine bowlers like Ambrose and Walsh for that matter of fact even Wasim Akram.
@bandlimitedlife: Its the Indians who screw Tait man time for him to go back to the rehab. I only find Bret Lee a whole hearted sportsman in that team.

My take on the forthcoming match NZ is going to be one tough nut this world cup.
We should beat Sri Lanka in the finals and revenge the 96 world cup defeat
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I don't like SL either. They have time and again displayed petty mindedness and lack of sportsmanship.
Yup......I'd thought Sanga was different. Till that stump mike episode - he's as slimy as the rest of them
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^^Which stump mike episode ?
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The one involving Virendar Sehwag not getting to his century because good old Sanga told the bowler to make it difficult?
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Yup, that, and also overall they don't show much sportsmanship. For instance, in this world cup, in their match against NZ, McCullum had taken a stunner of a catch against Jayawardene and yet, the batsman stood his ground. Contrast this with a great player like Kallis, who when in doubt, will ask the fielder if he took it cleanly or not. If the fielder says yes, Kallis walks. I have great respect for Kallis. Of course, Jayawardene was not the first batsman to stand his ground but then again, these are the small things that define sportsmanship.
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