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by nballa
Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Ind v Aus (ODIs and T20) in India, 2007
Replies: 529
Views: 33248

Re: Ind v Aus (ODIs and T20) in India, 2007

India is a completely different beast in the world of 20-20. two reasons which were quite obviously on display today 1) they can only sustain brilliance for a few overs and that is enough for the 20 over format but not in the longer version 2) running between wickets, i never saw them run like this ...
by nballa
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Ind v Aus (ODIs and T20) in India, 2007
Replies: 529
Views: 33248

Re: Ind v Aus ODIs in India, 2007

I think the ICC must advocate keeping track of statistical information based on the results akin to tennis. in tennis we have stats like most consecutive wins, no of wins agaist a top 10 player etc etc. notice that every stat has the term win or loss against it. cricket needs to adopt this so that i...
by nballa
Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Ind v Aus (ODIs and T20) in India, 2007
Replies: 529
Views: 33248

Re: Ind v Aus ODIs in India, 2007

Here is the relevant entry from the cricinfo commentary: 18.2  Pathan to Ponting, OUT, Big blow. Ponting is stumped. Full in length, slanting away from Ponting who leans forward to drive. The bat comes outside the line and the ball threads the bat and pad gap. Dhoni gathers and whips the bails off ...
by nballa
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Ind v Aus (ODIs and T20) in India, 2007
Replies: 529
Views: 33248

Re: Ind v Aus ODIs in India, 2007

i see how this going aussies will be up 4-0, the occasion will bring out the best in the legendary tendulkar who will chose the moment to carve out an attacking century- "silencing the critics" like some might say - prolonging his unwelcome stay in the batting line up for a couple of more years, aft...
by nballa
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Ind v Aus (ODIs and T20) in India, 2007
Replies: 529
Views: 33248

Re: Ind v Aus ODIs in India, 2007

yes how can we forget about abey kuruvilla both him and venkatesh prasad were genuinely quick and formed a terrific pair featuring in many Flying Stumps montages. these guys were well built and very much capable of pushing it through at 70mph on good days. its no wonder one of them has been made the...
by nballa
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: The Cricket Forum
Topic: Ind v Aus (ODIs and T20) in India, 2007
Replies: 529
Views: 33248

Re: Ind v Aus ODIs in India, 2007

http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/03/images/2007100356742101.jpg Im sorry to say this but the imbecile shanta sreesanth needs to be banned from international cricket. his pretend agression is more dangerous than actual agression and im saying this because agression in sport is always pretentious, and th...
by nballa
Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Bug Reporting and Suggestions
Topic: Please put in suggestions and errors for the new site here
Replies: 389
Views: 49552

Re: Please put in suggestions and errors for the new site here

So Naveen “Raju Bharatan” Balla, when are we going to see your first column at Sports-India?  :D me writing columns for sports-india is more out pf place than narain karthikeyen sitting the judges chair and pretending to listen to yet another miss india contestant who single handedly wants to elimi...
by nballa
Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: Misc. news about Indian hockey
Replies: 1982
Views: 232633

Re: Misc. news about Indian hockey

In India, the “lesser mortals” have to fight for their rights! Maybe that’s true around the world. When it comes to Indian sports, cricket does not have to do much to “earn rewards”. It gets them even when the team is losing! Hockey, on the other hand, has to struggle. Thanks to Carvalho’s statemen...
by nballa
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Bug Reporting and Suggestions
Topic: Please put in suggestions and errors for the new site here
Replies: 389
Views: 49552

Re: Please put in suggestions and errors for the new site here

as much as i love reading the news we need proper columinsts with a sense of humor to write some good articles for the front page. we already have thousands of online newspapers where we get the news so we dont have to come here to find out that india defeated pakistan or anand wins the world champi...
by nballa
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: The Indian Hockey Forum
Topic: Misc. news about Indian hockey
Replies: 1982
Views: 232633

Re: Misc. news about Indian hockey

I am absolutely disgusted by the behaviour of the hockey coach and players. hunger strike for rewards!!! I mean its one thing for those meatheads to act that way, but im shocked by the support they are getting from the sports-india community who are supposed to be educated individuals. so our cricke...
by nballa
Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: should we change our national sport to cricket?
Replies: 13
Views: 1875

Re: should we change our national sport to cricket?

Does it make a difference whether we call cricket or hockey or another sport as India's national sport?  If it does, how?  Would India change its national sport every time the Indians became world champion in a different sport?  To me, the term national sport is meaningless.  Those who understand s...
by nballa
Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: should we change our national sport to cricket?
Replies: 13
Views: 1875

Re: should we change our national sport to cricket?

its amazing how these threads go from one topic to something wayy out of context. and no i dont even want the image of WKA on my mind. we cant get one fatwa candidate out of our minds, i dont think we can handle 7. ps:- please vote. last i heard SBI is giving ay 5 lakhs to each hockey player, they n...
by nballa
Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: should we change our national sport to cricket?
Replies: 13
Views: 1875

Re: should we change our national sport to cricket?

Not many people know that cricket was the "national" sport of Canada, of all places!!  For India, I say it should be kabaddi.  Or how about police corruption?!  Or "Crossing an Indian Road!" That should be an Olymic "track & field" event! i would never watch or play kabbadi. its a very unclassy spo...
by nballa
Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: should we change our national sport to cricket?
Replies: 13
Views: 1875

Re: should we change our national sport to cricket?

gbelday wrote: Ok, are we good at cricket?
What would be your choice for national sport?  Test, ODI or T20?
do we need the format?
we already won two world cups and made a final.
we are no 2 in tests. so we are good at all three.
by nballa
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: should we change our national sport to cricket?
Replies: 13
Views: 1875

should we change our national sport to cricket?

I think its time.
canada changed its national sport from cricket to something else.
a national game is something which we should be good at.