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Friday, March 26, 2010

Indian squad for ICC T20 World Cup

Members of the Indian Cricket team for the ICC T20 World Cup, that starts on coming April 30, were announced today. No big surprises in the squad. Fast bowler Vinay Kumar from Karnataka is the only new into the team. Spinner Piyush Chawla makes a come-back into the team.

The squad: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Rohit Sharma

Undoubtedly, its the batting form of Virender Sehwag that will decide our position in the tournament. If he gets into his best batting form, well we do have a bright chance to qualify for the semis. (South Africa is the other team in the group)

I am not sure, if Yuvraj Singh had completely cured from his injuries. He really seems to be like a lot rustled in the IPL (or may be he is not happy about his captaincy being removed) I feel Irfan Pathan would have been a better alternative. Also I feel, Misra would have been a better alternative for Chawla.

Considering the care and affection, our Srikanth had shown towards are tamilnadu players, I was afraid if they would pick Ashwin and Balaji for the world cup team. Thanks to their great performances in the recent IPL, this didn't happen.

Well, considering the injuries happening in this IPL, who knows this entire list might change when the IPL gets over. In that case, our Sachin, Dravid and Kumble will be requested to play the international T20.

Even then no Ganguly - for he will not accept the offer :-)

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wikipedia as a Printed Book!!!

This is how, the Wikipedia would appear, if only its featured articles are published as a printed book!!!

The book has about 5000 pages and contains about 437 featured articles from Wikipedia. The book is about 1 ft and 7 inches in height.

Rob Matthews, a graphic design student from Brighton, made this book in a two weeks time.


Monday, March 08, 2010

Sam Pointon - a Director at the age of six!!!

Though an old story (Aug 2009), this one is somewhat interesting. You may believe me or not this little boy - Sam Pointon - in the image - aged only six is working as the Director in a Museum.
Sam's father took him to this Train Museum, during a vacation and there somehow Sam came to know about the retirement of the Director of that museum. Knowing that they are looking for a new Director, Sam wrote to the officials requesting them to appoint him in that position.

The officials who were moved by this, then created a new posting - Director of Fun and appointed Sam in that new position. Today Sam Pointon's work is to take care for the fun of children visiting that museum.

Smart Kid!!!


Friday, March 05, 2010

...and this is damn serious!!!!

There is a popular saying that goes like this "Time heals what a reason cannot". Yes, that's the power of time. But unfortunately, sometimes even some genuine things get lost/forgotten in the same course of time. That is really bad. (Just like how we all have forgotten our super cow-boy hero Ramarajan)

Well, being a common-man, I cannot turn the whole world upside down to save these things. But still today I can record as many good things I can in the internet, for the future generations to search, read, admire and why not even celebrate.
Justify Full
Here is one such attempt to preserve a truth in the history and that truth is - I am a Cricket Player!!!

I know some of you cannot tolerate this. Check the below image to see how I was portrayed in our team's website (for the intra-company cricket tournament)

Still you don't believe me. Just see the below picture to see a sample of how well I bowled on that day.

The batsman, even after trying to play like tennis, couldn't touch the ball with his bat. Don't miss the terror expressions in the runner's and umpire's faces. You believe it or not - the truth is always truth - I am a cricket player... cricket player... cricket player!!!

Well, if you want to know why I didn't bat and just stopped with bowling. Here is the history for that.

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