Sunday, June 20, 2010

Soccer World Cup Fever starts again!!!

After quite a long time am back again blogging... and yeah the World Cup fever in South Africa has brought me back to my blog :)
cos i remember the last time during the world cup 2006, I had blogged about predicting my fav team Italy winning the world cup.. we even had lots of our friends suggesting their favourite team to win the cup...

Here is the post on our 2006 World cup prediction and another post on winning

The start to this world cup has been a bit quite with not much surprises in the first few days.. but over the past 3-4 days, its picking up speed with title favourites Spain losing their first match and France in danger of early elimination.... Its getting interesting..

I hope this time too the Azzuris do show some magic again!!!
I also do hope that some of the African nations do well too... like Ghana, South Africa and Ivory Coast... (though Cameroon became the first team to be out of the WC today)

If any of you are still reading my blog, pls do put your predictions for this  Soccer World Cup 2010 in South Africa...

My bet this time again is - Italy (as always :D)

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Dhoni and his Men in Blue - World No.1 Test Cricket Team.....

Three cheers to our Indian Cricket Team.... Hip Hip Hurray.... We've become the Number 1 Test cricketing nation today after defeating the Sri Lankan team 2-0 in the test series in India....

Team India after becoming World No 1 Test team in Cricket

Lots of positives to take away from this series...
  • The batting of Indian top order - Gambhir, Sehwag, Dravid, Sachin, Laxman, Dhoni, Yuvraj and even Vijay in the last test.... all of them contributed..
  • The bowling improved after the first test match... with the changes brought in by Dhoni in the test match worked well with Sreesanth and Ojha playing well.... Zaheer and Harbhajan were very good in the last test match too... 
  •  According to Dhoni, even the fielding was better in this series... 
  • Also the coaching staffs - Gary Kirsten and Paddy Upton got a special mention from Sachin, Sehwag and Dhoni...
In short, this was one of those rare instances when the entire team was responsible for this success. We should never forget the contributions from Anil Kumble and Sourav Ganguly in building such a strong team too...

    Thursday, November 26, 2009

    In Memory of the Mumbai 26/11 victims....

    One year since the 26/11 Mumbai  attacks... remembering the people who died during the attack and the courageous NSG commandos and Mumbai police who fought bravely to bring the situation under control....

    In memory of all the Mumbai 26/11 victims....

    To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die. ~ Thomas Campbell