Thursday, April 22, 2010

Faking News- IPL

This post is an inspiration from fakingnews website where lots of spoof articles are found on current happenings. Note: I have nothing against IPL

DC vs CSK Semi fixed

The highly rated DC vs CSK Semi Final, which concluded a short while ago, has come under the scanner of SBI, the investigation agency. Reports have been pouring in that the match was clearly fixed and shockingly, the players themselves have come out and accepted the same. Almost all the players voiced the same opinion that as the IPL chairman Malit Lodi is about to be sacked, they have decided to reveal the fixing episode.

First signs of fixing were noticed by the SBI team when they saw Dhoni complaining that he lost his mobile, during every match. "We simply could not believe that a person can be stupid enough to lose so many mobiles during IPL season, that cannot be just a coincidence", said the chief of SBI, speaking exclusively to Faking News.

With the players eager to reveal all the fixing info we ran for the main suspect himself, M S Dhoni who said, "We know its tough to win against Deccan Chargers, they have been winning continuously. So, I met the team and offered them Maxx mobiles, one each, but had to accept the demand for 2 mobiles by Symonds(laughing)"

But, can a Maxx mobile have so much influence on the players? Dhoni didn't think so either and so he ran back to the DC dressing room and shouted, " Are you INQ?". That's right, he offered them AIRCEL pocket internet connection as well. Now that's something you cannot say no to!

Reports have been pouring in that Dhoni met the Mumbai Indians team as well and he has offered Orient PSPO fans. Its summer and Dhoni knows his audience!

Friday, April 16, 2010

India at T20 WC

In a few days, the all dramatic IPL comes to an end and not long after, the real action kicks off with T20 world cup in West Indies. Though we have a poor record playing there in recent times, I hope the team comes good. The selectors have done their job and picked the squad. Lets see what they went for and why!

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

My Starting 11: MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, , Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh

MS Dhoni (capt & wk): Though he plays some uncanny shots(:D), he is a very good batsman and the best captain in recent times. Analyzes the situation well, never loses calm and brings out the results so a very obvious pick in the side and for captaincy.

Virender Sehwag: Hes like Adam Gilchrist for DC. When he gets going, the powerplay itself can produce 80 runs. Though am not sure if his bowling can be used on Windies pitches, he is a must pick for his batting.

Gautam Gambhir: My favorite batsman,lately. Plays real intelligent shots and has the potential to bat for more than 10 overs. My 1st choice opener and a definite pick.

Yuvraj Singh: 36 runs in an over; so, hes in!

Suresh Raina: Needs to bring his CSK form to national team. Has immense potential. Can keep the run rate flying with his sixes. Decent bowler as well. Excellent fielder. In!

Rohit Sharma: Finisher! Can fire in the end overs and put a high score on board when batting first or chase a high required rate as well. Excellent fielder and he too needs to take his IPL form to national level. In!

Yousuf Pathan: Afridi of India! Deals in sixes when required and a useful middle order batsman for quick scoring.

Ravindra Jadeja: Can play a stable innings when required in the middle order. Useful in bowling too. All rounders are the need of the day and so hes in!

Harbhajan Singh: The only full time spinner I picked because Windies pitches offer a lot to pacers. He can swing the bat too! Will be a useful bowler to keep run rate in check and pick 1 or 2 wickets as well.

Zaheer Khan: First choice pacer for us and has huge responsibility to perform well as the pitches favor pacers a lot.

Ashish Nehra: Hes not a sure shot pick and finds competition from Praveen Kumar as Nehra is a lefty again like Zaheer. But he can bowl economically while Praveen may not be consistent with his economy rate.

If our batsmen click, considering we have 7 good ones, we can go on to win this one! Lets hope for the best and cheer them!

Players I would've liked to find in the squad: Pragyan Ojha, RP Singh, Murali Karthik

But Why!

I recently bumped into a question in "How should we behave in a 5 star restaurant?". At first I thought it was a decent question but then after giving it some thought I wondered "Do we need to act?"

I mean we are the ones paying for the overpriced food and the tax(which equals the food price elsewhere). Who are we supposed to impress! Why cant we behave like we do in any other place!

Its the waiters who have to worry about everything they say or do to maintain the decorum of the place. Should we join them! Cant we eat like we always do, talk like we always do!

Why is calling the waiter "Bhaiyya" a sin suddenly! Why are our own languages disturbing on our own land!

Its totally understandable if you need to impress the persons accompanying you or sitting next to your table (you know what I mean). Otherwise whats the point!

Thats my take on it. No offense meant to regulars (am not one).