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If Jeanne had been a racehorse she would have commanded a hefty breeding price. My mother was sired by an Australian cricket captain and she then produced two of that breed and a third son, Trevor, who also wore the baggy green cap.
Meat Loaf might have been happy with two out of three, but not Jeanne. All the same, she wouldn’t be impressed by me saying she was worthy of a high fee. She was happiest with family and friends around her, having a good time. You know your mother loves you when she admits: “If any of you three boys ever commit a murder I’ll still stick by you.”
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Kochi meets the deadline?
There have been conflicting reports in the Indian press and media about the proposal submitted by the Kochi consortium to the BCCI.
The Times Of India (TOI) reports that the Kochi franchisee have requested an additional ten days to come up with a resolution of the ongoing dispute among the consortium members.
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Everything has its time and place. The dream you have today may not be your dream tomorrow.
We are all naive in love.
I think I am a good enough bowler now to play on a national level. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is happy with the amount of preparation he has done for his upcoming cricket-based movie. Or he’s unhappy with the state of India’s bowling
The world will not wait, however much you wish, however much you hope, however much you try, however much you cry. Just as day turns into night and night into day, the circle of life churns on, mocking the futility of counting time. Time can never be kept, just as time cannot keep you, it’s just grasping sand, and it slowly, surely oozes away. And so it is , just as time is never enough, The world is not enough!
The reality of life is that its always your reality! Nothing changes that.
“A lot of women started watching,” Mr. Rajaraman said. “There are a lot of people who watch to see what Shah Rukh Khan is doing at the end of the game, or what new T-shirt he is wearing.”Ramachandra Guha, a historian who has written a book about cricket, said the I.P.L. tailored itself to the aspirations, and alienation, of an Indian middle class disillusioned with the country’s corruption and poverty. But Mr. Guha said the organization of the league — with teams located in India’s most affluent cities as opposed to having one in every state — has effectively mirrored the deep inequality in society.“It is the India that is doing well economically,” he said. “It shuts itself off from the other 800 million Indians who live in the hinterlands.”
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With India’s 2 matches of the Super 8 match over and with them effectively India’s hopes of qualifying for the semis, it is time to make a couple of points about India’s no-show at this tourney.
1> The standard of cricket exhibited at the IPL and the World T20 are reams apart. In the latter, we have the best teams representing their country, whereas the IPL teams are constrained to having just 4 foreign internationals representing them and at the same time they need to ensure that deserving youngsters (read youngsters with potential) are given a chance to ware their talents. So suddenly we have our IPL heroes peppered with short-pitched balls and when you are a team batting second and chasing a large total, you have to try and hit every ball and the proclivity to succumb to the short-pitched variety is both exposed and exploited. Besides, since when have Indian batsmen known to be masters of the short ball?
Marsh and Buchanan come from completely different schools of cricket but seem to converge on this point. Buchanan encouraged players to go to coaches with their solution to the problem, not with the problem itself. It is a powerful thought and not one to be disregarded. The easiest thing to do with a problem is to go to someone and ask for the solution. It is also, as I have discovered with computers, the surest way to ignorance. As Marsh says, “If you don’t talk about the game, you’ve got no hope of getting better.”The process of working it out will lead to mistakes, but far too often in India we don’t recognise mistakes as essential stops on the way to learning. A nanny doesn’t allow a child to make a mistake, a coach doesn’t allow a young cricketer to go wrong in quest of being right. And by making the learning of cricket similar to the learning of history (which, in the right hands, can be really exciting as well), coaches convert a simple game into a difficult, complicated one. It makes sense, though, for if the coach were to present the game as being very simple, he couldn’t justify making a living out of teaching it, could he?