Sunday, January 6, 2008

A much needed tonic....

Dear readers,
I am addressing this post to all my readers.
I am very glad with my site rank!
It is now 8 lakh 79 thousand and odd.
I started this blog with an aim of taking it to the top 10 lakh sites.
And I have reached it only because of you!
Thanks a million readers.

The first week after the new year has not been exactly as happy as I wanted the new year to be.
I had some problems in my college.Then India lost the match which was due to Australians cheating us.And when I was thinking all was lost,my site rank has come in as a well needed tonic to my mind.


On the test match,the Indians,right from the word go, they were up against a stiff Australian side but when they took the field, they had other opponents to face as well. On Day 1, Australia were 50 odd for 2 when Ponting was given not out by umpire Mark Benson. The Indians overcame that and had the Australians reeling at 134 for 6. Some time later, Symonds was adjudged not out by umpire Steve Bucknor, again a clear edge which only Bucknor was unaware of. Some more time later, the third umpire joined the party, a stumping appeal was turned down against Symonds with his foot on the line. He went onto score his career best score and with another decision going in favour of him, a stumping appeal not even referred to the third umpire by Bucknor. Then comes the Indian innings, Jaffer was bowled off a no ball but it went unnoticed. Then came the Aussie second innings, Hussey was caught behind but given not out. He was out lbw some time later but given not out. Then came the final innings. Rahul Dravid was given out caught behind when the ball was nowhere close to the bat, Ganguly was given out despite Clarke having grassed the catch twice and Dhoni and RP Singh were at the wrong end of marginal decisions. It might seem like a case of sour grapes but had so many decisons not gone against them then perhaps India would have ended up with a 200 run first innings lead. Decisions go wrong as to err is human but the consistency, obviousness and timing of the decisions was so much against India, that they cannot stop themselves from feeling unlucky. Australia retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as they cannot lose this series anymore and they had won the last edition. All India can do is take this match as an inspiration for them to come back hard at Australia in the forthcoming games.

Same inspiration applies to me as well.

3 comments:

Ibanov, Sir Rekaf said...

How many do you want?!

Straightforward but true.

tokyoexpat said...

Sour grapes???

Deepak said...

ya very sour...