Cricket

Cricket on TV of late

Submitted by hpn on May 4, 2007 - 06:07
Much of the Indian viewer base is already accustomed to ads between each over during the live telecast of Cricket. It has almost become an accepted part of life, although many have become smart enough to keep the remote on their side to mute the TV between overs. But those of us who watched the Cricket World Cup this time in India might have spotted, fumed and then cursed at the insensibility of the SET Max crew. Commentary was cut short, ads DJed in even before the over was completed, et al.

Ho-hum World Cup this, for Cricket fans

Submitted by hpn on April 26, 2007 - 09:25
A disappointing World Cup has just got worse. Just when it seemed a World Cup semi- final couldn't get any lower than the first one, it did.
[:http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/wc2007/content/current/story/292394.html|Samit Bal] on [:http://www.cricinfo.com|Cricinfo]. There have been reports on how dull the two semi-finals at the World Cup this time have been.

Sangakkara speaks on Cricketers entering World Cup

Submitted by hpn on February 24, 2007 - 19:10
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Catch Kumara Sangakkara on this [:http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/ci/content/current/story/281454.html|very nice podcast on Cricinfo]. Sangakkara talks to Sanjay about the Cricketers entering this World Cup and his opinion on who might make it big (he leaves out himself, obviously) Sangakkara seems very eloquent and also forthright. "I was average at both" he says, referring to his wicket keeping and batting. "But my father helped me improve".

Cricket isn't all that fun...

Submitted by hpn on February 6, 2006 - 13:03
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...when India's loosing [:http://ind.cricinfo.com/pakvind/content/story/235278.html|back] to [:http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/pakvind/content/story/235870.html|back] :P

I took the trouble to watch the whole of Indian batting (thanks to the [:http://hpnadig.net/blog/index.php/archives/2006/01/31/caught-viral-fever|illness]), first expecting that Sehwag would fire, then expecting Sachin to put up glorious batting - both didn't happen. While Sehwag was a big flop yet again, Tendulkar played very cautiously and was out the very next ball after reaching 100! The last 5 -7 overs of Indian batting was bad.

The Dullness of Cricket

Submitted by hpnadig on October 31, 2004 - 19:21
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Its gotten to all time vagueness, the game of Cricket. I found out that its not only me who doesn't fancy watching cricket matches anymore on TV (atleast the tests). The same old story and the predictable results of the games are really sickening for any cricket fan. After all, New Zealand is sure to win against Bangladesh, and Australians are sure to thump the pompous Indians. Its only in the ads that Sehwag can dive into the sea, run into the woods and still be able to take the catch.