Farewell Bid to the Little Master-Sachin Tendulkar

The man because of whom Cricket became a Religion in India,because of whom Cricket found a new meaning in India,Yes you guessed it right “The God of Cricket” as fondly he is known–None other than Sachin Tendulkar is all set to bid farewell from all the formats of Cricket in November…A Journey of 24 years is coming to an end this November.. 😦

At 16 years of age when Sahin Tendulkar came out in Indian Jersey no one did ever imagined that he would be the one of the legend in Cricket that India has ever produced,A man of great Calmness,in the league of his own–his zeal to play Cricket is the main weapon in his success…

This is to you master for whom I came to know what Cricket is?There will always be a void,a void no one will ever be able to fill…I bow to “Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Here are few lines dedicated to the Master of Cricket:-

Out he comes with his bat;
The Sun Shining overhead,
Blowers ready with different tactics
To get him off the track;

They simply try bouncers,yorker
Short Balls,good length to name a few,
Yet he stands tall facing them with the hue;

But the Final run is near
The last swing of his bat dear to all is here,
The void,emptiness you create is immeasurable
Still The God of Cricket
I bow to you forever

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

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“All my life, I have had a dream of playing cricket for India. I have been living this dream every day for the last 24 years. It’s hard for me to imagine a life without playing cricket because it’s all I have ever done since I was 11 years old,” Tendulkar said in the release issued by BCCI .

A Day at A Cricket Ground

This Weekend our Company played a Cricket Tournament known as MPL–Media Premiere League and we end up as Runners-Up–pretty good huh… 😀

But this post is not about our triumph,instead I had a good time in the cricket ground standing at the Boundary line when our team was batting,I got some pretty nice Clicks and here are some and Interestingly I got the Title of Photographer from my Team Mates,feels good right…So check out the Captures…. 🙂

The Doordarshan TV Tower,the oldest public service broadcaster in India– get its signal with the help of this Tower in Bangalore..Standing Tall TV Tower

Doordarshan TV Tower

Doordarshan TV Tower

The Flying Eagle over the Cricket Ground,The wind was pretty strong that day and I guess Bird enjoy flying in strong wind as they don’t have to make much effort or flap their wings continuously…Enjoying the Time this Eagle. 🙂

The Flying Eagle

The Flying Eagle

The Ground Inspection from the Boundary Line,I was experimenting if I could Blur the Players in Action and take a Close-up of the seed lying in the Boundary Line and I guess I did fairly well,isn’t it?

Ground Inspection

Ground Inspection

We Got spectators in the ground itself,These Pigeons flew out of nowhere and busy searching something in the ground right after it stopped raining,I wonder if they got what they were looking for.. 😉

The Piegons

The Pigeons

A Tree in the Boundary was with this Pink Flower,soon after it stopped Raining,The Flower looked so beautiful with the Rain Drops and I just couldn’t stop myself clicking it… 🙂

Flower with Rain Drops

Flower with Rain Drops

That’s all I have for now and I really had a pretty nice day all in all wit all these clicks and ending up the Tournament as Runners-Up,So next weekend we will be partying to celebrate our Victory.. 😀

Ind vs Eng Final-The D-Day

Today India face England for the Champions Trophy and to cheer for India I came up with a cartoon,I don’t what I was thinking at the when I was making this so whatever came to mind I portrayed it into the cartoon.

Though India truly deserve this trophy but England is in its very good form.In my opinion the tow best team is meeting in the final and if all goes well hoping to witness a very good match of cricket.By all I mean if Rain God doesn’t play its part like it did in almost every matches of Champions Trophy a great game is On…

So,Cheers for India and hope they conquer the Trophy and finishes of things in style…in Dhoni’s style…. 🙂

Dedicating this cartoon to Team India and to all of its fan all over the world…Go Team India Go…

Ind vs Eng Final

Ind vs Eng Final


The Arch-Rivals Of Cricket


India-Pakistan Champions Trophy

When we do a random search in Google as ‘Arch Rivals of Cricket’,the first result that google throws is ‘India-Pakistan Cricket Rivalry‘.That is the impact of a cricket match between India and Pakistan whether it a is final,warm-up,friendly,league match or a dead rubber match in ICC Champions Trophy which is to held on 15th June 2013.

India-A Strong Contender to lift the Champions Trophy.
Pakistan-Out of the Tournament.

Still the heat of this match is never coming down and a much awaited match for all Cricket Lovers of both the nations.

If we go by the Champions Trophy perspective this match has no significance as India is through to the semi-finals having won their previous 2 matches and Pakistan out of the tournament losing their previous 2 matches.But from the perspective of the cricket fans from both the nations this is going to be a High Voltage Match as with all the other matches between India and Pakistan.

Cricket being considered as a religion in India and also may be in Pakistan,a match between these two teams is always a fulltoo entertainer.With the tickets being sold out for the match within hours of going on sale last November this match looked like a huge entertainer is now just a dead rubber but nevertheless the sporting contests between the arch-rivals are never irrelevant for players and millions of fans across the globe as heroes turn villains or vice-versa depending on the result.

Going by the Team comparison India Team looks better than Pakistan Team,with players like Shikhar Dhawan twingling his moustache,the charismatic Virat Kohli,Sir Ravindra Jadeja,pacerhead Umesh Yadav,Bhuvaneshwar Kumar,Rohit Sharma after getting so many chance is now showing some gratitude towards the team,Suresh Raina the middle order lifeline and leading them from the front The Captain Cool MS Dhoni.

Having said all that,the Pakistan is also geared up for this match and will try with all their might to put the best foot forward and will leave no stone unturned with the likes of Mohd.Hafeez the allrounder,Kamran Akmal,Imran Farhat,the experienced Sohaib Malik,Saeed Ajmal,pacerhead Wahab Riaz and Mohd.Irfan and leading them the Captain Msibah-ul-Haq who is any day a delight to watch for his batting skills

In their recent encounter of 3 day ODI series held in India,Pakistan won the series 2-1 and the 2 t20 International series results was a draw with both team winning a match.But these results are past and lot of things has changed since then.It is considered a myth that when a India-Pakistan match is on the card it is more of a show of Indian Batting versus Pakistanis Bowling and that holds true for this match also.

The match is scheduled on a Saturday which is very good because cricket fans like me don’t want to miss this match even for a second and saturday being a weekend there is no issue as I will free from regular duties and will stick to my TV from 3pm onwards.

At last Wishing best of luck to both the teams and to the people of both the nations and may the deserving team win this match and The game is played in the True Spirits of  Cricket.

Indian Cricket and Betting

bettingIndia is a country where Cricket is Religion that binds the Indians irrespective of their caste,creed,sex or color.The history of Cricket in India points long back to an era when our forefathers were fighting for an Independent India,at that time Cricket was not the same as it is today,a religion.

Cricket gained its popularity in India with its maiden World Cup Victory in 1983 when they defeated a great West Indian team in the finals.To me,it was the moment of a new religion that came up in India and from there on there was no turning back,Cricket in India went on from strength to strength with some good performances and title victory in the past,then came the Sachin era in 1989,a 16-year old Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar joined the Indian Cricket Team and none had ever thought that he would be greatest Cricketer of all time.Now it stands as ‘If Cricket is a Religion than Sachin is God’.

Indian Cricket again proved their dominance in World Cup 2007(runner’s up) and World Cup 2011(Champions) and even we won the first ever T20 world cup in 2007 which was a process to make the Game of Cricket Entertaining and to an extent it is successful.

Amidst of all these,when Indian Cricket is on its peak there are certain issue that is making Cricket the corrupt religion in India,with all the emerging glam,fame and money in Indian Cricket I think it is ‘No More a Gentleman’s Game’ and to a die-hard cricket fan like me it hurts like anything.

Out of all the issue,Sports Betting is the most severe and dangerous issue in Indian Cricket in current scenario.The recently concluded IPL has brought everything to light from players to top officials to celebrities all has been linked up.Even in past times when Indian Cricket team was under Mohd.Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja match fixing came into light but at that time no top officials came to light and the link up was only with bookies and players.The one thing that eat me inside is that what makes the Players or the officials involved in match fixing or betting to choose money over India and cheat Indians.These players or officials in my view don’t have such huge need for money that they do such cheap things,still their greed force them to sell our country and countrymen dignity without any hesitation.Recently the youngsters like Sreesanth,Chandila,Chavan whose name came into light get easliy lured by the money,can’t keep themselves content with their greed falls into the trap and make a mess out of it loosing their dignity and also the respect we Cricket lovers shower them with.

These betting and match fixing issues are spreading like a contagious diseases and the only way to curb them is to make stringent laws to fight such issues or to make things legal.I don’t think Indian Government or the Cricket fraternity has the guts to make such laws as time to time they have proved their inefficiency to curb wrong doings.So the latter option of making things legal holds a good position as people tends to bend towards illegal things and once such illegal things became legal it looses its importance,So making things legal at least gives the hope of minimizing such issues if not completely eradicate them.

To me “Cricket and India is a tale of two loving souls” but I am no more proud to be a part of it.With this notes I leave up my expectations to Players,Cricket Fraternity and other sensible person to make Cricket once again a sports as Corrupt free religion of India