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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Indian blood

Chetan Sharma, at one point of time, was the only guy who had a hat-trick in the World Cup. But no one remembers him for that. The name Chetan Sharma can be associated only to the last-ball six by Miandad in Sharjah. Yesterday I got to watch the last few overs of the SL-Eng match. Ravi Bopara hit the ball well, scored a good half century at a good strike rate. The equation came down to 3 runs from 1 ball. And he was clean bowled. And unfortunately people would remember him for losing his wicket at a crucial time. He has traces of Indian blood in him after all, I guess. He fumbled at the finish.


Blogger Anusha Parthasarathy said...

Hi Deepa

Philadelphia la enna ellaam paakkarthukku irukku?

12:54 PM  
Blogger I said...

bopara, enna peru idhu.. adhukku vera nee indian blood endorsement vera..

2:51 PM  
Blogger rads said...

lol, I saw it too. But he did do what he could. Poor chap.

I thought he looked cute though!

4:12 PM  
Blogger APAM NAPAT said...

Bopara will not be remembered for not able to score the three runs.
if the bowler had conceded, he wd have been like Chetan Sharma. Moreover it was not the final

10:44 PM  
Blogger Oracle said...

Indians can't finish:

Cricket matches, road construction, meeting discussions.

They can finish:

Software projects, degree courses, visa applications

You decide what the world thinks is more important in life :)

12:59 AM  
Blogger Mahadevan said...

The uniequeness of Chetan Sharma's hatric is that all the three victims were clean bowled -- all New Zealand batsmen.

In the last ball sixer by Javed Miandad, Chetan Sharma bowled a full toss instead of a yorker.

Inspite of his hatrick, I have always been of the view that Chetan Sharma, Agarkar and Shrishanth are all test class bowlers and not one day material. For limited overs games, you need Bapu Nadkarnis and Mick Hendricks, who drive you crazy before conceding a run.

2:18 AM  
Blogger Deepa said...

AP, onnum illa anga paakka specific a. Just walk around the city. Avaldhan.
I, Inian descent dhan avan. He is a sikh.
rads, tell me about it. Even I think so.:-)
Rajesh, true in a way. But still losing a wicket is considered worse than scoring one or nothing in that ball. We'll soon see how he'd be remembered.
oracle, that was funny. But are you sure about the s/w projects part?;-)
Mahadevan Sir, I agree. Chetan Sharma is not a great one-day bowler. But I refuse to accept Agarkar as a test bowler. He used to be effective once upon a time, not anymore. A question - did Bapu Nadkarni play one-day cricket? I thought he didn't.

10:55 AM  
Anonymous ttm said...

bapu once bowled 32 ovs with 27 mdns.

anyone remembers chetan sharma on the cover of Kumudham with some tamil ladies? :)

12:31 PM  
Blogger Syam said...

indian blood ah vittu thalli irundhathaala duck out aagala :-)

3:14 PM  
Blogger Narayanan said...

Thats the most silliest arguement I've heard. He was the one who rescued the English from a seemingly hopeless stage to a 1 ball 3 runs. If the English were to crib about it, first they shud crib about their wonderful top order which consistently lost 2 wickets cheaply for more than 10 matches.

I did read comments about the match in a couple of forums. Everyone was saying England did a good job fighting back including some Srilankan supporters.

1:15 AM  
Blogger Mahadevan said...

Bapu Nadkarni never played a one day game. He would have been the most successful bowler had he played one. He would have compelled the batsmen to play like Sunil Gavaskar - 36 not out in sixty overs.

5:13 AM  
Blogger Ajay said...

i didnt expect england to put up a fight..and bopara seems a nice prospect...
reg chetan, he was an okay bowler who got lucky in that match (IMHO)!

11:30 PM  
Blogger Shruti said...

Thats the people nature that they never remember the good things done by people and never forget the wrong or unsuccessful moves..

7:55 AM  
Blogger Me said...

enna deepa romba silent aa iruka...enna aachu?

3:06 PM  
Blogger Ginkgo said...

world cup? what sport is that...

I thought there were some playoff stuff going on, in American TV:-)

11:06 PM  
Blogger The Visitor said...

Something to keep your spirits up. :)

Sa-chin up
And you should certainly read her account of playing pictionary.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Harish said...

Just like Goal Keepers Job. No one remembers the saves...all talk about the misses :D

12:41 AM  
Anonymous sk said...

Whither art thou?

12:24 PM  
Blogger Oracle said...


Are you on a mouna viradham to mourn the death of cricket in the world cup?


2:24 PM  
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