Me Thinks

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Sachin Sachin - II

I am as superstitious as the cricketers I admire. The last time I wrote a post hoping for Sachin's century, he actually hit one and this time I decided to do the same and hence the last post. And he hit a half-century. It worked! :-)

I didn't watch the match but got the score online. 60 off 66 balls and I thought it should silence critics temporarily. But people who watched the game live in the stadium and the ones who watched it on the internet said it was painful to watch Sachin score a 60 with just 2 fours. And ofcourse there would be others who'd continue to say "India loses whenever Sachin scores". I think the reason behind so much criticism is that Sachin is not another cricketer, he is SACHIN.

hmmm, I think thats enough suck-up for the day. Sachin, you'd better score big next time and pray to God that the team wins too. Would I be third time lucky?


Blogger anantha said...

Illa, this time, his scoring was actually appreciated. Apparently (according to Cricinfo), he was brilliant between the wickets. The problem with India usually is that, if we get a four-ball in one over, we are sometimes sedate for the other five balls, satisfied with the boundary. Most of the other teams run sharp singles just to keep the scoreboard ticking and the strike rotated.
Dravid and Sachin had a 106 run partnership and though Sachin had 2 fours only, Dravid had 6 during the same time. So it's not that bad, esspecially if you consider that both's strike rates were 85+ with Tendulkar being at 90.
So I wouldn't complain at all.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Mahadevan said...

When he scores sixty runs in sixtyfive balls, it is not very relevant whether he got them through singles or sixes. Apart from his extra-ordinary ability to wield the bat, he is also a great thinker of the game and he knows it well that he needs to spend some time at the crease, to regain his lost touch.

Shortly you will see Sachin's fortyfirst century.

12:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree your comment mahadevan. sachin is a master batsman.... we should proud abt him.

5:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lo! there I see a bunch of Sachin loyalists. But I guess one should accept that Sachin is not anymore in his fullest forms.

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:57 AM  
Blogger I said...

all match fixing only.. thamizhan Murali is coming..

9:19 AM  
Blogger Syam said...

I agree with I, coz India's win has been predicted in Chennai and they fixed the match :-)

11:05 AM  
Blogger KK said...

Sachin pipity'ku oru treat kodunga :)

Good to hear that Sachin scored a fifty... Wish he gets back his vintage touch soon... I would love to see him retiring as a master blaster than as some one who struggled to endure his career...
He's being criticised so much because he is the God :D

1:10 PM  
Blogger Me said...

...nan indha post padikavey illaye...

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

deepa, nama sachin sachin dhan. parunga yenama oru century potu irukaru eniki. enime yarum onnum solla matanga avara. He again proved that he is a master batsman. Hats off to him. deepa vuku sandhosham thana epa...

5:30 AM  
Blogger The Visitor said...

Tendulkar leads India to series win - Headlines on
Unga aasai niraiverichaa! :)

6:06 AM  
Blogger anantha said...


7:27 AM  
Blogger Rajavel said...

congrats ... Sachin scored a century... your "superstition" seems to be still working !

7:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deeps! three times in a row...Now you have no choice but to dedicate a post to Sachin & the team before every world cup match that India plays :)

9:36 AM  
Blogger D LordLabak said...

Anantha, I was waiting for this match before posting replies. And who is having the last laugh..hi-5 to you.:-)
Mahadevan Sir, karunaakka ungalukku?;-)
Anon1, you are righ.
Anon2, Sachin corrected you I guess?! (Please say yes)
I, thumbs down to your anti-nationalism. Murali is a chucker, come to terms with that.
Syam, never agree with I for your own good.:-)
KK, 50 and now oru 100. Periya treat dhan.
Me, endha post?
Anon, romba sandhosham. Same to you.:-)
SK, made my day. I wish I had watched the match though.
Cheti, true. No motivation for me to stop being superstitious now.
Deepa, yeah 3rd time lucky.:-) LOL @ world cup reference.

10:28 AM  

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