Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cricket Videos: Sachin and Kumble - The Legends involved in funny running...

Anil Kumble has always been known for his clumsy running and weird ways of getting out.. but there was one incident in which Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble - the two legends of Indian cricket - were involved in an outrageous running between the wickets which would have caused run outs at both the ends of the wicket.. .

In the end, it turned out to be once in a life time lucky reprieve for Kumble.... Just watch this video and enjoy the two legends Sachin and Kumble trying to sacrifice their wicket for each other..

Just loved the video.. especially when the commentator says that "for the sheer entertainment value Anil Kumble should be declared not out...." simply hilarious... :)

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Are you a Teenager? Michael Clarke is looking for your advice then :D

Michael Clarke had his pre-game press conference ambushed by a teenager offering him batting tips before the second one day international against England on 20th January, 2011.

Geelong teen Daniel Brew somehow evaded security staff and sat among the journalists at the indoor cricket nets at Hobart's Bellerive Oval, enduring the first nine minutes of the press conference before taking his chance to make his feelings known.

Michael Clarke taking Daniel Brew's advice

"I've noticed something Michael, you're pushing at the ball too much. What are you going to do about that?'' Daniel inquired.

"I'm pushing at the ball too much? You should be a batting coach'' Clarke said to the teen, showing patience worthy of a Test innings.

"What do you think I should do about it?'' retorted Pup back at the teenager...

Told he was pushing at the ball too much and playing in front of his body, a jovial Clarke asked what he should be doing and was instructed to ''play in front of your nose and under your eyes and not be reaching for it too much''.

''That's how you're going to get out'' said Daniel Brew, 17, from Geelong.

Undaunted by Clarke's invitation to continue the conversation, Daniel told Clarke he should "not reach for it so much''.

Clarke, the smile disappearing from his face, responded: "Okay I'll try that today in the nets. Thank you.''

Having earlier granted Brew an autograph, Clarke was less impressed when, after refusing to lend his bat for a photo shoot, the teenager quipped: ''Why not? You never use it in the middle''.

It was an interesting incident.. and one that Clarke would never forget or rather like to forget immediately ;)

Here is the video of the press conference if you want to take a look at how Clarke tackled this teenager's bouncers... ultimately to get bowled :P

Daniel Brew's tips for Ozzy Michael Clarke aka Pup
  • Play the ball under one's eyes and nose
  • Take a bigger stride
  • Watch the ball on to the bat
  • Get the timing right
  • Don't jump away
  • Stay balanced at the crease
  • And last but not the least use the bat :)
All the teenagers out there in Australia would be getting ready to barge into the press conferences henceforth... Get ready Michael Clarkey!!! :D

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cricket Special: Sreesanth ripper bouncer for Kallis...

Sreesanth - the bowler who flatters to deceive most often...  bowled a ripper of a delivery... a vicious bouncer to take Jacques Kallis' wicket in the second innings of the 2nd Test match between India Vs South Africa in Durban (2010-11 series) and India went on to draw the series 1-1....

Check out the picture of the bouncer that got the great Jacques Kallis out.... and how Kallis was arched completely fending the delivery...

Kallis getting out to a Sreesanth's ripper bouncer...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar - IAF's honorary Group Captain....

Sachin Tendulkar - the Indian batting maestro - might have won quite a lot of awards and accolades throughout his career.. but none better than this one...

Sachin Tendulkar received the honorary rank of Group Captain of the Indian Air Force from Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik on September 3rd, 2010.

Sachin was conferred with the Indian Air Force's honorary rank of Group Captain to honour his cricketing achievements and contribution to the nation...

Sachin salutes after receiving the Group Captain honorary from IAF

With this award, Sachin became the first sportsperson to receive honorary rank of Group Captain of the Indian Air Force.

Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik presents Sachin with the award and shield

Sachin urged the youth to join Air Force and serve the country in his speech...
"It's a great pleasure and honour to be honoured by IAF. It was a wishful thinking and it has come true today. I'm extremely proud to be a part of IAF. I want to urge the youth to join air force and serve the nation. So dream, because dreams do come true..." Tendulkar said after receiving the honour.

Sachin in an animated speech after receiving the Group Captain honour 

Congrats Sachin.... now is the time for you and India to win the World Cup too.... Best wishes for that!!!

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