Thursday, December 29, 2011

Photos of Sachin Tendulkar as a young kid - Part 2

This is a continuation to the first part of Sachin Tendulkar's pictures as a young boy and kid. Being an ardent fan of the Cricketing God, I can't resist posting more of Sachin's photos...  Am still waiting patiently for his 100th ton... though he missed it in Melbourne, looking forward for it in Sydney.  Meanwhile, check out these young Sachin Tendulkar's pictures and enjoy :)

Sachin Tendulkar's picture on his debut test match against Pakistan at Karachi in the year 1989

Sachin Tendulkar with Sandip Patil and Vinodh Kambli

Sachin Tendulkar with his father Ramesh Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar scoring a century in Ranji Trophy

Sachin Tendulkar with the under-17 Indian team

Young Sachin Tendulkar's colorful picture

Sachin Tendulkar with the then captain Dilip Vengsarkar during a test match

Teenage Sachin Tendulkar's vintage picture

Sachin Tendulkar with Atul Ranade

Waiting for the 100th ton from our Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar :) All the best..

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sehwag and Pattinson clash in Boxing Day Test

The Boxing day test match between India and Australia which started yesterday the 26th of Dec 2011 in Melbourne has already had its share of news and controversies in just two days.

After a couple of controversial decisions against Australia for Mike Hussey and Ed Cowan (though I feel this is out) and one more that India didn't get (that of Zaheer Khan's lbw appeal of Brad Haddin), today was another day for fresh controversy brewing.

Virender Sehwag and Pattinson clash in the Boxing Day Test match

Indian opener Virender Sehwag was involved in an altercation with Australian pacers James Pattinson and Peter Siddle during the visitors` first innings today. The incident happened in the fourth ball of seventh over bowled by the latest Aussie sensation James Pattinson

Virender Sehwag was on 16 when this happened. He played the ball down to fine leg and ran for a single during which Pattinson stood at the middle on his follow through with his elbow stretched , though unintentionally, which Sehwag evaded. 

Sehwag had a few harsh words for Pattinson after he completed the run and he was also seen pointing his bat towards Pattinson. Pattinson was not to be held back as he retorted agressively too. Peter Siddle who was fielding nearby too joined the banter to support Pattinson
Finally, umpire Marais Erasmus calmed the proceedings speaking to Sehwag and things were back to normal. 

After a few overs, Sehwag while taking a second run clashed with Peter Siddle who was on his follow through after the delivery. Sehwag apologized immediately but Siddle didn't even look or respond to that :)
Sad to see that Sachin Tendulkar missed out on his 100th century though.. just a matter of time... 
Things are heating up in the Boxing day test match.. lets see what happens in the remaining days.

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Zaheer Khan's New Hairstyle

Boxing Day test match between India and Australia at Melbourne witnessed a new debut today...  It was Zaheer Khan's new and latest hair style...

Indian bowling spearhead Zaheer Khan came out of the pavilion today in a new hairstyle which stunned quite a few folks including me. Its an interesting hairstyle which can't be said good or bad :)

Check out Zaheer's latest hairstyle and pass your thoughts on it.

Indian pace bowler Zaheer Khan's new hairstyle
Photo credit: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images and cricinfo site

Zaheer Khan's latest hairstyle that he had for the Boxing Day test match against Australia
Photo credit: Hamish Blair/Getty Images and cricinfo site

Zaheer Khan new hairstyle in display for the Boxing Day Test match
Photo credit: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images and cricinfo site

New look for the changed Zaheer Khan.. hope this brings new luck to India too and gets him back to a match winner again.... His dismissal of Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey were classy and looking forward for many more :)

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Young Sachin Tendulkar Photos - Part 1

Its been a while since I posted something on our cricket god Sachin Tendulkar...  This time I thought its good to start a series of Sachin Tendulkar's vintage photos...

These are a collection of Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's pictures taken when he was young at school and at club level....thanks to the Sachin fans like me all over the internet, I got hold of quite a few young Sachin's pictures...

Starting with my favourite kid Sachin Tendulkar's photo... Sachin as a kid looked quite cute.. my fav pic 

Teenaged Sachin Tendulkar at around 14 years getting ready for International cricket

Schoolboy Sachin Tendulkar displaying his trophy

Another cute Sachin photo as a small kid

Young Sachin with Dilip Vengsarkar during a match

School boy Sachin with his friend Vinod Kambli sharing a light moment

A group picture of young Sachin with many other club cricketers... 

Sachin as a teenage kid got lots of accolades and trophies.. here is one more to show

Young Sachin Tendulkar with Kapil Dev and Azharuddin in a match

Now a legend with nearly 100 International centuries, Sachin as a teenage boy here acknowledging one of his early centuries :)

Hope you enjoyed these pictures of Sachin Tendulkar as a kid and school boy... more to come... stay tuned..

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

James Pattinson - Australia's new glamour boy

Australian cricket team recruited a new glamour boy in their ranks... its their new Victorian fast bowler James Pattinson who shined in his first test series against New Zealand early this month.

Victorian fast bowler James Lee Pattinson - The Latest hunk in Australian cricket team
Photo credit: Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images AsiaPac 

The Australian cricket team were going down n low in their hunk rankings of late and badly required this expansion with newcomer James Pattinson, who is now earning a reputation as the man most likely to take the glamour-boy mantle once held by Michael Clarke.

Pattinson made his Test debut in the Dec 2011 home series against New Zealand, in the first Test in Brisbane on 1 December 2011. Pattinson took 5 wickets for 27 runs in the second innings of his debut Test and helped Australia to a nine-wicket win and took the Man of the Match award too. He took another five-wicket haul in the first innings of the second test (which New Zealand won dramatically), and was named Man of the Series, with fourteen wickets at an average of an amazing 14.00 across the two tests.

Pattinson is already attracting some female admirers on Facebook fan pages due to his single status and also some attention from sponsors keen to hitch their wagon to this talented and upcoming pace bowler.

Here are some more pictures of this new Australian hunk...

Australian fast bowler James Pattinson poses during an Australian cricket player portrait session
 Photo Credit: Chris Hyde/Getty Images AsiaPac

Australia's new sensation James Pattinson during a bowling practice
Photo credit: Michael Dodge Herald Sun

Australian paceman James Pattinson acknowledges the crowd after taking five New Zealand wickets on the fourth day of the first cricket Test match between Australia and New Zealand at the Gabba in Brisbane on December 4, 2011
Photo credit: WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images

Young and spiky James Pattinson as an 18 year old youngster
 Photo credit: Cricket Victoria

Victorian pace bowler and Australia's latest recruit James Pattinson pose for a portrait photoshoot
Photo credit: Hamish Blair/Getty Images AsiaPac

Australia's new test fast bowler James Lee Pattinson
Photo credit: Cricket Victoria

Australian James Pattinson poses next to his Baggy Green Cap
 Photo credit: Hamish Blair/Getty Images AsiaPac

James Pattinson made an excellent debut in the Australia-New Zealand series earlier this month winning the Man of the Series award too. Unfortunately, he was down with a calf strain and he is supposed to recover from his injury to be ready for the important Australia-India home series... 

Lets hope that this new Australian hunk JAmes Pattinson lives upto all the expectations that he has gained in a few months...

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Virender Sehwag's ODI double century in pictures...

Virender Sehwag Breaks Sachin's Record of 200 Runs. This has been the headlines all over the web and newpapers earlier this month....

Virender Sehwag scores a world record 219 runs in an ODI against West Indies in Indore on Dec 8th 2011

Virender Sehwag created history scoring a double century in the fourth one day international cricket match against West Indies in Indore on December 8, 2011.

Sehwag hit 219 runs in  149 balls and the carnage was laced with 25 fours and 7 sixes.  Sehwag's 219 is currently the highest total by an individual in the One Day International Cricket.  He got past Tendulkar's record with a four through point off Andre Russel.

Sehwag became only the second batsman in history to score a double century in a one-day international following Sachin Tendulkar, who made 200 against South Africa in Gwailor last year.  Tendulkar's 200 off 147 balls (25x4, 3x6) came against South Africa at Gwalior in February 2010. He is the first cricketer to score a double century in ODIs.

More pictures of Virender Sehwag breaking Sachin's record on his way to set the highest score in an ODI match

Sehwag shared a wonderful partnership with Gautam Gambhir during his double ton

Sehwag smashed six sixers in his double century

Virender Sehwag smashes his way to a double century to break Sachin Tendulkar's highest ODI run of 200

Virender Sehwag exults after reaching the magic figure of 200 against West Indies

Sehwag acknowledges the crowd appreciating him after reaching 200 runs to become the second cricketer after Sachin to reach the landmark

Gambhir and Sehwag during Sehwag's amazing double century

Sehwag smashing one out of the park during his outstanding double century in the ODI against West Indies in Indore

Sehwag acknowledging after reaching his century which became double very quickly....

Virender Sehwag thanking almighty after his amazing double ton 

(pics courtesy - various cricketing sites)

"I was playing my shots throughout the innings,” Sehwag said. “I thought [about] it [the double-century] when I was batting in the batting Powerplay and thought if I just bat this Powerplay, maybe I'll cross that 200-mark. When Sammy dropped the catch [Sehwag was on 170 at the time], I thought God was with me and was telling me you just bat till the 45th or 46th over and get your 200.”

I was glad to catch this match live in TV...  Hope to see many such innings from Sachin, Sehwag and many other talented cricketers for that matter.. good for cricket ain't it?

Wishing Sehwag for his amazing double century and breaking Sachin's record!

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