मस्त रे कांबळे.... सचिन तेंडुलकर.
तमाम मित्रांनो, मला आता वय, वेळ सगळ्यांचे भान सोडुन नाचावेसे
आणी मला खात्री आहे की, तुम्हीही माझ्या सोबत ताल धराल.
मी खुष आहे. मी खुष आहे. मी खुष आहे. मी खुष आहे.
मी खुष आहे. मी खुष आहे. मी खुष आहे. मी खुष आहे.
तुम्ही मला कदाचित `वेडा' ही म्हणाल
माझ्या खुशीला कारण आहे ते सच्चू चे आजचे दणदणीत शतक!!!
आधुनिक पुणेरी शब्दात सांगायचे म्हणजे ` मस्त रे कांबळे!!!'
शाब्बास सचिन, बेस्ट रे बाप्पू!!!
काही दिवस फक्त काहीच दिवस, सचिनच्या धावांचा ओघ काय थोडा
कमी झाला की, कोणीही वरतोंड करून बकबक करु लागले.
स्वत:ला `तेज' म्हणहुन घेणाऱ्या एका वाहिनीने तर खुपच उत्साहाने टिका
केली होती. आणी मोईन खान नामक एका महापुरुषाने काय काय
अकलेचे तारे तोडले होते.
आजच्या शतकाने साऱ्या त्या अति शहाण्याची बत्तिशी त्यांच्याच घशात
घातली. परत शाब्बास सचिन, तु धिरोदात्त पणे, कोणतीही वायफळ
प्रतिक्रिया न देता, आपल्या फलंदाजीने तु काय चिज आहेस ते
दाखवुन दिलेस. जिओ मेरे यार!!!!!!!
मित्रांनो, तुमच्या संदर्भासाठी काहीची मुक्ताफळे सोबत देत आहे.
म्हणजे तुम्हांलाही कळेल मी किती किती खुश आहे ते, आणी
तुम्ही ही म्हणाल, " मस्त रे कांबळे!!!!!"
आणी वाचल्यानंतर नोंदवा तुमच्या प्रतिक्रिया, त्याचे स्वागतच असेल.
मी आता ही बोलतो आहे पण ह्या आधीही तेवढाच विश्वासाने
बोलत होतो. केवढा ते पहाण्यासाठी वाचा माझा १ फ़ेब्रुवारीचा
"सचिन ने निवृत्त व्हावे का?" हा ब्लॉग.
Beginning of the end for Tendulkar?
January 27, 2006
The Faisalabad Test will go down in the annals of history as another run-feast. But as I see the game, I fear this may just be the beginning of the end of Sachin Tendulkar, the man we all respect, adore and love because of his tremendous natural talent and humble attitude.
The more I look back at his dismissal, the more convinced I get that the downhill journey for the little champion has started because it has been established that, according to the laws of the game, he was not out as the ball had made contact with the right glove that was not in play.
What is even more mindblowing is that he did not look at the umpire and immediately started his long walk towards the pavilion.
I am not willing to buy the theory that Sachin did not know the laws of the game. If Michael Kasprowicz knows them, then I am sure that after playing for 16 years at the highest level and having led his country for a couple of years, Sachin knows all the rules by heart.
Then what prompted Sachin to leave the pitch on which six centuries and two 90s were scored? Hostile bowling by Shoaib Akhtar, or the tension-filled dressing room atmosphere that often gets on the nerves of the batsmen who start feeling suffocated?
Whatever may be the real reason, the fact of the matter is that Shoaib Akhtar literally exposed Sachin's present-day ability against quality fast bowling during a spell that will certainly be remembered for long.
Even on a dead track, Shoaib was charging in at Sachin, bending his back and putting all his energy into his deliveries. One could see those terrifying, hungry and wild looks in the eyes of Shoaib when he reached Sachin at handshaking distance on his follow-through.
As a wicketkeeper, Sachin's controversial dismissal also reminded me of a few batsmen who preferred walking off the pitch on their legs rather than being carried away on stretchers when the great Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis were at their brilliant best. I wish I am wrong in my assessment of Sachin, but, at least, that is the impression he has left after his Faisalabad outing.
Maybe when he takes an emotional walk in the National Stadium in Karachi, the desire of continuing for a few more years with distinction and merit will be re-ignited. But for the moment, the Sachin I saw batting at Faisalabad was certainly a shadow of the Sachin who courageously faced and ruthlessly punished the greatest bowlers of the past decade.
Having watched Shoaib's dedication and commitment, I feel sorry that he is not getting more conducive pitches as the wickets prepared for the first two Tests were highly biased towards batsmen. But at the same time it is pleasing to note that it is Pakistan's negative strategy and curators' poor craftsmanship that is under the scanner and not Shoaib's attitude and approach.
Rudra Pratap Singh won the Man-of-the-Match for his five wickets in the batsman-dominated Test, but the left-arm pacer's inclusion does not entirely absolve Rahul Dravid of the criticism he is getting for dropping Sourav Ganguly.
Dravid contradicted himself by including Sourav for the Lahore Test citing his experience but then picking an inexperienced Yuvraj Singh as the fifth specialist batsmen for Faisalabad.
You can gamble with an inexperienced batsman when playing with a six-four-one combination but when you decide to take the field with a five-five-one combination, the margin for error is little and consequently you prefer to pick the men in-form.
In the present scenario, probably most would have voted for Sourav because of his experience after both failed to get a chance to bat in Lahore.
For me, the best performer of the match was Mahendra Singh Dhoni who scored a sizzling 144, but more importantly, pulled the Indian team out of dire straits and earned a slender but important 15-run first innings lead.
Dhoni was all at sea against Shoaib Akhtar early on but when Shoaib was out of the attack, he put the Pakistan bowling to the sword. The way he presents himself, walks and bats, I think cricket desperately needs entertaining characters like him to make the sport more glamorous and attract more crowds. He may be unorthodox in technique, but who cares when he scores like that.
The fielding of both teams remained below par. On a wicket where bowlers are at the mercy of batsmen, fielders need to be on the alert and convert half chances into wickets. But unfortunately, only Yuvraj Singh and Danish Kaneria managed to pulled off stunners while V V S Laxman, Imran Farhat, and Kamran Akmal dropped sitters.
There has been a debate on Pakistan's decision to bat out the entire fifth day. Although I believe Pakistan should have given the Indians at least 35 overs to bat, their decision to opt for batting practice makes more sense.
At lunch, Pakistan's lead was not big and by the time they batted India out of the match, there was no time left. Shoaib Akhtar is already carrying a niggle in his ankle and it would have been fatal had he aggravated his injury during that period.
The other thing Pakistan might have thought was to tire the Indian bowlers so much that they felt the strain and pressure in the third Test.
All said and done, seeing the cricket played in the first two Tests, I am glad I am not part of it although it is still a pain to watch.
Sachin will make Moin eat his words: Engineer
February 05, 2006 17:55 IST
Former Indian wicketkeeper batsman Farooq Engineer has strongly dismissed Moin Khan's observation saying Sachin Tendulkar is certainly not on decline and will bounce back to make the Pakistani "eat his words".
"Sachin has reached his peak but certainly he is not on the decline. He will bounce back and make Moin Khan eat his words. Experience will only make him better," Engineer said.
Engineer was reacting to Moin Khan's recent column in which he had written: "I get that the downhill journey for the little champion has started... what prompted Sachin to leave the pitch... Hostile bowling by Shoaib Akhtar, or the tension-filled dressing room atmosphere that often gets on the nerves of the batsmen who start feeling suffocated?"
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Former England captain Nasser Hussein also guarded Tendulkar against any such criticism saying the Indian is one of the greatest batsmen ever played and should not be written off.
"Watch out any one who writes off Tendulkar," Hussain said on Saturday after receiving the HSBC Life Time Achievement Award 2005 organised by Sony Entertainment Television at the Hilton Hotel in London.
"Sachin is one of the greatest batsmen ever played. Though he is idolised as a demi-God in India, he is human and he may have a lean period but he deserves credit for what he has done," he said.
About England's prospects in India in the forthcoming tour, Hussain said: "England have the ability to do well in India. But India in India will be very competitive and one has to watch out. England need to work hard to get 20 wickets and get the upper hand."
Sidhu flays Moin Khan
Onkar Singh in Delhi | February 06, 2006 16:43 IST
Former India batsman Navjot Singh Sidhu says former Pakistan wicketkeeper Moin Khan should be sent to a mental asylum in Amritsar so that he can go and meet him there.
Speaking to rediff.com on Monday after Sachin Tendulkar hit his 39th one-day hundred as India posted 328 in the first One-Day International against Pakistan in Peshawar, the cricketer-turned-Member of Parliament from Amritsar said, "Mad dogs keep barking at the elephant, but the king elephant does not bother about them at all."
Sidhu was obviously hitting out at Moin, who criticized Tendulkar, after India lost the three-Test series to Pakistan 0-1, saying the decline of the little master has begun.
"Sachin has scored a big hundred and this would be enough to silence his critics in the media as well as those like Moin Khan, who had started writing off the master batsman.
"The man who has scored over 70 hundreds in both forms of the game does not need to be reminded about his class and stature.
"Sachin did the right thing by not responding to such mindless criticism. Instead, he let his bat do the talking. Such comments are made by foolish people only," Sidhu added.