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Saturday, June 24, 2006

Cricket

I think cricket sucks. Disproportionate hype. Absurdity in the duration. All the fuss which goes into "weather reports", "ground inspection" and all..... yuck!
It just ranks above motorsport [sport????], golf and WWF.

P.S: I have the right to change my mind

15 Comments:

  • Hope you exercise the right soon. Virumaandikku keda vetturadha vEndikkunga, ellAm sariya pOyirum.

    By Anonymous msp, at Sat Jun 24, 09:09:00 PM  

  • aha.. cricket pidikaatha oru aan pullai in india? hehe... naanum yen paatiyum evalo interest-oda paapom theriyuma.. paati wud go "badava pasanga.. epdi four adikaraanga paaren!" :D its a pretty alrite game i spose.. except 4 da duration.. :)

    By Blogger Mythreyee, at Sun Jun 25, 12:49:00 AM  

  • hehe...cmon buddy...why the hatred towards cricket??? The vagaries and the variables in the sport are the ones that make cricket what it is...and no, it is NOT boring! Just like every other sport, it has its positives and its negatives. Cmonnn...join the millions!!! Get behind Dravid and co. :D

    By Blogger Dream Sporting, at Sun Jun 25, 04:20:00 AM  

  • It's possible the quality of the game has actually gone down.
    http://www.sportstaronnet.com/tss2924/stories/20060617001902100.htm

    On the other hand, it might not have. Now, is that a change of mind ? ;-)

    By Blogger BNB, at Sun Jun 25, 05:37:00 PM  

  • All,
    idhu maru pariseelanai seyyappadum!
    This will be reconsidered!

    :)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Mon Jun 26, 05:16:00 PM  

  • Bala,
    I think each and every sport has equal amount of advantages and disadvantages.

    Even I had this feeling sometime back. But I am not sure whether it has to do something with the time alone.

    For e.g. Watching India - Pak match esp.. crucial games like World Cup never lets me down. Ball by Ball..No matter how much time it might take. I enjoy the game.

    May be coz of the recent FootBall Worldcup it might have made us to feel the same

    By Anonymous selva, at Mon Jun 26, 05:17:00 PM  

  • I agree with you on cricket sucks part, but disagree on the motorsport part :D

    By Anonymous F e r r a r i, at Mon Jun 26, 07:31:00 PM  

  • The current series is defn one boring thing. But guess with the football fever going on, interests have turned away from cricket. Lets hope it does'nt stay the same.

    By Blogger Prasanna, at Mon Jun 26, 10:51:00 PM  

  • It's the perspective that matters...leave the scoresheets, go behind the scenes and read biographies, documentaries and origins of the game - will make it very interesting.
    There is a sociological dimension to every field :)

    By Anonymous ttm, at Tue Jun 27, 12:55:00 AM  

  • LOL @ the postscript... ;)

    By Blogger Viji, at Tue Jun 27, 02:58:00 PM  

  • Ferrari,
    :) unga pere adha solludhe! :)

    selva/prasanna/ttm,
    yeah maybe its just the times and the inevitable eclipse of a certain genius.... :) :(

    viji,
    amaam Amaam!

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Jun 27, 07:18:00 PM  

  • don't change your mind, yenna cricket la oru ball ku 22 per adichitu kidakaraanga, ithey motorsport ah irundha each one will have thier vehicle :-)

    By Blogger Syam, at Thu Jun 29, 12:36:00 AM  

  • //yeah maybe its just the times and the inevitable eclipse of a certain genius.... :) :(
    //

    Bitter Truth Bala ! :(

    By Anonymous selva, at Thu Jun 29, 12:49:00 PM  

  • Bala,
    To put things in perspective, if you take Tendulkar's avg in different countries abroad, it is 41@NZ, 40@Pak, 42@SAF, 40@Zim - decent figures but by no means earth-shaking.
    He is easily one of the finest bat of our times but definitely in no way second to Bradman. It is only the Indians who are exposed to TV only in the 90s(especially the ODIs) who generate this hype.

    No Englishmen/Aussie who has seen TV in 50s/60s would pick Sachin in his all-time World XI(I have made him a borderline case in my Indian XI ;)) These are the times when a garbage player like Afridi has a Test avg of 45 in last 5 yrs and those things must be factored into consideration.

    By Blogger The Talkative Man, at Sun Jul 02, 04:11:00 AM  

  • one game for a country of 1 billion.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Jul 06, 03:05:00 AM  

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