Virender Sehwag's said, Sachin Tendulkar's took the dismissal in his stride as, for him, winning the game was more important. "He was calling, and I was not listening, and I was looking at the ball," Man of the Match Sehwag said after the 87-run triumph over Bangladesh in the World Cup opener, during which he smashed 175 off just 140 balls. "But when I went to the dressing room, he said: 'It's okay. What's important is to win the game for the country. It's not important who is performing,” Sehwag recalled. Sehwag and Tendulkar had put on 69 by the 11th over when the run-out happened. Tendulkar charged down the wicket after driving a ball but Sehwag did not respond as he was busy looking in ball's direction. Both the
After the Kiwi thrashing of the Kenyans, Sri Lanka are up against another minnows, this time Canada. Winning the toss skipper Kumara Snagakkara elected to bat first clearly with the idea to give his batsman some time in the middle. Canada bowling attack doesn’t boast of any bowler that can threaten the Lankan batting. Considering the start time of the match which is afternoon, Canada bowlers won't get any help from the pitch. It seems like we up for one run-feast in this match as Lanka batsmen will try to make the most of the opportunity. A score of minimum 300 is on the cards laced with in numerous fours and sixes. Its time sit back and enjoy some fire works.
Hey all, I just got to know that the fans have made a special song for the Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. But before I talk more about the song, I want to say that it was absolutely foolish of Virender Sehwag to be responsible in Sachin’s run-out. After all, this is the last World Cup he is playing and every match will be crucial for him. Now, talking about the song, some fans in Nagpur claim that they sit all day long when Sachin is batting and sing a special song, which gives power to the master to hit all the bowlers nicely! All the best wishes to you Sachin...
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has ruled himself out of the domestic tournament and his decision has not gone well with PCB as well as the national selectors. The axed allrounder turned down the offer to lead the Punjab team in the five-team competition, saying he had committed himself to working as an expert on an Indian television channel during the World Cup. "The selectors are not very happy because already most of the top players are playing in the World Cup and the tournament has lost its competitive edge," one source said. "Since he is not being selected for the Pakistan team he felt it would be best if he utilised the World Cup to make some good money," one source added.
Pakistani actor Veena Malik, who became a household name in India following her stint on reality TV show Bigg Boss, will now appear in two more shows on the Indian television. "I have been a diehard cricket fan and follow the game religiously. I have been offered several projects but this is cricket season. I am taking my passion for the game into account, which is why I have decided to do the show. I hope that my knowledge about the game and its players will attract my fans both in India and Pakistan," The Express Tribune quoted Veena Malik, who is currently in India on a three-month visa, as saying. "This show will be a mixture of cricket and entertainment. I will also discuss famous love affairs of various
Cricket in the time of exams can be tough on students. Faced with such an unpleasant situation, students are strategist on which parts of the match they would like to watch if they were given around just an hour of viewing time per match. Teachers and parents too agree that a blanket ban on watching such a big sporting event would do more harm than good. So study timetables are being reworked according to important match schedules and parents are thinking up ways to make the best of the situation. Sumathi Rajan, parent of Class 12 student Santhosh said, "We had already clearly charted out his revision timetable, but after the match schedules were announced we juggled it a bit so he can watch some of the matches."
Saqlain Mushtaq revealed that he had to lock up his wife in a cupboard the night before the final against Australia, in order to avoid disciplinary action during 1999 World Cup in England. “I had just got married to Sana who is a British citizen and she was with me during the initial part of the tournament. But in the super sixes stage the management told us we needed to just focus on the cricket. “Since I wanted to be close to her I gave her a list of the hotels where the team was to stay and she used to check in before our arrival at every hotel. Since I did not want to face any disciplinary action I told my wife to hide in the cupboard and locked the door from outside.”
Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam feels that "half-fit" Shoaib Akhtar is good enough to give the country its second World Cup win. “Shoaib's not fully fit, but even a half fit Akhtar can lift Pakistan to glory. He needs to be utilised carefully during the World Cup to get the best out of him. A lot could depend on the weather, the heat, the humidity as to how Shoaib is utilised by the skipper,” the former captain was quoted as saying. “At the moment in Bangladesh the weather is very nice, it's not too warm, but we'll have to see what the weather is like in Sri Lanka in the group stages,” he added. Initikhab was happy with the team's training session in Dhaka. Pakistan will be playing two warm-up games in Bangladesh
Federation of International Cricketer's Association chief Tim May lashed out at the organizers of the Champions League T20 for not paying the outstanding USD 6 million as the prize money. The event which is jointly held between Cricket Australia, BCCI and Cricket South Africa. All of them put the blame on the BCCI for having not paid the dues to the respective teams. They said that the responsibilities of payments was with the Indian board who were the major stakeholders in the tournament. In my opinion, the arrogance and the carelessness of the BCCI has to stop some day and it is high time that they start behaving the way they should ideally behave!
It's shocking to read injury reports of English players one after the other ruling them out from the ongoing ODI series. I am amazed that why can't these "players" - in a sense they are athletes, survive playing continuously. I know injuries are part and parcel of the game, but all of them! I believe every frontline English bowler is out no?
Well, the lippy English media has managed to rescue this poorly managed and maintained team by citing injuries and crying over the long tour of 5 Tests, 2 T20s and 7 ODIs. I say, if, they are so perfect and foreseeing, what stopped them to see this! Shame on English media, you can't blame injuries responsible for such a terrible performance!
a monstrous assault in the death overs led by Shahid Afridi and a spirited performance in the field were features of a roaring comeback by Pakistan in the ODI series, which they leveled 1-1 with a 43-run win at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch.
The seamers either bowled too full or dragged the ball too short and Afridi, paddling, swatting and slapping, collected sixes over fine leg, cover point and long-on on his way to equalling the fastest half-century - off 19 balls - by a batsman in New Zealand, a record also held by McCullum.