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But, make no mistake about it .. Australia is still the odds-on favourite to become The 5 Time Cricket World Champion!
Australian cricket team is in a league of their own, establishing complete dominance over their adversaries for almost a decade. India halted the Australian crusade in 2011 when they finally stopped Australia from winning their 4th consecutive World Cup, after they had completed their hatrick win in 2007. Australia is now looking to claim back the ultimate prize in cricket.
Australia’s strengths are that they bat very deep and have 2 world class bowlers in their team. The two Mitchells, Starc and Johnson will be the Aussie trump cards.
Drifting apart from topic .. but personally, the best sight in cricket has always been watching the mighty pace and swing bowlers in the world display their craft. I have always been thrilled watching great spells of fast bowling by some of the legends of the game like Wasim Akram (my personal favourite). Starc is something special. His brilliant spell (6/28) had left the Kiwis shell-shocked in their previous league encounter. Johnson has also performed consistently for Australia over the years and has always been one of their keys to success.
Kiwis have a history of performing extremely well at home, but the final being played in Melbourne heavily favours the Aussies. Kiwis are the underdogs going into this match and I am not ruling them out. But, after it’s all set and done .. I feel, the Aussies will be too much for them to handle.
This article was written 1 day prior to the 2015 World Cup Final.
My post-match reaction:
I told you so!
Friday, December 27, 2013
Relying on the success of the Dhoom brand and the superstar appeal of Aamir Khan, Yash Raj films banner have poured in tons of money over making this slick and stylish action thriller. The most awaited film of the year, does Dhoom 3 have enough style and substance to live up to the massive hype and expectations?
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Even during the gloomiest and darkest of days
There is always ..
Something on which you can live your life
Something on which you can keep your hopes alive
Faith that helps you look into the face of sorrow
Faith that you would have a better tomorrow
This is just a phase, it will pass away
Live your life to fight another day
Ever thought why sadness conquers
Ever realized why negativity spreads
It's because there is no faith
Faith that ..
At the end of every dark tunnel , there is a ray of light
bright enough to enlighten your mind .. and set it all right.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
To be honest , there was no other way to express this burning public discomfort against the government. This issue has already been raised in the Parliament many times without getting any appropriate or justified results and a protest is the best way to wake up the sleeping giant, that is the government. The BJP and LEFT parties combined forces to form this strange alliance to oppose the Congress and looking at the results, you can conclude that the Bandh was a sure success.
Now let's get a bit into the issue of the ever increasing prices which is hitting the Indian public badly. The petrol prices were declared to be raised by 3 Rs/lit which led to this outburst in the public. It would be interesting to note that the inflation in India had already hit a 2 digit mark at the end of 2009 (it stood at 11.49% to be precise). The petroleum prices in India have increased to an extent where it is becoming difficult for the common man to buy even half a litre petrol everyday. Petrol is costing at Rs. 55.88/lit at the moment in Mumbai which is a stunning figure when you compare the petrol prices of India with the neighbouring Asian countries. Compared to India, the prices of petrol in Pakistan is Rs. 26/lit , Bangladesh is Rs. 22/lit and Nepal, who is importing fuel from India is Rs. 32/lit. The petroleum prices in India are reaching an unacceptable standard. But that wouldn't be the only concern. The inflation in food prices is even a more remarkable figure. The prices of food items have increased by 16.5% over May last year most notably the price rise in pulses which is a shocking 32.4% and prices of eggs, meat and fish have increased by a whooping 35%!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
In this tunnel of darkness
Not knowing where to go
Undecided about your fate
Feeling all low ..
As you walk through the path of doom
Some distance ahead
In front of you
A ray of light, a ray of hope..
The brass ring that has always been there
You just needed to grab it
The time is now , Now or never ..
Stretch out your hands, reach for it
Don't let it slip ..
It's all yours, you were always unaware
Just extend your hand, don't lose it, Beware!