Monday, April 21, 2014


Chennai Super Kings(CSK) started the Pepsi IPL 2014 with the loss against the Kings XI Punjab, though they scored more than 200 runs in the allotted slot of 20 overs. It was the 'magic man' Maxwell who produced a magnificent knock to take the King XI Punjab home.

Today it was the second match for the CSK and was against the Dooubbble D's as Danny Morrison says :P . CSK were looking little vulnerable as their bowling attack was under scanner. Dhoni went in with more than couple of changes in the team due to injuries and to try different combination as well. Ben Hilfenhaus in for Ashish Nehra , Ishwar Pandey in for Pawan Negi , Mithun Manahas in for Bravo.Bravo is expected to be out of the tournament for almost 5 weeks.Bravo's injury is a big blow for the men in yellow.

CSK won the toss and elected to bat. They had a pretty normal start and Brendon McCullum who was expected to fire on all cylinders was out for just 9 runs. With Raina coming after the McCullum's wicket, CSK steadied the ship along with Dwayne Smith who was out in the 11th over and CSK were 77/2 at the end of 11th over.

Raina scored a superb half century.Dhoni and Faf du Plessis chipped in with useful runs which took Chennai Super Kings to a total of 177 runs.

CSK opened the bowling with Ishwar Pandey and he looked impressive with the ball. Murali Vijay looked in a good touch with the bat and was middling the ball.Mayank Agarwal tried an ambitious shot and got out to Ishwar Pandey's ball with Raina taking a fantastic catch in the covers.

In the 4th over Du Plessis competed with Raina and took an amazing catch by running backwards. It was an absolute stunner. Again it was Du Plessis who pulled off another stunner to dismiss Manoj Tiwary for a duck and it was the 2nd wicket for Ishwar pandey.

After that the Double D's (Delhi Daredevils) fell like a pile of cards. Jimmy Neesham and the skipper Dinesh Karthick(DK) were the lonely batters to score more than 20 runs. Delhi were allout for 84 in 15.4 overs. It wasn't the CSK's bowling or batting that fetched this victory rather it was CSK's fielding.

With this, CSK registered their first win the Pepsi IPL 2014 and the run rate was more than 2 which could play a crucial role in the future matches to come. Chennai Super Kings ku whistle podu !! :)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Asia cup is considered as one of the big cricketing events after the ICC World Cup,ICC Champions Trophy.Asia cup has been held 11 times and this is the 12th edition of Asia Cup. Asia cup is played between the major cricketing countries in Asia. India,Sri Lanka,Pakistan and Bangladesh are the teams which are playing Asia cup regularly.

 What's special in the Asia cup - 2014 ? Yes, this time Afghanistan joins the party and its getting bigger now.It gives the Afghanistan team to play with the big cricketing giants like India,Pakistan,Sri Lanka and learn the game from the big names in the cricketing world. 

 Asia Cup Trivia: 
1. Out of 11 times India have reached the Finals of Asia cup 8 times 
2. India pulled out of the 1986 Asia cup due to strained cricketing relations with Sri Lanka 
3. In 1990 edition Pakistan pulled out of Asia Cup due to political reasons 
4. From 1995 onwards, India, Paksitan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have been regularly participating in the Asia cup 
5. 2004 and 2008 are the special edition Asia cup where in 6 teams were playing. Hongkong and UAE were the countries to join the above mentioned teams 
6. India have won the Asia cup 5 times, followed by Sri Lanka who have been the champions for 4 times 
7. Pakistan have won Asia cup 2 times and Bangladesh have won 0 times.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Sachin Tendulkar is now 'Bharat Ratna' Sachin Tendulkar .!!!!
Yes,Sachin Tendulkar has been conferred with the highest civilian award in India ie) Bharat Ratna Award for his outstanding cricketing career of 24 years.Sachin Tendulkar holds as many records as possible in the cricket history and Sachin has inspired each and every individual with his game. Sachin deserves to be awarded the Bharat Ratna.
Sachin Tendulkar would be the first sportsperson to recieve Bharat Ratna.The announcement came from the Prime Minister's office after Sachin Tendulkar's retirement at the Wankhade Stadium,Mumbai.
There are no words to describe Sachin's contribution to the Indian Cricket Team and the people of India.Sachin has been a great ambassador for the game and India. Sachin would continue to remain in our hearts and be an inspiration for the generations to come. Cheers with tears !!! :( :)

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Its the Diwali day in India and Rohit Sharma gave a perfect Diwali gift by scoring double century in ODI. The final ODI between India and Australia at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru.Australia won the toss and put India to bat first.Shikar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma started well and provided a century stand yet again.Shikar Dhawan was agressive and Rohit played calmly and played the anchor role.

After Dhawan's dismissal,Virat Kohli came in and was duck out.Virat Kohli was run out because of great mix up in the middle.Rohit was watching the ball while Virat Kohli was looking at his partner and ran half way but the throw came in before Kohli could reach his batting crease again.

Raina and Rohit played well to take India to 183 in the 30th over.Yuvraj stayed in the crease for a short span and it was Dhoni's and Rohit's show completely after that.In Power play too India scored only 22 runs from 5 overs.151 runs were scored in the last 10 over by Rohit and Dhoni.

Rohit Sharma was timing the ball and he was dealing it in sixes.It was almost effortless for Rohit to hit sixes in the long on and mid wicket region.Dhoni hit a helicopter shot and the ball landed on the roof of the Chinnasway stadium and was out of the park.

Rohit Sharma was scoring in boundaries and got his 150 in the 46 th over.With having only 4 over to go Rohit was hitting the ball firmly into the crowd for sixes and boundaries.Rohit Sharma reached his double century in the 50th over.He hit a six to reach the double century in style.Rohit got out for 209 runs with only 3 balls to finish off the and missed out the chance to break Virender Sehwag's record of 219 for the Highest individual score in ODI.

It was the lazy beauty Rohit Sharma's day and is the third person on the planet to get the double century in ODI.The previous persons to get double century were Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.Now all there double centuries have came from Indians.. Cheers !!!