Impressive win against Australia..Self-Confidence hanging high in the minds of the players..Inclusion of stalwarts like Tendulkar, Ganguly and Dravid in the team..Domicile conditions..Favorable pitch..One billion supporters..Decent performance in the 1st Test match against South Africa..Sehwag scoring his second ‘triple hundred’ and that too fastest in the world..Dravid becomes a member of the 10,000-RUN club..Now what do you expect in the second test match at Ahmedabad..I guess a thumping victory against South Africa..But instead, we witnessed the debacle of Team India at its worst of recent times..

First day, a pitch, which shows a hint of a grass on it, was surely going to favour seam bowlers early on and still our own captain Mr. Kumble, after winning the toss, opted for a batting ..And the next is a history..India was bowled out for tiny ‘76′..Four batmen even did not trouble the scorer..Only two batsmen crossing the double digit mark(Another luxury for scorers!!)..Six batsmen gazed at their stumps and bails going for a morning-walk..When south Africa came to bat, they were not at all troubled by the pitch or by the Indian bowlers..Suddenly that grass from the pitch vanished!!!..Harbhajan did bowl some magical deliveries early in his spell but then he too surrendered to the conditions..South Africa scored a mammoth 494/7(declare) and when India came to bat, again the history repeated, and they were bowled out with a defeat of an Innings and 90 runs..I went to Ahmedabad in the weekends to watch the match but it got over on Saturday only..I was the sufferer of watching Indian wickets falling down like cycles in the cycle-stand one after another..Dismal performance..Team India disappointed so many fans who came out in large numbers at the stadium to support them..It surely was a humiliating and embarrassing defeat..

I hope we at least win the third test match at Kanpur and level the series..Keeping my fingers crossed..

By the way, who do you think was the culprit for this debacle?
1. IPL Hype and the campaigns to promote the teams and players [In the practice session organised just before the day of the test-match, only 4 players came to attend it. Others were busy promoting their IPL teams.] OR
2. Kumble’s Decision to bat first OR
3. Pitch OR
4. Indian Batsmen OR
5. South Africa’s preparations for the match and before the match.

My vote goes to Kumble’s decision to bat first on a green pitch…

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Soham

Hurrraaayyyy..I am going to Ahmedabad tonight…Today it’s time to celebrate ‘Holi‘ – festival of colours…But what I am doing right now???Instead of splashing Gulal(Nontoxic, risk-free and safe Coloured Powder), coloured water and water-filled small balloons on my friends and relatives, I am sitting in my cubicle,staring at the stupid 17-inch LCD screen and writing this blog…We don’t have a holiday today..Instead we have a holiday on Monday as it is the day on which noble leader and great fighter Chhatrapati Shivaji was born.

Hence I have a long weekend (i.e. Saturday, Sunday and Monday) to spend in Ahmedabad – my native megacity..So I guess this might surely compensate for my today’s loss and the grief I am having of not getting a holiday on HOLI…

Actually I go to Ahmedabad almost every alternate weekend but this time I have got several reasons to be more happy and joyful for my trip:

  1. Instead of only Saturday and Sunday, I will be getting three days to spend with my family and friends…And also no more getting up early on Monday morning…that means more sleep and more sleep and more sleep…I do hate getting out of bed on Monday morning…Getting-up-early sucks big time…I am surely a Sleep-Loving character…
  2. Three nights in ahmedabad..I am going to grab this opportunity to try my hands on variety of food..One night I may opt for ‘Punjabi Cuisine’…One night I may go for ‘Gujarati Thali’ and last one will fall into the category of ‘Chinese+Mexican+Continental’..All these delicious and mouth-watering dishes will be accompanied by PaniPuri+Chaat+Vada-Pav etc etc which are bound to present their mark on my menu during evening and lunch time…Sounds yummy, huh…I am complete foodie so as Chitrali-my wife and my dad…I am not a voracious eater and I do have a very small appetite but I love trying new food and dishes…
  3. My mom called me yesterday night and she told me that my marriage photo album has at last arrived after two months of time but she also conveyed that the photograph has put some real toiling efforts and labour in creating the album and,you know what,it has turned out be really stunning and out-of-this world…She sounded so happy and excited..I am so much eager and anxious to watch all the photos decorated with I-Don’t-Know what but I am being impatient now…Raring to gooooo…Feeling restless!!!…

I hope my long-weekend trip turns out to be an amazing one…So wishing you all a Happy Holi…Do enjoy this festival of colours with great zeal and enthusiasm but be careful and avoid using toxic and poisonous colour powders instead use water and Gulal…

By the way, someone just told me that a unique position of the moon is going to happen this Friday and hence three different festivals of three very different religions which follow different calendars would occur on the same day…Holi – the festival of Hindus, Id-e-Milad- the festival of Muslims and Good Friday – the festival of Christians will happen on the same day on this Friday(i.e. Today)…Really a unique, blessed and sacred day…

In the next post, I will come up with my wedding ceremony photos…Till then have a great weekend and once again happy Holi – Eid – Good Friday :-)

Soham

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