I've been anticipating this series for awhile now and all I hope is we get a good well fought battle from both sides. Hopefully it will be close and can live up to and maybe even surpass the current SA v Aus series in terms of entertainment.
I too hope its a decent series (not a one-sided one like last time).
I do too, not least because if it is one-sided it won't be in favour of England this time. I have just been reading the latest article on ESPN and apparently since England last one a series 28 years ago we have only won one test on Indian soil.
Abhinav S wrote:
I don't want to predict the series result this time though.
I know what you mean, I nearly went 2-1 England, but fear it is more likely to be 3-0 India.
As we belong to IT and software field, we are always busy with our daily lives.
There is a very nice act performed by my colleagues on the occasion of 13th anniversary of my company Mindfire Solutions[^] explaining how actually our life goes on with time.
Take a look at the video This is software life[^] and after that you will feel as if the story is about your life.
You will enjoy a lot as there is comedy, drama and dance.
स्वीकार हों दीपावली की शुभकामनाएँ,
हैं छिपी इसमें सदभावनाएँ।
गणपति विघ्न मिटाएँ,
मान-बुद्धिधन सदा लुटाएँ।
सरस्वती ज्ञान का भंडार दें,
राशि बढ़े ऐसा वरदान दें।
लक्ष्मी करें धन की कृपा,
दें सभी की दरिद्रता मिटा।
प्यार का दीप जलता रहे,
नफरत का धुंआ छटता रहे।
सदा मन मे दीवाली रहे,
पृथ्वी हरी-संपदा वाली रहे॥
आपक़ो और आपक़े परिवारज़ऩो क़ो दीपावली की ढेर सारी शुभकामनाऎ। आपकी दीपावली मगंलमय हो
Remember those days when IPL was actually non-existent? International matches were really make OR break for players. After IPL started, the players were encouraged to earn more and play these matches more because of us, the spectators. Majority of us starting liking the IPL and it drew more crowds comparable to ANY match in the history of Indian Cricket.
What do you expect? The players were obviously going to go and play where they would gain fame and money a lot. It's similar to people changing jobs, you have different reasons but ultimately you expect recognition and more money when you move. The players just have it easy. They have two choices and we have made it a LOT easier to choose for them.
As the mentality of playing for "Clubs in IPL" settles, we might see International Cricket being shown less importance. I think IPL being given a official window will be dangerous.
players like rohit sharma...which is million dollar baby in IPL...performs very well in IPL....but unable to perform when he is playing for india...he has played appx abt 80 ODI..but still never seen performing really well for INDIA...He is so called very "talented batsmen" ...i think BCCI shud have a rating approach based on the performance while playing for INDIA...n based on that performance IPL money bidding cap should be decided .....
n yes i agree on the fact that we are to blame for that..!!
In my opinion playing for your Country should be the highest honour,
whatever the sport.
Well, at least in India, the most talented folks always go for a private sector job as it pays way more than a government job. I don't think there's even one Indian CPian who's employed by the Govt. of India.
Yes ok, but that is different as individuals are obviously going to go for more money, to support their family etc. In Football a player averages £120,000 a week, whereas the average wage is something like £30,000 a year.
Footballers do not need to worry about money and as such should represent their country. Although with Cricket I doubt they are on such huge sums.