Monthly Archives: February 2011

Interesting Trivia on ICC Cricket World Cup

Here is the compilation of few trivias collected from various sources and some from Nanhe’s own brains. Hope you will like them. These all trivias are before the starting of the current world cup!

  • The only time they have faced each other in a World Cup match, Bangladesh caused one of the biggest upsets in 2007 by defeating India and being instrumental in their early elimination.
  • Brett Lee has taken 22 wickets in 10 World Cup matches at an average of 17.91. He has claimed a wicket every 22.68 balls, or once every fourth over, a strike-rate unmatched by any bowler.
  • West Indies batting great Vivian Richards scored 1013 runs in 23 World Cup innings, at an average of 63.31, with a strike rate of 85. The 138 he scored against England in the 1979 World Cup is considered by Wisden as the best World Cup innings.
  • Herschelle Gibbs smeared the Dutch leg-spinner Dan van Bunge for six sixes in an over in the 2007 World Cup to become the first to achieve the feat in an ODI.
  • India last defeated Australia in a World Cup match 24 years ago on October 22, 1987. India trumped eventual champions Australia by 56 runs.
  • West Indies legend Vivian Richards is the only player who had played both FIFA World Cup and ICC World Cup. Richards represented Antigua in football and West Indies in cricket.
  • Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar batted through the full 60 overs in the opening match of 1975 World Cup against England at Lord’s to score just 36 runs.
  • One of the greatest knocks of World Cup history, Kapil Dev’s 175 against Zimbabwe during 1983 World Cup, was neither recorded nor broadcasted because the BBC cameramen were on strike at the time.
  • Kepler Wessels played for Australia in the 1983 World Cup before playing for South Africa in the 1992 World Cup.
  • India’s Madan Lal bowled the first ball of the World Cup history to England’s Denis Amiss at Lord’s on June 7, 1975.
  • Australia is the only team thus far in the history of World Cup to remain undefeated throughout the World Cup (in both 2003 and 2007 World Cups).
  • Australian seamer Glenn McGrath (71) is the highest wicket-taker in World Cups so far.
  • The 1992 World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand was the first World Cup where matches were played under lights.
  • The 1992 World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand was the first World Cup in which white cricket balls and coloured team uniforms were introduced.
  • Australia is the only country to win three consecutive World Cup titles. Aussies have won the tournament in 1999, 2003 and 2007.
  • All players had worn the traditional white uniform and red balls were used during the initial four editions of the cricket World Cup.
  • Mohammad Kaif has held most catches in a World Cup match. He took 4 catches against Sri Lanka at Johannesburg on March 10, 2003.
  • England have played the World Cup final three times – in 1979, 1987 and 1992 – but have never won it.
  • Wasim Akram completed his 500 ODI wickets during the 2003 World Cup.
  • Sunil Gavaskar’s only ODI century came off 85 balls and it came in the same match in which Chetan Sharma took the World Cup’s first hat-trick.
  • Chetan Sharma took the World Cup’s first hat-trick. He achieved the feat against New Zealand at Nagpur on October 31, 1987.
  • Since their 10-run loss to Pakistan on May 23, 1999, Australia have not lost even a single match at the World Cup.
  • Making his debut during the 1975 edition, Javed Miandad has played in most World Cups – six.
  • Ricky Ponting and Glenn McGrath have played 39 matches each in the World Cup, the most for players.
  • In the 2003 World Cup, Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar, bowled cricket’s first recorded 100 mph delivery. At the receiving end was England’s Nick Knight.
  • Sri Lanka became the first side batting second to win the World Cup when they beat Australia in the 1996 World Cup final.

Source: TimesofIndia

2011 Cricket World Cup will be ours!

India_Cricket_World_Cup_WallpaperNanhe is an ardent fan of Cricket.
India has win convincingly over Bangladesh in the opening match.
Here is a short poem written by Nanhe for Dhoni & Co. wishing them all the best for their campaign………….

One billions heart
One desire
2011 World Cup
Should be ours!

The 28 years wait has been long
It shouldn’t be any longer
Get over the opponents
And show them our vigor

Sachin Sehwag will anhilate
Gambhir Virat Yuvraj causing devastation
Dhoni Pathan will desolate
Zaheer Bhajji: a lethal combination
supported by Nehra Patel
will demolish any opposition

Let there be no doubt
Thump the world
and send the message
clear and loud
2011 World Cup
is going to be ours!

Being brutal and austerous
Obdurate and relentless
is the key for execution
and to open the doors of realization

The countdown is over
The game has begun
Stakes are high
Expectations and nerves even higher
We are sure that 2011 world cup
will be ours!

Chak de India!!!!

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My Country My Valentine

Nanhe wrote this poem in 2009. He has now decided to post this poem and hopefully similar thinking citizens will do something concrete. Have a motivating reading….

She is especial
She is caring
She is selfless
She has given me all I wished

Last year she was attacked umpteen number of times,
Scarred from Jammu to Bangalore
and Ahmedabad to Guwahati,
Resulting many of her sons/daughters losing their lives

The enemy is envious of her progress and the unity that binds,
Aprt from external, internal problems are also testing times

The prinicple less politics is making matters worse,
The root cause of almost all problems starts from us

It is the time,
To take responsibility,
To realize we cannot evade from our duty,
To take deep plunge in the nation’s polity,
To take future in our hands and see it resting on our palms
To start a new movement to bring reforms.

My country is looking at me,
To safeguard her pride and modesty.
I want to assure, I will not eschew her
As I now understand my accountability.

My Country will be My Valentine,
Till I see her up their on cloud Nine.

My Country will be My Valentine,
Till the last breath of mine.

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हौसला अब भी कायम है!!

कि मंजिल अभी पायी नहीं है
हौसला अब भी कायम है

कि राह के पत्थरों को अभी लांघा नहीं है
हौसला अब भी कायम है

कि जीत कि भूख अभी मिटी नहीं है
हौसला अब भी कायम है

कि प्रतिद्विन्दी अभी परस्त नहीं हुए हैं
हौसला अब भी कायम है

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Why Bike is better than a Girlfriend?

Recently, a survey was conducted and Nanhe has exclusive reports of that. It says that whenever a guy breaks up with a girl, he tends to drive fast. There can be numerous reasons and Nanhe has found few too. It seems that bike has few advantages of the girls and the list mentioned below is not exhaustive. You can add your own comments if you have any reasons. Valentine’s day is coming and there will be few more “heartbreak kids” driving their bike and pouring love for the same. It’s really ironical that Valentine’s day witnesses lots of relationships going down the roads……

Reasons why bike is better than a girlfriend?

1. You can go out with your bike anytime.
2. You can get on top of it without thinking too much about the consequences.
3. You can have one bike for training, another one for racing, one more for just having fun  – and the best thing they won’t kill each other while shut in one garage togeher.
4. You have liberty to ride your friend’s most “dashing and superb” bike.
5. If your motorcycle weigh 450 pounds, your friends won’t laugh at you and call you looser.
6. Having a bike is comapratively much cheaper.
7. Bike never crib or complain.
8. Bikes go as per your wish.
9. They don’t need any explanation as why you went with “other one.”
10. No emosnal attyachar.
11. Whenever you are tired of using one type of bike, you can switch to another.
12. Bikes can be very supportive, they listen and agree to your solution of the problem without uttering a word.
13. Girls are hardly stoppaple when turned on. Bikes are much easier to stop.
14. When you go out for shopping with your bike, you can buy anything and everything for yourself.
15. You don’t have to remember the date of purchasefirst ridefirst won race and the other dates to do with your bike, and celebrate them.
16. Lastly, bikes don’t have parents and therefore you need not to worry about them.