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Tribute to a Goliath: Rahul Dravid

The sojourn which started in 1996

has come to an end

He has been the unsung hero

but his compatriots have called him most dependable

He gave rock solid stable “wall”

standing amidst the ruins on foreign soils

He held the fort on green top

craving few of India’s biggest victories

7690 runs in test have come while playing outside India

He has hit 21 tons on foreign soils

His 95 was overshadowed in Lords

180 in Kolkata was diminutioned

128 in Lahore was outshined

144 in Guyana was overpowered

but jammy went on piling runs and even more runs

without hogging the limelight

His rise in tests was not meteoric

but established as a vanguard of resurgent Team India

His greatness lies in what his performances have meant to the team

The best of them have been seen as match saving/winning

Who doubted his ODI capability

also got befitting reply scoring over 10k runs in format

The Team Man he was is an example to follow

The respect which he commanded

took the challenges when demanded

Be it wicket keeping or opening the innings

He was there doing his duty without uttering a word

God willing he was successful too

His records accords to the stature of the player he was

Few will make best to toil to reach there

There is no comparison of greats

but whenever one will look back

You will realize that it was

one person who made all the differences

Rahul Sharad Dravid

The Wall has finally toppled

but he will surely be missed

for his kind of cricketer on and off the field

is becoming rarer

The master himself said that

There was and will be only one Dravid.

Take this as my tribute to the most ardent lover of the game who kept it very simple by “trying.”

His records are perhaps too much to be accomodated in few lines.

My best wishes to you Rahul in all your future endeavours!

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Poonam Pandey and Liberalization

Nanhe is very impressed with the model who shot to fame during ICC 2011 Cricket World Cup.

This much introduction and you have guessed right: She is bold and beautiful (pun intended): POONAM PANDEY

Ever since Poonam made her comments regarding her wish to strip to cheer for Team India, Nanhe aspires to be a cricketer now! What a sight it will be when she will strip in dressing room and Nanhe would be the part of that mega event. Wow!! Nanhe dreams of that day! ‘We were all born nude. People take nudity as vulgarity. I see it in a different way. If I keep it as an offer for bringing the World Cup to India, which incidentally worked (laughs), I see no harm in it,’ Pandey told IANS in an interview.

Though everyone will agree that Poonam is not a beauty but the desperation to achieve success, fame and money can make her do anything and everything. After all she is proud to have dared to venture in field which has been left untouched: Pornography. Hard core pornography starts from the soft porn acts like this only. Whatever the case may be but the fact is that according to her she is main reason behind Indian Cricket Team’s success.

When India toured England early this summer they performed very badly because Poonam did only lip service. England are here now and team is doing well. The reason for success is “Poonam’s Bedroom Secrets.” This may sound strange but Poonam is confident.

Nanhe feels it would do a good for team if she can be appointed as a coach before Australia tour. As it is BCCI is paying heavy sum to support staff. If she is hired, Poonam can do the role of stress buster for the team. But she will be required to sign a bond because if Australian board pays more money, she might switch side in the mid of tour. After all money is all she is doing for.

If she really wants to do well then she should be sent to Olympics Qualifier with Hockey Team. IHF has spent lot of money to change the fortunes of Indian Hockey. If her videos can give us the ticket London Olympics then we can even ask her for strip so that we get a medal. She has said that she was doing the semi nude scenes for getting a cup after 28 years. Even Olympics Gold has not come to us since 32 years. She will have to take “little more effort” to get a medal in Olympics hockey.

Nanhe has even written a letter to MMS to use Poonam Pandey for revival of the credibility of his government. Even Lalu Yadav can use her as her star campaigner to overturn his fate in the state. All you need is money to pay this “virtuous” model. Bureaucrats may use her as building and succeeding in our diplomatic efforts as they have failed in their job. The intelligence agencies can float her around to have some specific inputs.  Perhaps, with this type of success rate, she can also be crowned as “fate changer of India”. Imagine she getting “Indian of the Year Award” and stripping again on public demand and her known ones get “tears of joy” in their eyes due to the success of Poonam. Emotional. Isn’t!

Nanhe has understood the real motive behind this “great lady” and this is why he is a Genius. The world is busy in crowning her porn star but she is a “true patriot” striving to do so much for this nation. She is giving recognition to her parents, family, friends and above all the nation.

There is saying that everything is fair in Love and War. She has just modified it saying: Everything is fair for Fame and Money.

But the success achieved by this is “Fizzzzzz Success”. Once the gas is gone, cold drink is not worth drinking! Way to go Poonam. Nanhe is already a fan of you seeing your self-proclaimed act of “dareness”.

You truly represent the “real meaning of liberalization” in India. What do the readers think? :)

Wishing Happy Birthday to “GOD of CRICKET”: Sachin Tendulkar

Andy Flower once said, “There are two types of batsman in the Cricket- One is Sachin Tendulkar and Two all others.”

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, a name which has made the country proud, promoted the game and brand INDIA worldwide. The aggressive right hander is better known as the “Little Master-Blaster” and is the demon for the world’s best bowlers. Even the great Sir Don Bradman once said, “Sachin is one of the greatest players in the history of cricket.”

03sld3Sachin Tendulkar turns 38 today. (24th April)

The talent and greatness of this maestro is unmatched and his humility makes him more adorable. He is the one player who has faced more criticism than anyone else in the game. The ‘good part’ is that the most of his critics are not even near him in his stature, and their knowledge about the game can also be disputed. He has been subjected to criticism every now and then few years back (2007) all hells broke loose where the self proclaimed critics were clamouring for his retirement. The good thing about Sachin is that he never speaks but lets his bat do all the talking. He has scored maximum runs in recently concluded World Cup and his form in last year or two has been superb. He has scored runs in every format including T-20.

The basic problem is that people want him to score a century every match. The fact is that the cricket crazy mass of India have been so spoilt by the Masters’ exploits and thus they expect so much from him. The more he has succeeded, the more has been expected. This is the reason they are not ever satisfied by him. I doubt if there has been any player in the world, in any sport, who has been subjected to such intense and back breaking pressure. Sachin has taken all those things in his stride. This was the reason Shane Warne regarded Sachin as the mentally toughest batsman he ever bowled to.

With the 2011 World Cup, it is said that there is nothing left for genius to achieve. But his hunger for runs is amazing and he still has plenty to offer to Indian cricket. Only he can best decide what he wants to do in the future. But I can tell you this, age is no bar to his success in either Tests or one-day internationals. His mere presence in the dressing room motivates the team to do well. There is no denying that Sachin is approaching the twilight of his career, but he is not over yet. His selfless approach and devotion to the game coupled with no ego or attitude problems make him the most respectable person in the arena. We are the luckiest people to see Sachin playing in front of us because you get this offer once in a lifetime. We must cheer for whatever he has in store for us.

Wish him lot of success in years to come and I wish him to see playing in 2015 World Cup!

जानिब-ऐ-मंजिल

Yuvraj winnig shotThis is the poem written for Team India and lets hope that they continue their form and get the World Cup for us. All the best to Men In Blue.

पहला कदम बढाया तूने जानिब-ऐ-मंजिल
अब न रुकेगा और न ही थमेगा तू
किये बिना उसको हासिल!

मुश्किल है सफ़र
कठिन है राह
पर तू बढ़ता चल
जिस तरफ है तेरी चाह

तेरा सपना
तेरी हिम्मत
तेरे हौसले से
पथ प्रकाशित है
एकाग्र हो कर बढ़ता चल
जिस तरफ तेरी मंजिल है

मंजिल हासिल करने का एहसास
रास्ते के सब पीड मिटा देगा
तुझे विजयी बना देगा
अब खुद से किया वादा निभाना है
अपनी मंजिल को हर हाल में पाना है!!

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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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10 Reasons Why Kissing is best comapred to all other games and Sports?

SportsSome say “football”. Some say “baseball”. Canadians say “hockey”. Indian say ” Cricket.” The rest of the world says “soccer”. (Actually, they say “football”, too…but they mean “soccer”.)

I am also great lover of “CRICKET” but after recent Harbhajan-Symonds controversy on racial slur i think that Cricket is no more a Gentleman’s game and so i have now moved away from Cricket.

KissingNow I say: “kissing”. Yes, kissing is the greatest sport on earth.

Kissing is the “Pact” between two players and it is played in such a way that no one can accuse each other of breaking the trust, not like of Kumble-Ponting pact which was breached by Clarke. There is no racial comments involved. There will be no wide criticism even if you fail once or twice.

KissAllow me to explain just a few more reasons.

  • Kissing is the most versatile sport around. There are so many types of kisses to choose from – at least one for just about any occasion.
  • Kissing is easy to transport. It really doesn’t matter where you are. You can kiss: at the gym, in the boardroom, in the space shuttle.
  • Kissing requires so little equipment, which means you can do it even when not prepared for the occasion, and even when you have to travel light. This makes it the ideal participation sport for businessmen, world travelers etc
  • Kissing always livens things up. Try this: the next time you are in an oh-so-booooring meeting that seems to last oh-so-foreeeeever, why not just kiss somebody. Go ahead; try it. See how it livens things up?
  • Kissing is legal in all 50 states and most earth-bound countries. Rumors are circulating that kissing will even be legalized soon on Mars, Jupiter and in Afghanistan.
  • Kissing is 100% biodegradable, so when you kiss somebody, you help the environment.
  • Kissing is safe to do in a moving vehicle, as long as you are not driving.
  • Kissing is non toxic…unless you kiss somebody who has just swallowed a bottle of Drano.
  • Kissing is non-fattening. This is perhaps the best news of all, because dieters now have something to keep their mouths busy while not eating, and smokers can quit smoking without having to chew candies until they a) need to diet or b) induce diabetes. So KISSING PREVENTS DIABETES
  • Kissing meets the toughest safety regulations of any national or international sporting organization. Kissing has a tremendous safety record, except for the occasional locked braces.