Sunday, January 17, 2010

A mixed bag

Today's been kind of a mixed bag actually .India's dismal batting performance against Bangladesh made me wonder if we are actually the number one test side in the world.Virendar Sehwag who is leading the side in Dhoni's absence will be wondering what went wrong.He had earlier called the Bangladeshi team "ordinary" and incapable of beating India in test matches at the pre match press conference.The Bangladeshis however proved him wrong by rattling the Indian top order.Had it not been for Sachin's patient knock India would probably have been all out within the first day.However I still feel India is on top , if they can add another 50-60 runs tomorrow we have a game on our hands.In the U19 World Cup , it was pretty easy for all the major nations except Zimbabwe who suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Canada.It was also heartening to see the kind of fight Hong Kong gave England hence proving that as days go by cricket is definitely developing and improving outside the test world.

Apart from that the much awaited Australian Open kick starts tomorrow at the Rod Laver arena down under.With Roger Federer not in the best of his form and Rafa Nadal just making a come back , the first grand slam of 2010 has many contenders.Defending Champion Novak Djokovic , British number 1 Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro are the other major stars competing for the grand slam.The Indian dream , that of Somdev Devvarman came to an end in the Qualifiers losing to Slovenian Blaz Kavic in straight sets.In the womens section , its the usual story with the Williams sisters among the favourites to win the title apart from Dinara Safina , Svetlana Kuznetsova and Caroline Wozniaki .Sania Mirza meanwhile has a difficult draw playing Arvane Rezai of France in the first round.If she does manage to move past the first two rounds, she runs into third seed Svetlana Kuznetsova .In doubles ,Indian hopes as always rests on the shoulders of veterans Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.

Coming to football , Chelsea thrashing Sunderland did nothing to help Fergie's man who beat Burnley at home but now face the prospect of going down to third place for the first time this year.Arsenal are level on with Manchester United with 2 games in hand.With United playing rivals Manchester City next week , Fergies has his work cut out.

Moving away from sports , my heart goes out to all the victims of the Haiti earthquake and I hope such a disaster never happens again.Also the death of veteran CPIM leader Jyoti Basu was another disheartening incident.A great leader and a great visionary , he shall be missed.

Its been an eventful sunday and a lazy one too.Until next time adieu !!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

The beginning

Saturday,16 January 2010

6:30 am-

Here it goes , my first blog.I know it's a kind of weird time to actually start your blogging career but nevertheless I guess there is a time for everything. Its been a really ordinary night so far , had dinner with one of my best friends , got back home , a bit of chit chat with my roomies , the usual browsing and of course most importantly the "bedtime" movie.
The movie that was screened on my laptop last nite (well technically this morning beacuse it was 3 am when i started watching the movie) was Rajkumar Hirani's "3 idiots", on screen adaptation of the Chetan Bhagat novel "five point someone".This is the first time ever that i have liked both the book and the on screen adaptation of it.So as you can guess my blog is named after a very common phrase from the movie -" aaal izz welll"(all is well).
Now , about me, I am a final year engineering student studying in one of Anna University's 200 odd affiliate colleges.Like most of the other engineering students , I too have my share of success stories and frustrations.I enjoy all kinds of sport especially cricket and I absolutely love the game.Coming from the "gem of the middle east"-Oman , I hate both Chennai and my college from the bottom of my heart and the my experiences in the years ive spent here have done nothing to change that.
Thats basically about me.To conclude, as i like to put it , I am an INDIAN by origin but an OMANI at heart.

Good Morning !!