Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Strength of the Genius

The whole nation is watching with bated breath. Even Australians are sniffing for some chance. Sachin had been hit with a beamer from Bret Lee. His concentration might be wavering. He son had told him to hit a six when he is on 94. He has failed in 90s seven times. What will a man do with 1 billion expectation on him to score a century? But does he an impeccable genius think any of this on his mind. Perhaps these thoughts do arise in the thoughts of this great man. But are sent packing out of his mind just as he sends the ball to the boundary. His whole self is waiting for the ball, nothing else... Finally he is able to steer away the ball for a single..the whole India erupts who have spent their only day at home in front of the television...and he has achieved one thing that has been elusive for a whole year...

This is where sports really scores over every other form of entertainment in the world as this is the only real thing that on display. The thoughts, the emotions all conjuring up the high that is not even found even in the best of nicotine or alcohol.

But the point here I want to stress is not the high the sports give but the mental toughness of the Little Genius. Nobody except he can shrug that Brett Lee's beamer like he did. The pain was enormous. But the only exterior sign of that pain was that of a momentary surprise on his face else he remain unfettered. He was even able to smile in the pain betraying none of the pain he is enduring. This is where the strength of his genius comes in. Its not the enormous talent he has that is making the difference, or even his hard work, but his competitiveness. He doesn't' want to give an inch (I believe inch is too big for him, maybe he is not ready to give an millimeter) to the opposition. There are lots of geniuses in the world, even larger amount of talented individuals having may be probably more talent than him, but only point where he scores is this fierce competitiveness...No words come from his mouth but his bat .. it never stops dictating terms....

On tomorrow's match as i talked in the last post, India have to win the tournament to show that they are worthy challengers and to silence their critics as Sachin did yesterday. I think he has set a great example for the youngsters watching the game. Finally its now your turn to bat with your comments....

Sunday, March 2, 2008

India - Down Under

Tomorrow the final phase of the triangular series is going to begin.... The entire Indian tour of Australia has been marred by incidents which have enhanced my vocabulary to a great extent....It all began with "Monkey". After some days another term "Teri Maa ki" came into my colourful vocabulary. This rate of enhancements of my vocabulary has been the highest since my school days.... But really the enhancements came in both English and Hindi..really would make my Old English Teacher proud as well as the guardian Hindi teacher... Just when it seemed that the series was ending with only the sparks remaining of the old fire.... Hayden put some more wood by calling Harbhajan "Obnoxious little weed".... Really my sixth grade teacher would be fuming red with the kind of vocabulary enhancements her illustrious students are getting :-) .....

So now where does this leave tomorrow's match for India.... Really if India has to show that they are worthy contenders to the world champions title, they need to win against them on the field. Of course they have shown lots of guts till now...but what matters is the victory.... 5 years down the line everybody is going to read the Test scoreline as 2-1 to Australia and the umpiring issues would never be looked at... similarly assuming India loses the finals... nobody is going to talk about the fight India gave.... The only talk will be that of the dominion of Australia... Really can't blame anyone on that... but if we see the cold stats, India has just won one test and one ODI in the entire tour against Australia... so if Indian team wants to be considered as a worthy challenger, they really need to win the tournament...Because people always forget the losers.... So invite your comments on possible fall-out this series will have on the team standings as well as the cricket as a whole...

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Toss!!!

Hello everyone!!!

I have started this blog exclusively for sports addicts and the "not-so-interested-but-curious" kind of people. Of course it will be a real challenge for me to address both this disparate groups simultaneously. The major sports that are going to be covered in this blog are cricket, football, management fundas from sports, leadership lessons, the miracles ocurring in daily sports....
so latch on for further action...The match will commence from 2nd March...So be there to witness the next-gen sporting posts :-)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Smoker's Secret Paradise

These are some of the secrets which only smokers know…..

  • Smokers’ can handle high amount of stress level. Non-smoker’s get tired of drinking coffee which is a pale stimulant as compared to nicotine…Smokers never get tired off it. Thus their productivity levels are higher
  • Smokers’ always knows that their smoking habits are bad, so they always try to laugh about it. They learn to laugh at themselves. So they are more open to criticism than the non-smokers.
  • Smokers always have to defend their smoking habits, so all the time they have to think something new to counter criticism. So they automatically become creative in their work…as they are more prone to use their Right side of the brain
    Again since they can laugh at themselves they are less prone to be bogged down by setbacks.
  • Sometimes for them to come back after a setback, all they would need is a puff of smoke and they are on their feet and running.
  • When non-smokers get stuck, they generally would go on and on to get the solution. Smokers, meanwhile would step back go for a smoke and come back. This helps them get a new perspective which may produce the solution faster.
  • Smoking zones are always outside the building, along with the nature…in between trees. So smokers get the advantage of experiencing nature’s tranquility..and thus they get rejuvenated easily. For non-smokers, they can have breaks only in loud dinge of cafeteria..
  • Smokers can easily build friendships with higher-ups in the organization as all it takes to start a conversation in smoker’s zone is “Got matches.. ..” :-)
    Continuing on that note if your boss is a smoker, then you would get an added benefit of him relaxing with you,thus a better chance to develop a warmer relationships….Of course this can backfire….
  • Finally the thrill that comes with smoking a cigarette is unmatched…which only smokers know

Warning:- Cigarette smoking is injurious to health