Tendulkar, in an interview with a TV channel, has hinted at hoping to fulfill a dream of winning the World Cup. WIll he be present at the WC 2011? I would personally like to see him perform on home soil and help raise the cup. In the same interview, Tendulkar has also somewhat surprisingly claimed that Nasser Hussain, in his opinion, has been the most inspiring captain. Nice pat on the back for a great competitor and certainly one of my favorite commentators.
The match fixing saga continues. Thanks to Shoaib’s claim, the ICC is back at it again. Per his allegations, India and South Africa continue to be in the picture, no surprises there! I thought I was joking when I made the comment of match fixing playing a part in the Ahmedabad test. I still think that is the case, however, I am not sure match fixing is a story of the past.
Gavaskar is at it again. He has sharply criticized the Indian team for being terrible catwalkers! It seems that the Ahmedabad test has been a terrible distraction for them from being able to “walk the walk” at the IPL team launches. His accusations of the attitudes of certain players, if true, is certainly appalling. Having said that, Gavaskar is, well Gavaskar!! There has never been a better politician in cricket than the little master himself.
On an absolutely trivial note, Laxmi Ratan Shukla should feel proud with the decision he took to remain a “legal” player. Sometime back, Shukla joined the ICL and pulled out when Bengal offered him the captaincy. Ever since, Shukla has not only lead the team’s revival but played an important part by performing well especially in the one day variety. Shukla, who was once touted as India’s next Kapil Dev, may still hope to make it to the Indian team. Meanwhile, Saurashtra’s workhorse, Sitanshu Kotak, helped his team through to the final of the Vijay Hazare trophy by beating Vidharba to meet Bengal. Bengal had earlier beaten Mumbai in the other semi-final.
More news trivia as they trickle in and catch my eye,