The i3j3 Cricket Podcast (Episode 3), where Mahesh Krishnan Paddy Padmanabhan, Vish Krishnan and Mohan Krishnamoorthy ramble on about the India V Bangladesh Test match, Ashwin’s 250 wickets, BCCI v Supreme Court and other cricket stuff.
The third episode of our once a fortnight cricket ramble is here. Have a listen…
I3j3 Cricket Podcast Episode 3
Logo Credit: Sooraj Ramachandran
Posted in BCCI, Cricket, Dhoni, Fans, Humour, ICC, India, Kohli
Tagged Ashwin, Bangladesh, BCCI, Cricket, India, lodha, Shastri, supremeCourt
Based on a conversation between @sdayanand and @achettup
A ‘go-kart‘ once ‘flipped‘ over a cuckoo’s nest,
And the frightened ‘bird‘ flew away.
While the ‘fast go-kart drivers‘ were just ‘disappointed‘,
The ‘bird’ was thoroughly ‘embarrassed‘.
But then, the battle-hardened drivers had been around the block a few times,
For them, ‘age was only a number‘.
And with them, a ‘knee-jerk‘ ‘goodbye‘ would be unnecessary.
But, a ‘deep point‘ had already been made…
Alas and Alack! The real challenge was for those watching,
Who needed to be ‘mentally strong‘ and overcome a ‘mental block‘.
For, at 5am, although the ‘time wasn’t right‘,
They needed to be ‘Keyboard Saints‘.
All along, the ‘Bird complained‘ that
The ‘verbal abuse‘ had been thoroughly unnecessary.
Yet, he did get to a landmark, and when he did,
He ‘flipped‘ it and spoke of mothers and sisters!
In the end though, the last laugh was on the bird,
The Go-Kart remained ‘unlucky‘ and we were informed,
That in (some) cloud cuckoo land,
The argument/bird might circle in, on a ‘rank turner‘.
Round 1 of the Ranji matches have finished, and here is how the players in my Player watch series (batsmen, bowlers and all rounders) went –
||16 and 32
||64 and 109
||1 for 83 and 0 for 45
||2 for 22
||1 for 81
||1 for 44 and 3 for 89
||4 for 151
||6 for 133
||0 for 39 and 3 for 73
||49 and 62
||4 for 64 and 2 for 57
7 and 16
Of the lot, Raina and Tiwary had outstanding double centuries. Badrinath came out to bat in spite of food poisoning and shows the kind of commitment he has. Pujara has also played to his potential in round 1 scoring a 50 and a hundred. As the list shows there are some notable failures like Kaif, Bose and Chopra, but this is just the first game of the season…
Of the others not in my list, but whom I am still watching, Pankaj Singh took a ten wicket haul – 5 for 43 in the first innings and 5 for 110 in the second.
Posted in Ranji Trophy
Tagged Abdulla, Ashwin, Badrinath, Bose, Chawla, Chopra, Joginder Sharma, Kaif, Munaf Patel, Ojha, Parthiv Patel, Pujara, Raina, Tiwary, Vijay, YoMahesh