Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Who will win this time?

Chennai open began with bang. This is the only International Tennis tourney India was hosted. Players like Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland is a Title favorite this time. World Number-8 Wawrinka is in good form. He is impressive in 2013 season. He won 2011 Chennai open Title. Russias World number-15 Mikhail Youzhny is also strong contender for the title. Seventh seed Roger Vasselin of Canada and 4th seed Benoit Paire (France), 6th seed Marcel Granollers (Spain), 3rd seed Fabio Fagnini (Italy) are also in title Fry. In Indian Point Of view Satr player Somdev Dev Varman is a Strong Contender.

 In Mens Singles First Round Somdev fight against his own country man, Qualifier Ramkumar Ramanathan. Indian young Sensation Yuki Bambri is playing with wild card. Yuki was ready to face Spains Pablo Busta. Another Indian Player Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan lost his first round match. In Mens Singles First Round Jeevan lost to Jiri Vesely of Czech Republic with 5-7, 2-6. In Mens Doubles Event Indias Doubles Specialist Rohan Bopanna play along with long time partner Aisam-ul-haq-Qureshi of Pakistan.

This due playing as a number one seed. Andhrapradesh boy Saketh Myneni playing along with khachonov of Russia. India Legendary doubles player Leander Paes is also in contest with Fabio Fognini of Italy. They are playing as second seed. Sriram Balaji-Ram Kumar, Purav raja-Dudi Sela also playing in this tourney.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Its a Learning Curve

Lot of expectations and lot hopes before start of the South African Tour. History shows Our record in Safari not good yet. In this Back ground fans are expected in form Indian team some thing special. But there is no change in history. Records are not tumbled. South African tour is is over. But Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Team India did not won a single match in this series. without having Senors like Sachin, Laxman and Dravid and Sehwag Team India played worst cricket. India Showed poor performance in One day series. Our star players failed to face the pace attack of South Africa. Than India lost the One day series with 3-0.

But nobody expected good show from our team in Test matches. But India played well in First Test match and managed to make it a Draw. Cheteswar Pujara and Virat Kohli played Beautifully and Guided India into a safe position. At one stage India were in driver seat to win the Test Match. But Amazing Partnership from Duplisses and Devilliers take away our chances. Off course India lost in first Test Our Players commitment is prized by everyone. But In Second Test Match at Durban Indian Players not played well. Except from Vijay, Rahane and Pujara our batsman Failed again.

In first Innngs Vijay missed his first Away Century just in 3 runs. But Bright prospect of the series is Azinkya Rahane. He played with confident and courage. Rahane was posted half centuries in both innings. Especially in second innings his 96 runs innings is amazing. He did not get any support form his team mates.. but Rahane played with ease and flexibility. Rahane is a good finding for Team India in this Series. in Bowling department Veteran Zaheer Khan did not bowled with full strength.

 In first Test he is OK. but in second Test he was failed to take wickets. Ishanth Sharma is also same case. he gave away turns of runs. But Young Mohmmod Shami is bowled wonderfully. His line and length was perfect. Surely he will become main bowler for India in Future. India Lost the Second test and Lost the Series also. Its a learning curve for Young Indian Team. Our Team Journey is more difficult in 2014. India have to play in Newzeland.. Where more tough condition than South Africa.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Great AllRounder Departs

South African Team is Known as Chokers. They did not Won Any Major Tournaments like Word Cup. They Always Fell Ahead of Crunch Matches. They Felt with Knockout Fobia. But in this Decade Safari team was Changed a lot. They are now World Number One Team In Test Rankings. World number one Batsman and Bowler are from South Africa Team only.

A Hero is Behind their Success from Last Ten Years. He is none other than Jacques Kallis. South African star All Rounder. Kallis decided to say goodbye to Longer version of the game. Second Game Between India and South Africa at Durban will be the last Test for Kallis. This really big blow for South Africa. Since Last Ten Years He is a back bone of Safari team. It will be a great loss for South Africa. Especially in Test Matches Jacques All Round Show take South Africa to home.

Batting At Number Four Jacques Did well for his team. He was one of the Leading run scorer in Test Matches. Overall he is a great All Rounder all time. It will be interesting who will take the responsibility after Jacques. In his last test against India Kallis did his job. His Timely innings and Crucial Partnership with Devillers resurge the Safari innings. Jacques hit a ton in his Last Test Matches. He his century in 273 balls with 13 fours. No doubt Kallis is Legend in contemporary cricket. It will be crucial how South African team will go ahead without Kallis. 

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Great Year for Sports-1

Its a great and memorable year as per  sports are concerned. Especially for Indians. In every field Indian Players are did well. Especially in cricket Mahendra singh Dhoni led Team India is on song and went to win back to back Tournaments. Team India won Six one day series in a row. Among those wins Champions Trophy is major one. India Lifts the Last Champions Trophy cup with win over host England. Ofter that India Won Westindies, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Australia, Westindies (At Home) one day series. 

Sachin Retirement
Sachin Tendulkar retirement is a big blow for Indian Cricket. Tendulkar Say goodbye to all forms of the cricket. He is already retirement for One days and T20 cricket. Now Sachin take final call on Test matches. Sachin say alvidha in Home series against Westindies in Nomber 2013. Sachin Tendulkar retirement is a big concern for our Test cricket. After serving long 24 years of career master finally decided to take rest. Sachin did everything in his life for cricket. Batting at No.4 Mater create so many records. As a opener in One days Master did Miracles. Double Hundred in One day match is one of those.

Mumbai Double delight
Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indian Team did well in this year. They have enjoyed Double Dhamaka this Year. First They won Indian Premier League-6 to defeate Mighty Chennai Super kings. Than Mumbai won Champions League T20 Tournament. Mumbai is the first team to do so. Sachin gave retirement to T20 format after winning the Champions league tournament.

Spot Fixing
Spot Fixing is major controversy fans are witnessed this year. This year Indian Premier league Indian Cricketer Sreesanth, Ankeeth Chavan, Ajit Chandila are caught in Spot fixing. After the probe Sreesanth get a Life ban Form BCCI. And he is also get Jailed some time. BCCI Chief Srinivasan and his Niece Gurunadh Mayappan, Vindu Dharasingh and some other Bookies are investigated in this case.

England 1...Australia 1
In Ashes Series England and Austarlia shared the Honours. This Year Ashes are Came Twice Because of 2105 World Cup. In First Ashes Series England won. Austarlia Showed some Resistance but England did well at home. In second Ashes Australia dominated. They outclassed visited England with all round Show. Australia Won Three Test matches and Settled the account. Mitchel Johnson is a star in Australin Victory.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Check Your Knowledge Here

1. Which racer equalled the record of Michel Schumacher of 5 titles in a row? He is also win a Indian Grandprix? Can you guess the name of the racer?

2. Chess game is originate in which country?

3. Which country won first football world cup?

4. How many times Roger Federer won Wimbledon Title?

5. The Muscles which cricketer Nike name this? He is off spinner.

6. Jakovich, Jankovich, Ivanovich this star tennis players belongs to same country. Can you guess the name of the country?

7.  Hapman cup was played in which sport?

8. which Indian leg spinner take 16 wickets in his debut Test match?

9. who is the first women to clime a olympic medel?

10.  which Indian Bowler reach the 400 wickets club for the first time?

1. Sebastain Vettel of Germany. He is break the record of his country man legendary Michel Schumacher. Vettel won 8 Grandprix races this in a row.

2. India is the mother nation for chess. This is also called Chadaramgam. Indian Kings are used to play the Chadaramgam in leisure time.

3. Uruguay won the first FIFA Football World cup. Uruguay Beat Argentina by 4-2 in 1930.

4. Swiss Master Roger Federer won Wimbledon Title 7 times. Five times in a row (2003-07)

5. Hyderabadi Off Spinner Venkatapathy Raju Called as a Muscles for his lean body.

6. Jankovich, Jakovich, Ivonovich these three players belongs to Serbia Country. Jakovich is a former world number one.

7. Hap man cup is associated with tennis. This is belong to women tennis.

8. Narendra Hirwani took 16 wickets (8 wickets each in both innings) in his Debut test against westindies in 1987 at Chennai.

9. Weightlifter Karanam Malleswari won First women to clime Olympic medal. She won Bronze medal in 200 Sydney Olympics in 69 kg.

10. Kapil Dev

Friday, 20 December 2013

Kohli did it

Before South African Series Tension is around Indian Dressing room as well as in Fans. Who will come at number four slot and who will be the successor of Master Sachin Tendulkar... these are all questions. But After start of first Test match all doubts are solved. Young Virat Kohli walks to bat at number four in Johannesburg first Test match.

India Was in Trouble at 24 for 2. But Virat played beautifully. He did not mind to take on South African Pace attack Especially against Morkel and Styen. He played his classy strokes all corners of the ground. He did not face any trouble to find his balance. His approach in the crease is very nice Virat is solid in his difference and aggressive in shots. His timing was perfect.

 On other hand Cheteswar Pujara gave him very good support. This both guys Studied the Indian Innings. Virat Finally complete his century in 140 balls with 16 fours. Ultimately this young Delhi lad proves his mettle. Kohli completes centuries all test playing Nations. This Young Sensation suely broke many records in future. 

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Midull Order

Team India is in deep trouble in South African series. In One days India was played a poor cricket. Especially our batsman are performed not up to the mark. Mainly our middle order is looking very weak. South African Speed gun Styen also said Indian Middle order was weak. Indian Middle order was utter Failure in One Day series. Senior players like Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina was not impressed in One Day Series. India was relied mainly on veteran players Yuvraj and Raina in Safari series.

But These both Batsman Failed to fulfill the Expections. Raina and Yuvraj Shot Selection was very poor. These two batsman have experience in South Africa.. They have to guide the Young players like Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. But Yuvi and Raina was Failed to face the safari bowlers. They fell for short balls. Its look like danger sign for Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Team India Before crucial Test Series. Test Series is different from One days..

 So India have to solve their middle order problems as early as possible. Inclusion of Cheteswar Pujara in Test matches will strengthen the Indian Batting order. Virat Kohli May be come at no 4. But 5th and 6th positions are crucial.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Big Challange For Saina

Sania Nehwal.. No Doubt She is Great Shuttler India have ever produced. But 2012 year is a much un consistent year for Saina. After 2012 Olympics medal Hydeyabadi star Player Could not win a single tournament. This was a big concern for her fans. Saina played well in inaugural Indian Badminton League but she did not utilize this form on International Tournaments. 

Now She looks like a pale shadow of her past glory. Now Saina was competing in Year end world Badminton Super Series Finals. In this mega event Nehwal did not start well. She lost in her first round match. World number-6 Saina Lost in opener of the tournament. In Group-B First Round Match Saina lost her match with 21-19, 22-24, 19-21 against world  number-13 Minatsu Mitani. Saina played  well in first game. 

She got early lead and than she lost her control on the game. Purticularly in in second game Saina was played well but mistakes in crucial time cost her the game. Mitani did well in crunch moments she managed to over come the pressure and won the game. This is first warning bell for Saina who will in facing trouble in this year. 

She had to face world number one Li Xuerui (China) in next round. So its looks like difficult task For Nehwal to reach Semifinals. Top Two players in the each group will make the Knock out stage. So If Saina lost in her next match she will remain empty hands this year. So Saina have to cross China Hurdle.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Ashes: Aussies Is On Song

Before Ashes Test Series England is clear Favorite for title. English players are in full form and recently they beat kangaroos convincingly. In this back ground Fans are expected England wiil peep the Australians At their Home too. But Two weeks later cards are changed. Visiting England side in Pathetic condition. They Lost Both opening test matches with big margin. Australia won Brisbane Test with 381 runs and Adelaide Second test with 218 Runs Margin. Especially England Batsman could not resist the bowling attack of Australian. Left arm seamer Mitchel Jonson was led from the front and destroyed the England innings very easily. England batsman have no clue against Aussies pace bowlers.

Sledging was also played a key in England Team Defeats. Their premium player Jonathan Trott was leave the tour with cant handle the immense pressure. England super star Kevin Pietersen did not do his best in first two test matches. Bell, captain Cook, Root did not adopt the conditions quickly. England bowlers Anderson, Broad, Swann Failed to control the Australian batsman. Michel Johnson is a hero in both tests. Mainly in Second Test First innings Johnson outplayed the Star stubbed England Line up.

Johnson Finished the Best career figures with 7 for 40 runs. This left arm Seamer efforts sink the England in first innings. Johnson using the pace and bounce of the pitch and did not gave any room to the English batsman. In second innings also he take one wicket and increase his tally to eight. This was one of the great spells in Cricket history. In resent India series Johnson was successful with his left arm seam. Especially against Left handers like Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina.. Johnson bowled beautifully and Effectively.

Not only Johnson Other Australian bowlers Ryan Harries, And Peter Siddle was excellent in both Tests. England Already lost both test matches now they have to concentrate on Remaining test matches. If England wanted to defend the Ashes title they Should win the All Three test matches. Next Test will be played at Perth WACA Ground From Dec 13th Onwards. 

Monday, 9 December 2013

Disppointing Show

Indian Cricket Fans are very much confident about their team..Dhoni Squad will put up a very good show in South Africa series. Resent results at home will raise the hopes of fans. But cards are changed in few days. Team India won back to back series against Australia and West Indies at home. More over Dhoni led Team India won six one day tournaments in a row. In this back ground India went to safari tour with high expectations. But after two one days Indian cricket team and fans are realized its not a easy outing at safari pitches.

Our star Indain batsman are failed to score in two one days. Especially our Openers Shikhar Dhwan and Rohit Sharma did not give a good starts. Rohit Sharma even troubled to contact the ball in first one day. Its an better example to our plight at South Africa. Dale Steyn, Morkel, Tsotsobe, Mclaren, Philender all this fast bowlers are rattled the Indian batting order with their bullet deliveries. Especially Stean is extraordinary. Indian Batsman even failed to touch his Milssile like balls. Dhawan and Rohit and other batsman shot selection is very poor.

In Durban second One Day India Batting order looks like school team. Our Star Batsman did not expect the Extra Bounce and Pace on the pitch. Rahane, Aswain dismissals are more pathetic. They are tried to hit the the its traveled far better out side the Off stump. Dhoni in First one day, Raina in second one day played some better cricket. Kohli also played some how better in first one day.. but he could not convert his start as a big score. He got out in second one day with poor shot selection.

Team India already lost the Series.. Now Dhoni men played for some pride in Third one day. If India Manage to win the last one day It should be a moral boosting for them before the Test Series. Our Bowlers are did well in Second one day. Mainly Young Mohd shami was Bowled Brilliantly. He was stick to his line and lenght and did not go for any experiment. So He will success to control the South African Batsman. So our bowlers need to inspire from Shami show in last one day.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Check your Knowledge Here

1. Which Cricketer known as a white lightning.. He is very successful bowler for safari team? Can you guess the name of the cricket?

2. How many Test matches Sir Donold Bradman Played in India?

3. Ranga Swamy Cup was played in which sport?

4. Whos nike name is Joker...He is  star Tennis Player?

5. Who gave first olympic Boxing medal For India?

 6. Eight Formula One Titles in a row.. whos achievement is this?

7.  Which Indian Duo won world badminton Bronze Medal?

8. Who is the Fastest Century maker in One day matches?

9. which sport was stays in 2020 olympics?

10. Which captain start with spinner in 1992 cricket world cup?


1. Allen Donold of South Africa. He is very successful bowler for safari team.

2. Donold Bradman did not played a single test match in India.

3. Ranga Swamy cup was played in Hockey

4. Serbia Number One Player Novac Djokovic kno as Joker For his things in the court.

5. Vijender Singh gave India only Medal (Bronze) in 2008 Bizing Olympics.

6. Sebastian Vettel of Redbull

7. Gutta Jwala and Aswini Ponnappa Duo won womens doubles medal in world championship.

8. Pakistan Explosive batsman Shahid Afridi hit century in 37 balls against Srilanka

9. Wrestling

10. Martin Crow starts bowling with spinner Dipak Patel in 1992 cricket world cup. Its a experiment which was not happend in past.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Who is at No 4?

Number 4 is a Crucial Position in Test Matches. Till now Sachin Tendulkar occupy this place and get lot of runs. Especailly in Test matches this place was so importance in building of the Innings. If team lost the openers wickets early. Than Great responsibility on No 3 and No 4 batsman. We have legendary Sachin on that place. India did not trouble since long time. But after retirement of Tendulkar..its difficult task for team management who will bat at no 4.

In front Crucial South African series there is much debate on this issue. Capatin Mahendra Singh Dhoni also told to reporters we will left the 4th place and bat at remaining places. But everybody had a one main choice that Virat Kohli. This Delhi young gun surely replace the sachins place. Former captain Ganguly also advised the Mangement Kohli should come at number four than Rohit Sharma will bat at 5th position.

So Mahi had decide on 6th batsman. Kohli had a temperament and commitment so he surely did well at no 4. South Africa tour will gave him much exposure to young Virat. Bouncy and swinging pitches of South Africa will test the caliber of Kohli. Not only Virat all young players will benefit from the Safari series. But less match practice will be the main concern for Indian side.

So Dhoni should be clever in team composition. One days will boosts the Indian team in front of Test series. Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma are the Key players in Safari series, Especially for Star Left Hander will be the crucial for Good starts.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Anil Kumble Rare Century

Anil Kumble is a Great Spin bowler.. everybody knows this. But only few fans know he is a handy batsman. Jambo played some usefull and stunning knoks at lower order. He played his part as a night watchman in so many Test matches. Anil had a great apporoch and talent in batting. 

He did not want to give his  wicket cheaply. He commitment and tempermet saved india so many occasions. He played a beautyful and composed innings with Mohd Azaharuddin against South Afriacans at home. He made 88 runs on that innings he missed century oppurtunity. 

After 10 years... Kumble fulfil his dearm. Jambo made century against Enagland at England. That was fabulous effort by indian leg spinner. In 2007 Kennington Oval Kumble made 110 notout in 193 balls.  

Sindhu Shined Again

Indian Badminton Sensation Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (PV Sindhu) Shined in International Level again. This Telugu girl Won Macau Open Grand Prix Tournament. In final top seed Sindhu outclassed world number 30 Li Michelle of Canada with 21-15, 21-12. This was the second International Title for Sindhu in her career. Form the beginning of the tournament Sindhu played Beautifully and aggressively.

Of course she is the top seeded player Sindhu gets tough fight from Opponents. Her Net game and drops, cross courts shots are excellent. She was improved her game a lot. Her moves are also very well in this tournament. Indian Teen gets 9000 US Dollars as Prize money. May be Sindhu benefited from Indian Badminton League experience.

Now Time for move forward in rankings also. Now she is in 12th in world ranking. This year is amazing for Sindhu. She won Malaysia open Tourney.. Than She went to win World Badminton Championship Bronze. She ends the Season with a Macau Title. 

Is Our Pace Works in Safari?

South Africa tour is on. Team India ready to face world number one team South Africa. Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Team India done well in Home series against West Indies. But here is a real challenge for Indian Team. Especially for Indian pace bowlers. Zaheer Khan Led Indain pace attack is looking solid but inexperienced. Young Mohammmod  Shami, Buvaneswer Kumar, Umesh Yadav are get ready to face a stiff challenge from safari batsman. Indian pace bowlers did well in resent series at home.

But conditions are different in South Afrrica. There is Much Bounce and Pace in Pitches. But How Indian Bowlers utilize the Unique nature of Safari pitches. India Bowlers must Stick to line and length and attack the batsman. South African Batsman in hungry of run. So its difficult task to Restrict them. It may be Positive thing that India Played One Day Series before Test Matches.

 It help our bowlers to adjust the conditions in safari. Adopting of Conditions is a huge task before our bowlers. Bowling with Old Ball also is a Challenging task for our bowlers. Bowler like Shami can Reverse the ball well, but here is a test for him in Safari Series. Indian Pace bowlers normally not bowled effectively after ball getting old. Out of form Ishant Sharma also with the team this time. Zaheer and Ishant will use their experience and will guide the young pace bowlers in the team.