Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The battle of the Youngsters won by India!!!

This was another India-Pakistan thriller, another World cup match and once again!!!! India beat Pakistan!!! Oh... Sorry Pakistan!! You can never beat India in World cups!!! It was gonna be a promising game at the outset and India once again did it in style!!!

I dont wanna giv u any overview on the match bcoz I am sure that no one would have missed this thriller!!! So, this post, I share some of my views on the match... After that World Cup debacle, no one really expected India to do what that they have done today!!! I really congratulate both the teams for coming this far, as they both suffered several setbacks after that World cup exit... It was heartening to see the big 3 opt out of the 20-20 World Cup and this in itself proves that India is moving forward in Cricket!!! This was one thing were Aussies disappointed!!!

Well... Lets see India's road to the finals first:


The youngsters did it for india!!!
The positives of the tournament were:
1) Yuvraj --> Absolutely showed great power and class!!! NO MERCY to any bowlers!!! Was on slog mode from the start till the end!!! That merciless murdering of the bowling of Broad formed the highlight of his sublime form in the shortest version of the game...

2) Irfan Pathan --> One of the greatest comebacks that every player would dream off... Decent bowling performances in the first few matches and finally reserved the best for the Grand Finale chipping in with 3 big wickets and eventually sealing the match.. MAN OF THE FINALS was the highlight of this man...

3) Harbhajan --> Another man making his comeback with a bang!!! Was really superb in all matches showing great variety and skill and was one of the players who scripted the famous Semifinal defeat of the Aussies!!! Come on bajji!!!

4) Joginder & Rohit, "The Sharmas" --> two of the greatest finds in this 20-20 World cup.. Showed great maturity and spirit and most importantly held on to their nerves!!! Joginder must be lauded for his "keep cool" last over bowling in both the semis and the finals!!! Rohit, a young and ambitious lad showing great prowess in batting!!! He rocked against SA and again in the finals!!!

5) RP Singh --> One word to describe his performance in this World cup "BELLIGERENT".. Superb spells in all matches that he played and most importantly spearheading the attack in the absence of Zaheer!! He is one great asset for the future!!!

6) Gambhir --> Standing tall and living upto his name!!! He was indeed GAMBHIRous against all teams and was instrumental in India getting a gud score in the finals!!! Highest scorer for India in the tournament!!!

7) Sreesanth, Uthappa, Karthik, Yousuf --> This bunch of youngsters proved their might as well... Sreesanth will be remembered for his hot performance against Aussies!!! And uthappa also provided sum amazing entertainment!!!

So, this amazing bunch of youngsters really did their part well and whats more heartening to see is that they defeated the best to become the best... They beat Aussies, Proteas, England and the Pakistanis(twice) to bring glory to the Cricket in India!!! And oh.. oh.. Guys.. Do i miss some one??? No.. I dint...

The BIGGEST positive of the series was undoubtedly MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI!!! Showed some great captaincy and kept his cool under trying circumstances and was always BANG on when it deals with getting the right decisions!!! Was as flamboyant as ever in his batting and CAPTAIN COOL through out the World cup.. So, I wish him all the best for his future as ODI captain for Team India!!!

The last over of the sensational finale!!!


And some of the winning/stunning moments in this World Cup must be:

1) Starting with that ultimate last over by Sreesanth against Pakistan in their league game when Misbah looked threatening and they got him off the last ball to pull off a stunning tie... After that a bowlout where Viru, Bajji and Uthappa hit BINGO and paved victory!!!

2) The murderous assault by Yuvraj against England... When, Yuvi was going slowly, Flintoff sledged Yuvi giving an edge to Yuvi who got really pissed off and sent the next 6 balls off Broad out of the ground!!! Flintoff and C'wood had nothing to do but to just watch!!!

3) The stunning catch by Karthik to send Smith packing and hence starting the downfall of the Proteas... That was probably the catch of the tournament!!!

4) Absolute sensational batting by Yuvi again, this time against Aussies bludgeoning Lee, Clark and Symonds out of the Park... Come on!!! Bring in mcgrath!! He would have been out of the ground too!!!

5) A great burst of fast and furious bowling by Sreesanth sent the Aussie openers' stumps cartwheeling and hence guided India to a nerve wrackling win!!

6) Stupendous batting by Gambhir and some pin point accurate bowling by Pathan and RP helped india to hold the Coveted World Cup after 24yrs...

7) The big one!!! The catch of Misbah off Joginder taken by Sreesanth which brought home the World cup!!! It wasnt a sensational catch but was a moment of Magnificence!!!

The Indian Celebration:


So, thats all I wanted to say as a true Indian fan!!! So, the fitting end to the inaugural 20-20 and it belonged rightly so, to the young cheetahs of India!!! Bang the Aussies in the home series too!!! CHAK DE INDIA!!!!!!!!

15 comments:

SIDDHARTH said...

It was indeed an absolute thriller!was biting my nails till the last moment...will post my side of the story soon in a post...Men in blue RoCk!

Jayashri said...

A fantabulous success for the Indians indeed!! especially the team head by Dhoni ....big success for him...nail biting till the end..Common India Dikadhiyaa!!!!

sathukudi said...

machi.. that was a gr8 game in recent times da..machi,i almost pissed off in last over ..da. but u really missed the way we enjoyed the game in room...nearly 20 guys shouting and hitting sambu for every wicket...

Am Prasi... said...

it was indeed a stupendous victory drafted by OUR INDIA!!!!!!!
wow...what a match.... !!!
i was almost in tears when i saw that 6 in the last over... well..in a minute..it turned to happiness and joy!!!
INDIA IS AWESOME!!!!
Jai Hind!!!

barbi bharadwaj said...

that does sound great, though i m unsure, if we can be called champs.

joginder singh an hero? hang him. We could have easily lost,

It was a great game of cricket and a fitting finale..i was totall glued

Santhosh kumar.S said...

yeah.......really a thrilling win for us

At last we won Pakistan.....

AiShU said...

NeXgEn all set ready to make trends in d yrs ahead!v r always wid them to give us our fullest support!no doubt they shook d world wid their performance thru out d tournament..tasting d kangaroo curry n kicking off our all time fav rivals,paki r d moments v would cherish n so they too.they rocked!they won!they r d champs!trend setters!youth icons!


n u too rock vijay!

shankar j.blogspot.com said...

while i am watching the match after that 6 wickets fell for 77 runs i thought that pakistan would never reach the 100 mark. but misbah's heroics in bajjis over brought the game to a thriller.In the end india clinchdd the thriller... Its a overall a team performance.

CHAK DE INDIA!!!!

rajkingme said...

you missed the moments at room... We were not breathing... But the win made us to jump in air....

That was not a match , but a WAR..

Swaminathan said...

It was indeed a good recall of the match.. and i want that last over to be shown to all which was fullfilled by u.. nice post machi.. In room all the boys were hitting considering that when they hit me wickwts will fall.. but that too happened.. we all missed ur presence in the room shouting and giggling at every moment of the game..anyway the match was won by INDIA at last..Expecting more and interesting reviews for the forthcoming matches.. well done VIJAY and INDIA..

Visu said...

ya it was a great match da.. a nail-biting victory !!! but still,,, we should say WE HAD LUCK... nothing helped us in fact! .. the way that man misbah batted!!! kudos to his efforts... and ya.. chak de India... ... CHECK-MATE Pakistan !!!

Vinod Kumar said...

Cool man... India deserved it... They were good from the beginning... Well if its against Pakistan then India show their best... Congrats to Our team India...

prabhu said...

i thought india wont even reach the semis...but going on to win the cup is something unexpected ...very proud of our team and rohit sharma inspired me a lot ...we proved wat we r capable of....cheers

IplaywithPencils said...

Ya it was really great match i would have watched ever...

Actually, I completely lost intrest in watching cricket match for quiet a while...esp. those test matches...

But this Twenty20 made me to turn back to cricket with a lot of excitment...It gave new rules to cricket and gave fast paced cricket without any long boring breaks..i expect this kind of rules in regular 50-overs ODI too..

IND-PAK finals....
Wow!what a great match it was...
I was at the corner of my seat when Pakisthan managed to make out 4 sixes in 6 balls...Really it made me to go to the peak of tension at the last over..I was just standing and getting myself ready to accept what was going to happen...

Jhindar Sharma started to boul...i dono how to react..oh no, he gave a wide...they just need 12runs in 6 balls..next ball was throwen and oh my goodness!!it was a BIG SIX...my eyes were wide open..i almost lost hope..just need 6runs which could have been taken in a single ball...but i had a small hope there is a chance and it is the only chance we had..it was the "9" WICKETS...it is the only chance yet..then next ball was thrown, he stroke it, and the ball went up...oh my god i lost hope thinking it is surely a six and all our excitment are going to be OFF in the next second..To my amusement the fate is on our side...wooooohh!!!INDIA WON!!!!!

it was a timely catch!!beautiful one!!I was just screaming with happiness..i started jumping with excitment...
FINALLY, India became the first 20-20 world cup champions!!

PERFECT play by both the teams which made the match really a memorable one...

Not only the IND-PAK match but also IND-AUS Match gave almost similar thrills, but not equal to that of the final over of the FINALS...

HATS OFF to the Brand new Indian YouthFULL cricket team...i wish this series of success will follow in the upcoming India-Australia series too and also grab my intrest back to cricket..


CHAK-DE INDIA!!

TorAa said...

Welcome on board,
it's really great we at last will have some India on the cruise.

Sitting here up in Norway, We are absolutely unawear of this World Cup.And cricket is not played here. Have seen the game on TV, but don't know the rules....

Here, we follow Womens Soccer World Championship in China. Norway did beat China on homeground and are up to the Semifinal against Germany tomorrow.

You are welcome to visit the cruise in the Norwegian mountains

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