Saturday, January 05, 2008

Chak De India --> The true winners!!!

What I have witnessed in the past 5 days is simply something that no cricket fan will enjoy. Australia beat India in the 2nd test at Sydney amidst controversies. Honestly, Aussies never deserved to win. From World Champions, they can now be called as World Cheaters instead. Starting from day 1, India have been victims of some really poor decisions made by the 2 umpires Mark Benson and Steve Bucknor. I wonder why these umpires are in elite panel. Bucknor was a good umpire, say 5 years back. But, for the past 3 yrs or so, he has been constantly making bad decisions and costing many matches. I honestly feel that he should retire from umpiring, with the pair of rotten eyes that he has got. I need not tell about Benson. He has been so loyal to Australia and has been wagging his tail like a dog and I wonder what he got from them in return.

I have stated all the dismissals that was due to poor umpiring. I havent included lbw because its never conclusive.Starting with the dismissal:

* Ponting was clearly out on 17 but was given not out. He went on to score 55. Now, ponting dint walk. Benson was the umpire here and he just watched ponting. Since he dint walk, benson ruled it in favour of Ponting.

* Next, Symonds was caught behind when he was on 35 or so. Steve "THE BLIND&DEAF" Bucknor ruled it not out. That evening, Symonds shamelessly told in the press conference that he had nicked it.

* This time it was the third umpire,Oxenford. Inspite of TV replays showing clearly that Symonds was out of the crease and was clearly stumped,he gave it not out. Dont know what he was doing at that time.

* Symonds again. And Bucknor again. This time, he was stumped and his feet was on the air. But, bucknor dint even go for the 3rd umpire. So lame umpiring.

* Jaffer bowled of a no-ball. Mark benson this time, not sighting the foot. Excusable though.

* In 2nd inns, Hussey nicked the ball to Dhoni and stood his ground. Clearly out again. But, Benson said No.

* Rahul Dravid given out caught behind. This was one of the pathetic decisions. The ball neither had contacts with the pad or bat. I wonder why gilly appealed cos he very well knew that dravid hadn't nicked it. So, after all Gilly is a cheater too. Bucknor was the one who gave this out.

* Sourav ganguly given out caught at slips. Clarke dint appear to have taken the ball cleanly. So, Dada stood his ground. And, guess what, that is when I came to know that there was another umpire in the ground and his name was Ricky Ponting. Benson, instead of asking the 3rd umpire or atleast the square leg umpire, asked Ponting whther the catch was taken cleanly. Ponting said yes. And, benson gave that out.

So, that was the end of it, with clarke bowling brilliantly to clean off the tail. After all of this, I really wanted the Indians to just complain to ICC or atleast slam the Aussies for poor sportsmanship. But, instead, they have been so humble enough and havent made this an issue. Really warm applause to all the Indian players and particularly to Kumble. He has been so very calm and collective. India deserved to win this test match and truly so, according to me, they have won this test match by outclassing Aussies in all departments. Aussies how ever are way ahead of India in one department, ie cheating. I mean, no one would be able to beat Aussies in that area. They have been kings in that field. So, the World chapions prove to be World Cheaters again!! After all this, I still am proud to be a fan of India. They have been superb in this test after suffering huge defeat in Melbourne. I hope they continue to play in the same vein, irrespective of they winning or losing. Sachin, Sourav, Rahul, Kumble, Laxman and Bajji--> U were greaat!!! Chak De India-- >The true winners!!!

21 comments:

Am Prasi... said...

a very testing time for india indeed.!! hats off to our team for having handled all this situation so cool and composed!!
No doubt..we are the true winners..!!!
Vijay..you said it right... aussies are not the world champions...they are the best cheaters in this world..no team can beat them in that department!! Cricket is a gentleman's game...and the supposedly world champions dont seem to know the meaning of being gentlemen!! Aussies suck!!

Sundar said...

I think Bucknor ought to retire. And reg Dravid's dismissal, I think the ball clipped the pad, though that is contestable. That's why Gilly appealed I thought. But he probably is as rotten as the rest of them.

Ramanujam said...

Sensible post and very well written.

The true sportsmanship is completely lost and is getting worse these days.

"Ganguly got out in one pitch catch" - i m still chuckling on reading these words elsewhere.

An appeal to the ICC will go into deaf ears and a loss is a loss at the end of the day.

vamsee said...

hey these kangaroo are not proffesional enough.They must have bought the umpires.India still showing they are Gandhian philospy.

Ottayan said...

The umpires made the difference.

Ravikumar said...

Decision of umpires for that Dravid's caught behind was nt tolerable man!

wersp said...

like in football n other games...even in cricket umpires should be fit enough to judge the game...bensen mistook ponting for 3rd umpire i think...ozs proved they are potta pasanga .. they themselves know they dint win the match ..who cares about numbers n stats ... congrats team India

Raghav G said...

bloody aussies fit only for cheating not to play gentlemen game...13(..ucking)member cheaters lost against 11 honest & honourable stars in all departments except in cheating...Chak De India - truly deserved to win...Jai Hind...expecting another wonderful innings from our stars..

AiShU said...

absolutely!
the fact tat was so obvious in d series was that d so cald "world champs"were desperate to hit d record n thereby ready enugh for all d unfair game..d way ponting acted in d press meet was like..uuuhhhhhh,r u d man who leads the world champs team!!!4get it!
none to b spared....gilly,ponting,symonds((((******)))),Michel clarke...everyone gone mad!
d lack of concentration of d umpires were well utilized by d world champs to have d ball in their pocket...
bt if they think they can go on like this to b d world champs,then there can b no fools like them.
a day will come n they will b on d receiving side frm then on...
till then....let them dance!
no doubt...team INDIA was at its best!
Chak De India!

vijay said...

AUSSIES WON THE MATCH... BUT LOST THE 'GAME'... 2 factors cost India dearly
1) Idiotic umpiring.
2) Poor sportsmanship.

During t pre-match meeting b/w the 2 teams, the following point was agreed by both parties :
" FOR ANY APPEALS AND CLOSE CALLS, FOR WHICH UMPIRE CANNOT BE DEPENDED FULLY, THE PLAYERS FROM FIELDING TEAM HAVE TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION BASED ON SPORTSMANSHIP"

Well, this was totally not followed by t aussies... they suck.. its really irritating for we indians.. appeals from ponting, gilli and clarke prove this point.
And why the f**k must Mark Benson consult ponting for makis HIS decision? i think that is a point valid enough to remove benson from umpiring. Bucknor too did not use t 3rd umpire even after so much of controversy being around after day1....

Indians deserved to win the match.. they were clearly better... Poor fellows... Am totally upset... Hope this doesnt happen ever again.... and moreover i pray that t aussies lose one match in this way...

As i heard, "THEY FIRST MARK-ED US... THEN THEY BUCK-ED US OUT" .

ONE OF THE BLACK DAYS FOR CRICKET... shit.

keep posting man..

harish said...

gather da vijay....

vnrshere said...

Harbhajan banned for three tests.....without any evidences..


India should quit this tour.!!

RAM said...

hope ICC takes decision to scrap the test bcoz this should be stopped here......

Stinker Sri said...

Very hot post da. The contents of the post are the ones which are featured in most o the news channels today. The umpiring was clearly bad and biased. We cant blame the umpires totally. Its the mistake of the aussie players too as the post said.

Aarrthy said...

Australia had 15 members in their team including the third umpires..

As prasi said "cricket is a gentleman's game", better australians quit from cricket!!!..

CHAK DE INDIA!!!!

shankar j.blogspot.com said...

nice post...i also had the same feeling what you had..thanks for expressing the feelings of all indians through words which is the most powerful way of expression!!! i hope those umpires realise and i hope no such errors will happen in the future!!!my message is don't spoil the spirit of the game...(this is to all the umpires!!!)

Swaminathan said...

yes da i am also prod to bee an indian fan. i have also expressed my feelings in my blog. I feel very bad for the indian team and all indian supporters. Lets hope this wont repeat in any of the future games. Anyway vijay eventhough india has lost the match your writing standard has always been increasing. Continue your good work.

annachi said...

India should quit the tour machi..then only indians has some ((sooathula oppu pottu thingalam))

boobu said...

wat 2 do?
its happened, let go 4 the next and try to square the series....
clearly oz didnt deserve that victory......
bad luck 4 us.....

Jawash said...

Match in a nutshell

India c Benson b Bucknor

Umpire: Ricky Ponting

Man of the match:
Clarke and Symonds

Result: India bt Australia in all dept.

preethika said...

Ponting must be Thrashed and sacked from the team..anyways this series will linger in our minds for its bitterness and bad show put up by the aussies..it was baseless to accuse Bajji

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