Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Friday, November 25, 2005
Opinion is divided on who the better batsman of the current era is - my money is on Tendulkar as he is more compact and consistent - but there is no denying that Lara clearly outdoes Tendulkar in one department - getting a huge score once set at the crease. Only Don Bradman has more Test double centuries (12) than Lara (8 and counting), while Tendulkar's first (of 4) double century was the 21st century of his career. Lara's first century was a 277 against Australia! (Lara is also the only man to have posted scores in the 100's, 200's, 300's, 400's and 500's).
The point I am trying to make is explained here, with greater lucidity, by Harsha Bhogle.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Native to South Africa, the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae) is a large tropical herb that is a member of the banana family (Musaceae). The plant gets its name from the spectacular flower shape which resembles a bird's beak and head plumage.
The Biology department at WVU has a plant that flowers periodically. And when it does I cannot resist capturing it on film.
It is December 26th 2005, today and the BCCI has sadly, but not unexpectedly, kept mum.
Here are his views on sledging, playing our biggest rivals, the current kings of the game, the mental aspect of the sport, and finally, why he wields a bat and not a stethescope.
I hope the fellow Scorpio plays for many more years, and writes for even more years beyond that.