Australian former cricketer and captain,Ricky Ponting, has dug out the unforgettable ‘monkeygate scandal’ In his memoirs — titled ‘The Close of Play’ –where he said he didn’t understand why Sachin Tendulkar vouched for Harbhajan Singh during the appeal hearing but did not say anything when match referee Mike Procter initially suspended the spinner for passing allegedly racial comments at the Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds.Harbhajan was accused of calling Symonds a monkey during the 2008 Sydney Test and was suspended for three Tests.Interestingly,Bhajji aka Harbhajan was cleared in an appeal hearing, conducted by Justice John Hansen from New Zealand, in which Tendulkar appeared as a witness and gave a statement in favour of Harbhajan.
Just a thought- Is it a norm that after finishing cricketing career, a cricketer has to write about his experiences? And to add on,he has to talk specifically about some controversial on-field incidents of the past?
Sachin Tendulkar, the cricket legend, the epitome of inspiration,the messiah of Cricket, the synonym to numerous cricket records has finally decided to put his weapons down. Sachin has finally decided that the 200th Test Match he is about to play in Mumbai ground is going to be his last formal game in International Cricket. Test was the only format where he had enrolled himself after retiring from One Day and all other shorter forms of Cricket.The cricketer declared he decided to retire as his heart says so.
Singer Sonu Nigam has filed a complaint with the police about getting threatening calls from Underworld Don Chotta Shakeel asking him to change the event management company handling his 2014 world tour.
Also the BCCI has rubbished the report claiming cricket legend,Sachin Tendulkar, being forced by BCCI to retire.
While there was news about Sachin willing to play the upcoming series with Pakistan,a sudden announcement made thereafter by the Batting Legend about his retirement from One-Day Cricket is shocking for both the set of people who argue in favour of Sachin playing till he wants and the ones who always felt its high time he quits.
Seems like ‘God’ has lost to the continuous bad patch and ageing issues, while playing, or is it the B.C.C.I. which has asked Master Blaster,Sachin Tendulkar,to declare his retirement, at least, from One-Day Cricket due to his and also Team India’s continuous deteriorating performance ?
No matter what, it is the end of a legacy in One-Day Indian and World Cricket because Sachin Tendulkar is irreplaceable !
Sourav Ganguly has written a column on Sachin’s future and Dhoni’s workload.Well,while there is no denial,he is worth discussing about Sachin’s and Dhoni’s future,seems, no one is bothered about Ganguly’s future in Indian Cricket though he has expressed his desire many a times to be the coach of Team India.
After India has lost against England in the Test Series,there has been questions raised on Dhoni’s captaincy and Sachin’s unwillingness to retire!
M.S.Dhoni,the Team India captain, is of the idea that Gautam Gambhir is playing a self-centered game and has been bothered about his position in the Team and has not been playing keeping the interest of team in mind.Dhoni has lodged a complaint against Gautam Gambhir with the BCCI,regarding the same!
Well, is it just an excuse to divert criticisms against himself or a genuine feedback about Gambhir,only Dhoni knows but this clearly shows that the continued criticism of ‘Captain Cool’ and his captaincy has snatched away the peace of his mind and now he is in a defensive mood.Anyways,no one in Team India is Sachin Tendulkar that his position in Team India would be guaranteed for lifetime. 🙂
Australian Cricketer,Ricky Ponting,the only batsman who could compete with Sachin Tendulkar,in terms of records,has declared his retirement from International Cricket,leaving behind a debate if its high time even Sachin should retire due to his age and continued failure to deliver !
After a disastrous loss of Team India in the second test against England,Master-Blaster,Sachin Tendulkar, is under severe pressure.His performance with the bat has turned real bad and its been 6 innings since consecutively,where he could not perform at all! Speculations are being made that the BCCI selectors had a word with Sachin on his performance and while Sachin Tendulkar has left the decision on the selectors,they,on the other hand,showed confidence in him !
A decade back, the same name-Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was termed ‘One Man Army’ of Team India,who helped Team India win many matches,single-handedly. It is the same legendary cricketer whose presence in the team makes almost no difference.
Is it just a ‘long bad patch’ of Sachin,as explained by Sunil Gavaskar or is it all over for the 39 year old legend of legends ? 🙁
Sachin jokes that when his wife is angry,she is more fearsome to face than any enraged pacer, the cricket legend has played .
Well,why not?An enraged pacer would not use anything beyond a ball to bowl at but a wife has almost everything to throw at that cannot be played with a cricket bat .