Monthly Archives: February 2006

Sidhu flays Moin Khan

I started laughing aloud in my cubicle as I read this from Rediff. This man Sidhu has some sense of humour

Former India batsman Navjot Singh Sidhu says former Pakistan wicketkeeper Moin Khan should be sent to a mental asylum in Amritsar so that he can go and meet him there.

Speaking to on Monday after Sachin Tendulkar hit his 39th one-day hundred as India posted 328 in the first One-Day International against Pakistan in Peshawar, the cricketer-turned-Member of Parliament from Amritsar said, “Mad dogs keep barking at the elephant, but the king elephant does not bother about them at all.”

Sidhu was obviously hitting out at Moin, who criticized Tendulkar, after India lost the three-Test series to Pakistan 0-1, saying the decline of the little master has begun.

“Sachin has scored a big hundred and this would be enough to silence his critics in the media as well as those like Moin Khan, who had started writing off the master batsman.

“The man who has scored over 70 hundreds in both forms of the game does not need to be reminded about his class and stature.

“Sachin did the right thing by not responding to such mindless criticism. Instead, he let his bat do the talking. Such comments are made by foolish people only,” Sidhu added.

Just cannot understand

I don’t know why a match of cricket should affect me so much as it does. I have wowed a lot of times not to be disturbed by it but neverthless feel extremely dissapointed whenever our Team India loses and they did so often a few months back.

Things were really good after Dravid took over, but till this happened. The 3rd test match between India and Pakistan and the first day I turned on the T.V to see Pakistan reeling at 13/4 and I told my wife “See these pakistanis were playing it safe for the first 2 tests and now they are not able to play against india once the pitch becomes favorouble to bowling”

But what followed was a total dismal performance from India. Pakistan made 250+ and we made 7 short, not even one of the batsmen making it to 50. The pakistani 2nd innings saw a world record. For the first time in 1800+ tests all 7 batsmen have scored 50+. We were set a target for 606 and we are crumbling right now with only 1 of our batsmen reaching 50+.

What a show? Well just wait. See how the Indians are going to bounce back in the ODIs. Hmm.. How stupid can a cricket lover in India become?


From the director of ‘Samy’
Starring any-role-suits-him ‘Surya’

Aaru is a local-gansters-of-chennai film. But with the crisp touch of the director and excellent dialogues it becomes a good entertainer. In fact it keeps you on it grips from the start till end. No sloppy works done to slow the pace down. Surya is a ‘adiyal’ of a famous Nathan & Co goonda group. He has been there even as a child. As you would expect he doesn’t kill anyone and reasons outs on his own. Nathan & Co, though a bit pissed off with him have to keep him as he is unbeatable and all that.

Trisha is the only daughter of a wealthy, not-so-caring father (of course her mother is dead). She falls for Surya, helps him and in the end well rewarded. What I liked personally about the film was that there was no case of the villans raping Hero’s sister or killing Hero’s parents and stuff like that. Though there is some revenge from Nathan and Co stable, it is not heart-breaking.