Thursday, June 30, 2011

Technology Adulteration

Some interesting news reports coming in about the 2nd India-West Indies Test.
The on-field upmire Ian Gould checked with the 3rd umpire if Fidel Edwards had overstepped before giving Dhoni out caught in the 1st innings.The replay showed that it was a legal delivery and Dhoni was given out. Now it seems the broadcasters had shown the wrong replay and Edwards had actually overstepped.
A pretty major controversy is likely to be in the offing now. The umpires did their job. But the role of broadcasters is now coming into question.

Seems pretty ironic when seen in the light of what Dhoni himself said about the referrals during the World Cup. "Well, adulteration is quite bad whether it is natural or technological. I think the adulteration of the technology with the human technology was the reason why we didn't get that wicket. So I hope next time it will be technology or human intention" (Source: TOI article here)

Everyone agreed for using DRS, now how do the governing bodies plan to deal with the broadcasters.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Another Brick in the Wall

Rahul Dravid, currently the oldest Test cricketer in the world (GOK how this has been worked out), wins the Man of the Match award for his match winning century in Sabina Park Test against the West Indies. Too gentlemanly to say anything of this sort but he wouldn't be blamed for feeling like this.

Picture taken via @p1j on Twitter (original tweet here)

Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Arbit Statistics - 9

151 Tests, 261 Innings, over 12,000 runs, 32 centuries, 19 sixes.

Interesting Stat - All the 19 sixes hit by Rahul Dravid in his Test career have come in 19 different innings. Never hit more than 1 six in an innings ever. And maintained this weird record by mis-hitting an attempted 2nd one of Bishoo today at the Sabina Park.

Information courtesy - Ten Cricket commentators

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Cricket Song

A love song in cricketing parlance? "Ek nazar me dil bechara ho gaya LBW"
From the movie "Love Marriage" starring the one and only Dev Anand with Mala Sinha.
Very rarely played even in a totally cricket crazy country like India. Wonder why this did not become more popular?