"I want to raise my hand and say one thing. Those who complain about my love for the game or commitment to the game are clueless. These are the only 2 areas where I give myself 100 out of 100."
- Sachin Tendulkar, as told in an interview published in Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika after his 100th International century (translated by weldone)
Some of the finest cricket writers have never played the game (professionally at least). Same for any sport.
"It was an easy decision to sign. I could have gone elsewhere, I had calls, but it never entered my mind it's not about the money."
RIP Craigos. A true CW legend. You will be missed.
most indian commentators cater to an audience who's knowledge of english is purely working at best... (your's truly included)
As long as they don't embarass with utterly dire usages (that's a fantastic cover drive through the covers!) they should just be fine.
That said Ganguly is fast becoming my fav
"He's [Michael Clarke] on Twitter saying sorry for not walking? Mate if he did that in our side there'd be hell to play. AB would chuck his Twitter box off the balcony or whatever it is. Sorry for not walking? Jesus Christ man."RIP CraigosKnowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it into a fruit salad
We miss you, Fardin. :(. RIP.
A cricket supporter forever
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First time I've seen that footage. Nasser is a class act.
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
I don't really see the problem, friend. A former player who has very good views on the game can significantly improve his articulation skills without much ado. A lot of students (from vernacular education mediums) manage to do it in a couple of months, for instance. Besides, it'd keep professional commentators on their toes and no one (like Ranjot Fernando, possibly) can take their position for granted. Pressure of performance keeps people honest, I reckon.
Don't you guys want the quality of commentary to improve? Wouldn't it be good to attract greater interest to the game if we strive for higher standards?
This is more a general question than specifically aimed at HB. I'd love to listen from people opposing standardised tests as to what their line of reasoning is.
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Besides do you know what the verbal part in the GMAT tests?
Standardized testing might improve the quality of the language deployed not necessarily the content and therein lies the problem with your statement I believe.
Besides it has become somewhat easy to crack these standardized tests (thanks to the Chinese ..) so maybe it is not such a great idea after all.
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
TBF it was hardly really an "owning" but Nasser certainly did well to call Shastri to account, even in the face of Shastri trying to worm his way out of it ("well I wasn't referring to you" - nah, Ravi, course you weren't).
And a big fat lol (and I suppose a short wiry Lol) at his pronouncement that England have never been number 1 in Tests.
I must admit that all I've been able to do throughout the last few weeks is rage jealously at India's vast cricketing riches
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