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Monday, December 10, 2007

Jai DADA …Cuck Fhappell...Shappell Cucks...

Dada showed all of us what great player he is, along with Yuvi he broke records and showed people like Dravid and Chappell how great he is. I think now its time both of them realize that they can't destroy any cricketer's career at will and they must learn to respect people like Dada (it will be difficult as there would be no one like Dada again).



What my friend Nitesh another Dada fan said yesterday,

Darvidian Zameen par Dada ka Double Ton...

BTW This post comes from my friend who along with me and Nitesh is the biggest dada fan ever. Shameek didn't even cut his hair for a long time waiting for a dada century to happen. Shameek runs us through the Dada stroy still reminiscent in the mind of each and every cricket fan. So fresh from a hair cut and an amazing Dada knock here is what Shameek has to say,(all what I wanted to say too)

5 log jinko DADA ne us din double hundred maar kar karara jawaab diya hai :

  • Greg Chappell : said that DADA was not mentally as well as physically fit to be in the national side.
  • Kiran More : said that DADA does not fit into the scheme of things.
  • Sharad Pawar : used him as a political pawn as and when he needed against Dalmiya group.
  • Rahul Dravid : who did not support him when he needed it the most, may b the biggest mistake by Dravid.
  • Bishan Singh Bedi : duniya ka sabse kamina ex-cricketer jo apne aap ko chhodkar baaki poori duniya ko ******* samajhta hai.

Cut back to early 90s...when this young maharaja made debut, not a great one in ODIs and when rejected to carry drinks...People said his attitude is not good and cannot fit into team....He went on to become the BEST captain of INDIA....

Come to 1996....when he was selected for England tour after 5 years...people said, he was selected because of his political backing...and went on to said "He will not continue in team"...then entered the GOD of OFF SIDE making back to back 100s on debut..."Prince is born"

he never turned back and kept scoring "sexy" square cuts...lovely off drvies and those deadly sixes....and there was a time...when he was on par with another GOD of cricket....

When Azhar was out and Sachin couldn’t handle it....he took the onus...people again said.."how can he be captain of Indian team?"...awell...we all know how Indian cricket team transformed from tigers on paper to Tigers on field....

Natwest trophy, beat AUS in India and also in their back yard..beat Pakistan,Won a mini world cup,runners in WC2003 and reached to finals in almost every tournament Indian team played...

People said he can’t play in Australia....his 144 in Brisbane set the tone for Indian fight back in Australia...

Then started decline in his personal form and people started to write off him..

"This is the end of road for Sourav"

"End of an Era"

"End of Dada Giri"

"he doesnt fit into scheme of things"

were few comments...but there were many silly and humiliating jokes cooked upon him..

He was "thrown" out of them team with out any respect...

Even few of his team members who flourished and retained in team under his captaincy didn’t even go and gave a tap on his back...

the prince was left alone. deserted....lost captaincy. lost place in team...but not the hope. not the hunger...not the fire....

December 2006...when India toured SA...team needed some experience and called him back...though people said "he will face the chin music on SA pitches"

"We dont want Sourav" were the press conference words said by the then coach and captain...

But those ignorant people forgot something..."Only challenges bring best out of warriors"...

That is what exactly he proved...played an crucial role in India's Win against SA..and was highest scorer for the series..

People kept saying he is the weak link in the side...and he kept coming up with his own replies...

Now came the thunderous punch to those people...a hundred at his own home followed by trade mark sexy stylish superb 239 which not only made a world of good to him but also bailed team out of trouble along with Yuvi and pathan.

you are looking for a clue to what has helped Sourav Ganguly sustain his spectacular run in Test cricket since his return at the fag end of last year, don't bother looking at his footwork or the flow of the bat. Take, instead, a close look at his eyes while he is batting. They speak of a calmness almost bordering on serenity, and a combination of composure and resolve. You could see it in his comeback innings in Johannesburg that fetched him an unbeaten 51 and you could see it through his epic innings in Bangalore that marked a new high in his career.

People will still say..."he doesn’t have technique..." "he cant play short balls" "he is unfit" "he is weak link"....

And I am sure they will again get their replies from this great warrior....SOURAV GANGULY.... from his bat!!!!


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16 comments:

Raja said...

Bishan Singh Bedi : duniya ka sabse kamina ex-cricketer jo apne aap ko chhodkar baaki poori duniya ko ******* samajhta hai.
Desi mahaan hai aur esme koi shak nahin hai..par yeh aadmee duniya ka sabse bada chutiya(no need to use *s) hai...for him every spinner is chucker(except him)..every captain in useless except him...he has problem with BCCI , with PCA with ICL with IPL maybe with his wife too....a total nonsense man

TheQuark said...

*Bedi: He does different antics to shock and awe people, to get some attention but falls flat on his face. He had some tiff with Gavaskar in his heydays and sometime in recent past also.

@Desi: emotionally charged post, great one indeed. Good that dada is answering by his bat.

The most hackneyed theory of all times - indian cricket captaincy as a thorn crown being peddled again.

meTaL said...

A salute to dada from one of his biggest past critics:

http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/indvpak/content/current/story/324588.html

chk out the comments too :)

trying_to_live said...

first of all hats off to a great player of Indian cricket history and i feel myself luck to be able to watch such a great player live .....
i think he is no ordinary person , It takes a attitude and lots of strength for a man to come back and give an answer to all those person who were doubting his capability , he has done something which is an inspiration for all of us to follow and learn how to fight in life ,with all ur guts . Keep it up DADA ,India is with u go on and shake the Australians ............

Shariq said...

Awesome post....I completely agree with the contents..he is the man which showed to the whole world how the "SLEDGERS" can be punched back....How can someone even think of not letting him in the Indian team is incomprehensible...
"ZOR se bolo , JAI DADA "

Gravity said...

a bit of digression but how many of you see a movie on great Dada's comeback being made?

more imp who will play dada?

TheQuark said...

Mithun Da should play it!
He won't even carry his bat to the crease. He will crack a dialoge:

'Teri jaat ka baida maroon'

and the ball will get hurled out of stadium!

desh said...

@raja
agree with u on that point, he is always after everyone

@quark
dada will keep answering, dont worry, looking forward to australian tour whr he has his 100th test match coming up
mithunda ka pata nhai

@metal
chkd that out, everyone is all gaga for dada nowadays :)

desh said...

@trying to live
amen :)

@shariq
jai dada

@gravity
movie can be made, we can have a bit of romantic angle too (a love triangle) and a chest baring oh oh jaane jaana or a darde-disco (after the natwest incident) :)

TheQuark said...

yes the man-breast baring act was also dada's idea that SRK had put to bad use

Our Indian media is too fickle. I guess it was some English player who had mention about sports media or popular media on sports. He mentioned that they don't discuss cricket but cricketers. The analysis is only on quantifiable and not quality.

Sur said...

Just wanted to come that Dada's story has unfolded like a movie-script, and came to know from the comments that a movie is actualy being made.

Pingu said...
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desh said...

@quark
srk recently admitted that it was dada's chest baring act which inspired him rather than sallu

@sur

lots of comments, lots of things but seldom does anything happens, the world needs more people like you, who actually do something, here its just a whole junk of garbage thoughts which never leads to anything

@quark

obviously it shud be, and happy new yr to u too
blog update hoga

~Amod~ said...
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~Amod~ said...

I like Dada. I'm not a big fan of him, but I really adore him for all his courage and onemanships in recent times. He is a gritty batsman, not the kind of ones that India has produced much so far. I started liking him after his 60 off 43 balls in NatWest finals.

desh said...

I think the overall respect for him has gone up after his awesome comeback :)

anyway for his fans, he has alwys been great :)