Beer, Chips and Cricket

This is a site about drinking beer, eating chips and thinking cricket. I am not a former player, a television commentaror or a journalist; my qualification to being worthy of hearing is that I drink a lot of beer, eat a lot of chips and think a lot about cricket. The thoughts need not be politically correct and often include colourful language but there will be no deliberate bias towards any player, community or state. I don't care about popular opinion or perceptions and I speak it as I see it.

Monday, October 29, 2007

The idiot who became a monkey

To hear the hullabaloo that the Australian media is creating about how the Australian public is going to give it back to the Indians when they tour there later his winter, it might seem that poetic justice is being meted out for a grave sin committed against the Australians.

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It is not that hard to drop the seniors ... err, make that 'Drop Dravid'

I knew that when it came down to it, showing Dravid the door would be a hundred times easier than doing it to either of the other two golden oldies, Tendulkar and Ganguly.

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Indian crowds and racism

There is a lot of discussion happening over whether Andrew Symonds had been racially abused or not. I have read so many articles on this that I feel compelled to put in my two cents on something I felt would blow over on its own, simply because it was too small. Don't get me wrong here; racism by itself is not a small matter to be dismissed lightly. But everything has to be seen on a case-to-case basis.

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Monday, October 01, 2007

India awesome, Chappell laughing, Luck with the Indians?

India has been awesome - Everyone has his own biases, little or big, and I am no exception. If I write this post tomorrow or after the Twenty20 final gets over, definitely the bias of the happenings in that match will reflect in my assessment. So based on the Indian team's performance at the Twenty20 World Cup, up to and including the semi-final against Australia, here goes nothing! Click here to read complete article

Chappell's vision was not so bad after all - Somewhere in Australia, a man reviled in India not so long ago must be having a hearty laugh. When Greg Chappell became the coach of the Indian team, he brought a vision with him. Click here to read complete article

Luck favours the brave - While there is a lot of euphoria over India's Twenty20 win, there are also those who look to throw cold water on the achievement by quoting the luck factor. There aren't so many right now, but I am sure that with the passage of time, and assuming India don't always win every match they play from now on, I can see many in the fickle Indian public, including the "experts" on TV, joining the current minority. Click here to read complete article