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Friday, September 30, 2011

Sachin’s Dream Home

19-A, Perry Cross Street is the new address of the Indian Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. His long cherished dream of possessing his own house is now not a dream. He shifted from his old residence in La Mer Housing Society in Bandra to the 6,000 square feet bungalow on the first day of Navratri. The 'gruha-shanti' and 'vastu-puja' was done in June this year before he left for England. It is reported that the bungalow was constructed on a plot that he bought for Rs.39 crore in 2007.

The five-storeyed house has been made secure with high-walled fencing to avoid curious onlookers and special CCTV cameras and sensors were also installed. The design of the bungalow is done according to the likes and dislikes of Sachin. The three storeys are above the ground and the rest two are basement. The first basement consists of kitchen, servant quarters and master surveillance room. The other basement has been kept for car parking where several cars can be parked at the same time.

According to reports, Sachin and his wife is likely to have their bedroom on the top floor. The rooms of their two children, son Arjun and daughter Sara, is likely to be in the first floor. The ground floor consists of a large drawing room with separate dining space and a temple for Lord Ganesh. The drawing room has special display area where Sachin's innumerable medals and trophies would be kept. The main attraction of the house is a swimming pool located on the terrace.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

India Lifts The Cricket World Cup 2011

India won the World Cup Cricket 2011 by defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first. Sri Lanka batting first started off badly with an average run rate of around 3 but they ended up with a competitive score of 274. India needed 275 to win the match and the cup. India too started badly after loosing two early wickets of Sehwag and Sachin. But it was Gambhir and the Indian skipper Dhoni who guided India to the victory. Gambhir played a brilliant innings of 97 runs and Dhoni played an unbeaten innings of 91 runs. Finally India reached the targeted score. Dhoni was declared the Man of the match and Yuvraj was declared the Man of the tournament for his all round ability. India lifted the World Cup again after 28 long years. The team members dedicated the cup to Sachin, as this was his last World Cup venture. The Indian players picked up Sachin on their shoulder and went around the field once. This was also the farewell match for the Indian coach Gary Kirsten. The celebration went late up to the midnight for the Indian players but for the 121 crore Indians, the celebration went for a long time. In between the mean time, a controversy raised over the World Cup trophy. Different media claimed that the presented trophy was not the original World Cup trophy. ICC in a press meet clarified that the trophy was really a duplicate one as the original trophy was with Mumbai Custom Department. They claimed deposit money of 15 lacs from ICC but ICC refused to pay the money as so ICC presented the duplicate trophy, which they claim to be the Match Trophy. Whatever it might be, it was a fabulous moment for the Indians and we are proud to get a new world champion after two World Cup.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Shoaib Akhtar Retires After World Cup 2011

Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtar officially announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday. He decided to quit international cricket after this World Cup. The 35-year-old cricketer was commonly known as the “Rawalpindi Express” after his place of origin. He made his debut in the international cricket in the year 1997. He was one of the fastest bowlers in the world to bowl at a speed of around 100 miles/hour. He took 247 wickets in 163 ODIs, 19 wickets in 15 T20 matches and 178 wickets in 46 test matches. Shoaib Akhtar has been the most controversial bowler in his 13-year career. The cause behind his retirement is the knee injury that he is facing for a long time. He also added that he wants to make room for the new comers to take over. But the fact is that we all would be missing this pacer in the coming time.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sehwag’s Superstition And India’s First Win

India started its World Cup 2011 journey by defeating its neighbor country Bangladesh by a margin of 87 runs. The day and night match was held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and elected to field. India started off well and made a massive score of 370 runs. In response Bangladesh made a score of 283/9. Virendra Sehwag scored 175 runs, which is his highest score in ODI. But the interesting fact is that Sehwag played this match wearing a numberless jersey that just went unnoticed by all. Is this a new style statement of Sehwag or just superstition? When asked about this, Sehwag said that many astrologists advised him to use different numbers in his jersey. Fed up of this, he decided to use a numberless jersey.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


The tenth Cricket World Cup will begin on February 19, 2011. This Cricket World Cup will be jointly hosted by the 3 South Asian countries: India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The first match will be played against India and Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. The opening ceremony will be held at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka on February 17, 2011. This is the first time that Bangladesh is co-hosting a Cricket World Cup. Fourteen one-day playing countries are competeting in this World Cup. The final match is scheduled to be held on April 2, 2011.

Monday, January 24, 2011

India Vs South Africa ODI Series

The Indian cricket team is really unpredictable. After a series of fabulous wins, they have lost this series to South Africa by a margin of 3-2. The last match of the series became the deciding factor as the series was leveled after the fourth match. But Team India lost the 5th ODI at SuperSport Park by 33 runs. Yusuf Pathan’s 68-ball century went into vain. Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that South Africa deserved to win this series. But it is really a bad time for the Indian especially when the World Cup is knocking at the door. XDS2MGEVXZVU