Empty thoughts and mutterings

Friday, September 16, 2005

Some thoughts

Ganguly's ill timed tantrum:

I cannot possibly understand what he was thinking when he had to go public with the info that chappell asked him to step down as captain. He cannot undo all his bad performances with one century against Zimbabwe. Don't get me wrong, I am not one of those people that say "Oh it's against zimbabwe, so it doesen't count". A century is a century, be it against Zimbabwe or a State bank XI of Travancore, or against the mighty aussies. But acting like he achieved complete redemption after this century is unforgivable.He's had a big bad period, and we've stuck with him (with reason), and it's going to take some consistent good scores to turn it around. Not one century for God's sake. He should understand that a Test batsman is expected to be consistent at that level and if he fails to perform for a long stretch, he could find himself out, however talented he maybe. Gone are the days that a player can be on a XI based on 1 innings he played 6 years ago. If you can't play, we'll find somebody that can ! We don't want captains who'll show up their coach given one excuse...so please, shut up and get on with some cricket !!

Moving on to non cricketing issues, I recently had a chance to look at an organization that priya had started with some of her buddies. I have nursed an interest for a long time, to start/help with an organization of this nature. When I was involved with LTCA, it was my interest, that along with all the cultural events that we were conducting, we should aim to get into social issues and do what we can to help. As friends/fellow bloggers of priya, I think we can help by contributing (financially and otherwise) to a noble effort like such. Priya, I did not know that you were into social outreach programs at this level. Hats off ! I recently read Ramya Nageswaran's post on Anshu Gupta's movement/organization which focusses its efforts towards recycling clothes to provide the needy and down trodden. I thought the movement was very impressive. Please take a look.

www.goonj.org

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