Some great news all round. India has taken a series winning 3-0 lead against the Sri Lankans in the 5 match one day series. Meanwhile, South Africa humiliated Australia by winning both the one day and test series. To rub salt into the wounds, New Zealand forced a win in the first one dayer against Australia on the last ball of the match.
Brad Haddin lived upto his captain’s reputation as a cheater by dislodging the bails with his gloves instead of the ball and had the gall to question Daniel Vettori when his actions were questioned. Pricky Ricky Ponting followed suit in defending his co-cheatmate. I was waiting to hear a classic in the lines of
If you are questioning my integrity, then probably you shouldn’t be sitting here.
but, unfortunately no such pearls of wisdom sprouted from Ricky’s mouth this time. In other news, Ricky Ponting has been asked to rest. Heh. Great news. If Australia are really serious about mounting any challenge to South Africa or India, they seriously need to get rid of Ricky as captain. He’s still a good batsman and commands a place in the team purely on his batting and fielding. But when it comes to captaincy, he often looks lost when the chips are down.
Roger Federer lost in the finals of the Australian Open and that’s something iam unable to come to terms with. Rafael Nadal seems to be his achilles heel. Nadal has quickly moved from being a good player on clay to grasscourts too. So, Federer has lost his monopoly in Wimbledon now having lost to Nadal last year. Am sure Federer will make a comeback and break Sampras’ record of 14 grand slams, but the delay is the killer.
Watched Vicky Cristina Barcelona last weekend. Scarlett Johansson is yummy and so is Penelope Cruz. I still cant get over the evil role of Javier Bardem in No country for old men and had a tough time thinking about him as a casanova in this movie.
Meanwhile, i will have some great 2 weeks starting this sunday. Biwi ji will join me here in Singapore 😀