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When Sachin hit 163…

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Now these are the very things that came to my mind when I saw Sachin turn into a non vegetarian by eating Kiwis after Kiwis and then the entire New Zealand, with his 163*. Man…wasn’t he just awesome?? 

 

 

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It must be a relief for the RBS (?? = Royal Bank of Scotland) guys, who would have sent millions on having our Sachin as their very own Indian brand ambassador. But the way Sachin played – it was like he was trying to personify the lines of an RBS commercial “Once in generations, a player is born, who changes the way game is played”. Couldn’t have chose better words. And after all those losses due to global economic meltdown, at least something is paying dividend to RBS 😉

 

It makes you feel that it is still a very good idea to support the Mukesh Ambani owned Mumbai Indians in IPL. (But supporting Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance at BSE is a different thing) 😉 (Got the hint na…)

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Sachin must have seen Aamir bhai’s GHAJINI twice!! Once to watch Aamir’s phenomenal body with his mouth wide open and shouting “Aaila!” ….and second to get tips on playing the lead in One-Man-Demolition-Roles. 😉

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Sensex on monday will rise a 163 points in appreciation of Sachin’s knock of 163*. (Am I predicting?? …of course I am 🙂 (That way, even I will have profits) )

Jai Ho!! Just imagine Sachin hitting a Six into the stands with the Oscar Dominating Jai Ho in the background. Tempting?? Even I thought so. But these ________ news channels (Help yourself an adjective in the blank) kept on repeating this ‘tempting’ concept the entire day man!!! And note that I said channel(s) and not one channel. They all did it!!

Ending with everything has always been an illusion that drives men crazy. But this knock makes me feel that Sachin will eventually be the one who is going to break one Mr. Anwar’s record of the highest individual one day score of 194. (Sorry girls, I know you wont be remembering him. But us guys, can never forget that evening – getting beaten by a person single handedly, on our own soil, in our own Independence Cup!!) 😦

And finally…is marrying a girl older than yourself, really the key to greatness?? (Hint: Saif did it too).

 

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March 8, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Lewis Hamilton’s SECRET LETTER to Barack Obama!!

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Hello Mr. Obama,

Congratulations on your victory Mr. Obama. Though I was really sad for Sarah Palin (read eye candy!!) loosing out on Vice Prez, I am happy that you have become the most powerful person of the planet. Americans now atleast have someone to show off their dislike for racism. But hey, you know me..isn’t it??

I am Lewis. Lewis Hamilton.

An F1 driver!! A world champion!! Shit…how stupid of me. You Americans don’t know that F1 stands for Formula 1…(I’ll remember it the next time). And just to prompt you to further read my letter, have a look at the picture below….I even resemble you!! OMG !!

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But unlike you, I had to work really hard for my world championship. That Massa guy, almost had it this time. Had it not been for Toyota’s Timo Glock, I would have again lost it by 1 point. God bless Timo. And the funny part is, that last year, I lost the world championship by 1 point (I know, its really sad) and this year, I won it by 1 point. But I do feel bad for Massa. The guy must be really frustrated. This time last year Felipe Massa was playing the supporting role as Ferrari team mate Kimi Raikkonen took the 2007 drivers’ championship. On Sunday at Interlagos the roles were reversed, Massa almost snatched it from me. I swear, Massa is no longer the Ferrari number 2. He is now as strong as Kimi.

And just read what Massa had to say after the race –

“It was an exciting day. We did everything to perfection and we almost managed to pull it off. Then, as I crossed the line, race engineer Rob Smedley told me that Hamilton had finished fifth and therefore he took the title by one point. Sport is like this and one has to accept that. Congratulations to Lewis: whoever gets the most points deserves the title.”

Now that’s a true gentleman. Just like us…the Britishers. Oops…Massa is a Brazilian (American). 😉

But your job is not as adrenaline pumping as mine. You have 4 years to run your country. I just have some hours to run a good race. Talking of adrenaline, how can I forget Fernando Alonso? The Spanish Bull overflowing with adrenaline. I am 100% sure that this guy is going to win the next year’s championship and have me kneeling down in front of him. But lets be a bit optimistic and cross the bridge when it comes.

So what about Palin? Can’t you persuade or force her to join you as a democrat? I swear you will have a lot of glamour in your armory. And we all know the power of glamour. 🙂 And please, do something about the economic mess that your predecessor George Bush has created. I am no expert in economy but theses guys from BBC just keep on saying that world is in a recession, USA’s economy has come to an end and ‘Queen knows what not’.

What else…?? I think I will now spend some more time with my new girlfriend and my autobiography. I have to complete it soon or I’ll become too old.

Till then, cheers to ‘our colored victory.’

Yours

Lewis

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Fernando Alonso read and replied to my letter!!!

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Now this is something amazing. I wrote a letter to the 2 time world champion Fernando Alonso.

You can read the letter – My Letter to Fernando Alonso.

Though I never expected him to reply, but amazingly, he did!! And how? He won the inaugural Night Grand Prix in Singapore after starting 15th on the grid!!

Fernando Alonso

And let alone us, even Fernando was surprised. This is what he said – “It was fantastic. I can’t believe it and I think I need a couple of days to realize we have won a race.”

Fernando…thank you for reading & responding to my letter.

An open letter to Fernando Alonso

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Hi Fernando,

It would be very stupid to ask you about you well being. I know you are not good right now. And its the Renault’s useless shit-on-wheels that is troubling you this year. But, how could you sign them on for 1 more year? You should have waited a bit more to see if they are getting any better or may be some other team might be interested in you.

Never mind. The point is that you have been the world champion twice. But if I did not tell those watching the race about your previous victories, your current form won’t prove your heroics at all. So that’s a serious problem for you dude. But now my confessions to you. I always was and will remain a big fan of Schumi. Michael was literally a rule changer. I don’t think that anyone was ever, in sporting history of any sports, was so instrumental in getting the rules changed, just because, he was too good for others!! But Michael is not in game anymore. Lucky you. So here comes my next confession. You are the best that we currently have in all the drivers. Your aggression of Spanish Bull, your maneuvers with terrible Renaults, your moving up the ranks having started at the back of the grid, are all awesome. So why am I telling you all this? Because I want someone deserving to win the championships. And for that you just need 2 things. First is a good car. A driver is not complete in himself. A car and driver are one unit. So find your better half and do it soon. Secondly, you should learn from this guy,…..what is his name….lemme see… yes….. Kimi ‘I AM ICE COLD’ Raikkonen. I am sure you might have heard about him. 😉 Aggression does not always pay. Just see how cool this Kimi man is? And did you see that last year when he won the championship from you and Lewis, he did not even celebrate too much. I know that you are more aggressive while you are unconscious, than he is in his F1 car. But still, you need to take some yoga classes or ice pack treatments from him to cool yourself down. So won’t I suggest some lessons from Lewis Hamilton. No. Never. You are far better than he is.

I know you secretly desire to join the ranks of Ferrari. Oh come on… its not a surprise find by me. I know your ‘BULL’ish instinct and I am not color blind that I could not notice that Ferrari is you favorite or most ‘hated’ color. But dude, there will be certain problems for you at Ferrari. You are a hot tempered man and so is the Italian team. And sooner or later, Schumi will start running the team. And its very obvious that you don’t want to answer to Schumi, do you? So be cool and don’t take your decisions with your hot head. You can always contact me for further directions.

And yes…don’t worry if you don’t make any significant contribution to the first night GP at Singapore. I am not expecting anything with you, in that SHIT Renault.

Be brave

A Ferrari Fan

The Best ‘Indian’ Olympics ever at Beijing

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So how long have you waited for something? One year, 2 years, 10 years!!

We Indians have waited for over 100 years to witness the spectacle given below.

 

India at top
India at top

 (I love ‘India over China’ in this picture)

The reason? Because inspite of being a country of 1.1 billion people, we had never ever, till date won an individual Olympics gold. 

But on just the 3rd day of the Beijing Olympics, we witnessed what no Indian had ever seen before. An inspired Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal in the Men’s 10m Air Rifle in Beijing on August 11 with an incredible performance in the final. He shot a total score of 700.5.

Going into the last shot, Bindra and Hakkinen were tied for first place, but Bindra had saved the best for the last and secured the gold medal with his best shot of the final, an outstanding 10.8!

After the win, Abhinav was showered with unimaginable amounts of monetary rewards by the different state governments and individuals. Even his father gifted him a 200 crore hotel!!!!! We can say that he was lucky to enjoy the backing of an indulgent and rich father; he never had to worry about money while pursuing his passion, or distress over his future in case of failure. But, it is not the support system that makes the champion. Champions do there own bidding. He won because he had a dream, and because he pursued it single-mindedly. He practiced until he became almost perfect.

Abhinav had broken the jinx and got us the medal. And to tell the truth, all those known to me (me included) were of the opinion that we had done it for the games. No more expectations. All our desires were fulfilled with the Gold Abhinav brought.

I would like to thank Abhinav for bringing tears in my mother’s eye. She just loved the victory.

And then came another shocker!

We got another medal!

A bronze!

This time it was Sushil Kumar, claiming the bronze in the Men’s Freestyle Wrestling 66 kilogram class on 20th August. Kumar took three periods to beat Leonid Spiridonov of Kazakhstan 2-1, 0-1 and 1-0.

 

Wrestlemania!!!
Wrestlemania!!!

One gold seemed enough for us, and here, Sushil Kumar had put the icing on the cake! I can surely say that it was one of the ‘pleasantest’ surprises of India’s sporting history. And Sushil’s expression said it all. He knew what this medal meant to us and to him.

And on the 12th day of the Olympics, a 3rd medal for India was guaranteed. Now this was seriously unbelievable for us. We have never had it this good in any Olympics till now.

 

 

Wanna fight him?
Wanna fight him?
India’s Vijender Kumar beat Carlos Gongora of Ecuador 9-4 in the quarter-finals of the 75kg middleweight category of the boxing event on Wednesday to guarantee India another medal at the Beijing Olympics. He eventually did win a bronze.

I really lack words to express my feelings. 3 medals!! Just awesome! Simply divine. We had never had it this good and I would say that this Olympic outing of ours was even better than 1983 Cricket world cup win. What was great about these medals was that they came from people who were never really expected to do a lot. No medals came from the hyped Paes-Bhupati, Sania Mirza, Rathore, Anju George, Bhagwat etc. And how can we ever forget – our hockey team didn’t make it to Beijing.

What these 3 guys have done is that, they have torched the Olympic fire in India in a big way. Now they have become national heroes and kids want to imitate them. And when kids get involved in a big way in something, the results are astonishing. This is what happened to cricket.

What else to say but thanks to Abhinav, Sushil, Vijender.