India vs Sri Lanka – India Wins World Cup

Mera Bharat Mahan – India Cricket Champions

Aha, the big day – the Cricket World Cup Finals – has arrived.

And commentators Nasser Hussain and Sourav Ganguly are going blah, blah.

It’s 4:45AM ET here in the U.S. and from our convenient perch in front of the TV, we see a huge crowd at the stadium.

SL just won the toss and opted to bat.

Kumar Sangakkara is an eloquent fella, smooth English. SL is going in with Six batsmen and five bowlers.

For India, Sreesanth is in, in place of the injured Ashish Nehra.

Final Scores
Sri Lanka 274-6 in 50 overs
India 277-4 in 48.2 overs

M.S.Dhoni is Man of the Match

Yuvraj Singh is Man of the Series

India Batting:

1:19PM ET – India is the 2011 World Cup Cricket Champion

Dhoni wraps up game with magnificent Six. India 277-4

1:12PM ET – Open the Bottles. Get Ready for the Party. India needs 16 Runs to win from 3 overs

1:01PM ET – Batting Powerplay Starts. Will we see Fireworks Now?

12:58PM ET – Yuvraj survives lbw Review. 33 Runs needed from 33 balls

12:55PM ET – Close shave for Dhoni on Run Out.

12:53PM – Nice Six from Dhoni ๐Ÿ˜› India 240-4 after 44 overs

12:43 PM – Much Needed boundary. 227-4

12:40PM ET – Holy Christ! Gautam Gambhir (97) out b Thisara Perera. Needless shot. India 223-4

12:28PM ET – Rajinikanth’s presence working magic. India 210-3 after 39 overs

12:21PM ET – Folks, are we looking at an Indian Victory? India 204-3 after 38 overs

12:06PM ET – Keep going, guys! India 183-3 after 35 overs.

11:46AM ET – Wow, at last Dhoni hits a Boundary. Is it the Rajinikanth magnetic waves? India 157-3 after 31 overs.

11:44AM ET – India Safe as long as Rajinikanth is in the stadium ๐Ÿ˜‰

11:43AM ET – India 151-3 after 30 overs.

11:13AM – Indian captain MS Dhoni walks in.

11:12AM ET – Holy Christ. Virat Kohli c & b Dilshan. Awesome catch. India 114-3

11:08AM ET – After 20 overs, India 105-2; SL were 83-2 after 20 overs

11:02AM ET – India close to 100 milestone. 99-2 after 19 overs

10:52AM ET – 16 overs up. India 86-2

10:39AM ET – The spinners come on. Suraj Randiv is the bowler.

10:37AM ET – 13 overs up. Mercifully no more wickets down. India 68-2. Run Rate 5.23

10:15AM ET – India 35-2 after 9 overs.

10:10AM ET – Is India F*cked?

10:08AM ET – India in trouble. 32-2 Wicket Maiden over from Malinga.

10:02AM ET – Holy Christ. Sachin Tendulkar Out c Kumar Sangakkara b Lalisth Malinga India 31-2 in 6.1 overs. Virat Kohli walks in

10:00AM ET – India 31-1 after 6 overs

9:52AM ET – Couple of nice boundaries by Sachin. India 26-1 after 4 overs. ๐Ÿ˜›

9:47AM ET – Nice fielding by SL. India 15-1 after 3 overs

9:37AM ET – Not a Good start. India 4-1 at the end of first over

9:34AM ET – Gautam Gambhir walks in.

9:31 AM – Holy Christ! Virender Sehwag Out lbw Lasith Malinga India 0-1

9:29AM ET – Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar have walked in. A lot rides on these top-order batsmen if India wants to lift the cup. Lasith Malinga is their opening bowler.

Sri Lanka Batting:

**** 9:13AM ET – If we were the betting kind, we’d wager India has only a 40% chance of victory given SL’s solid score and the unpredictability of our batsmen lately. ๐Ÿ™

9:11AM ET – Feeling very nervous! This one’s gonna be very tough for India.

9:08AM ET – SL Sets a tough target for India 274-6. Shame, 63 Runs come from the Powerplay. ๐Ÿ™

9:02AM ET – 1 over left. SL 256-6 ๐Ÿ™

8:57 AM ET – Jai Hanuman. Kulasekara run outย  SL heading to a Decent Total. After 48 overs, SL 248-6 Superb innings by Mahela Jayawardena 100 NO

8:52AM ET – 3 overs left & SL 231-5

8:33AM ET – Eating Poori for breakfast. Poori always works for Indian victory. No kidding. If India wins today, remember our Poori played a role. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  SL 205-5 after 44 overs.

8:30AM ET – SL 199-5 after 43 overs

8:25AM ET – Good News. SL unlikely to go beyond 225-235.

8:20AM ET – After 41 overs, SL 186-5

8:16AM ET – Jai Hanuman Chamara Kapugedara Out c Suresh Raina b Zaheer Khan SL 182-5

8:12 AM ET – How did we manage all these years without the review system.

8:08AM ET – Jai Hanuman Samaraweera (21) Out lbw Yuvraj Singh. SL 179-4

****8:05AM ET – Thank You looks like another of Akshay Kumar’s Leave Your Brains at Home movies.

8:00AM ET – Kinda getting boring now. No fireworks. SL 171-3 after 37 overs

7:48AM ET – SL 155-3 after 34 overs

7:41AM ET – Cricket Legend (don’t ask who, there’s only one) comes in to bowl.

7:39AM ET – Close shave for Samaraweera! Hard decision to make. SL 143-3

7:35AM ET – Hang Sreesanth. Hang Sreesanth. Hang Sreesanth. 8-0-52-0

7:29AM ET – After 30 overs, SL 132-3

7:15AM ET – Jai Hanuman.Kumar Sangakkara (48) c Dhoni b Yuvraj. SL 122-3. Samaraweera walks in.

7:06AM ET – SL 105-2 after 25 overs

6:50AM ET – Worried. Yuvraj Singh comes in to bowl. ๐Ÿ™ SL 86-2 after 21 overs.

6:45AM ET – Sreesanth MUST go. Look at the figures below:

Sreesanth – 6-0-39-0
Zaheer Khan 5-3-6-1
Harbajan Singh 3-0-17-1

6:37AM ET – How Blessed we are. Saw Indian Movie stars Rajinikanth aka GOD, Ranbhir Kapoor, Saif Ali Kkan, Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan in the stadium. Did we miss any one?

6:34AM ET – Indian Hanumans creating chaos in Sri Lankan fortress

6:33AM ET – Can India retain the momentum? That is the BIG question. Mahela Jayawardena is new batsman in.

6:29AM ET – Jai Hanuman. Dilshan bowled Harbajan Singh. SL 60-2 in 16.3 overs. Singh is King. ๐Ÿ˜›

6:27AM ET – Another wicket would be nice. SL 60-1 after 16 overs

6:20AM ET – Singh is here. Harbajan Singh to bowl his first over.

6:12AM ET – SL 54-1 after 13 overs. Very Expensive over from Sreesanth. Was it 15 runs conceded? ๐Ÿ™

****6:05AM ET – God exists! Just saw God in the stadium oops Rajinikanth ๐Ÿ˜‰

5:52AM ET – After 10 overs, SL 31-1

****5:50AM ET – Willow TV good reception so far. Watching on TV today.

5:46AM ET – Just saw Presidents of India & SL in the stadium. Can Pratiba Patil even spell kirkett? ๐Ÿ˜‰

5:38AM ET – India sitting pretty. 19-1 after 7 overs.

5:33AM ET – SL Captain Kumar Sangakkara walks in.

5:32AM ET – Jai Hanuman. Tharanga is chow c Sehwag b Zaheer SL 17-1. Nice diving catch.

5:28AM ET – Sreesanth is beginning to worry us. 2 boundaries in 3 balls. SL 17-0 after 6 overs.

5:25AM ET – Wonderpool, Wonderpool; Another Maiden Over from Zaheer Khan. SL 9-0 after 5 overs.

5:17AM ET – Wonderful. A maiden over from Zaheer Khan. Need more such overs. ๐Ÿ˜›

5:14AM – Suresh Raina is the Eknath Solkar of our era. Any of you schmucks heard of Eknath Solkar?

****5:13AM ET -The Stupid “My Name is Maya…husband Kamal stupid Sri Lanka matrimony ad again. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

5:12AM ET -2 Overs up & SL are 7-0

5:07AM ET – Sreesanth bowling. Hope he’s not expensive.

5:02AM ET – Zaheer Khan is opening bowler. Tharanga and Dilshan are the batsmen.

61 Responses to "India vs Sri Lanka – India Wins World Cup"

  1. เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   April 2, 2011 at 5:02 am

    เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy present sir/madam. Responds:

    Marked Present. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Good morning, sweetie.

    • เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   April 2, 2011 at 5:34 am

      Hope Zak will get Dilshan too.. then Sreesanth can bowl without fear. Responds:

      Sometimes Oftentimes we wonder if Sreesanth is ready for prime time. ๐Ÿ™

  2. kd36939   April 2, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Good Morning SI. Present. Responds:

    Good Morning, Sweetie!

    Early in the day for all of us in NA. ๐Ÿ™

    It’d be nice to see them play by Eastern Time in future.

  3. logu   April 2, 2011 at 5:54 am

    cant believe my eyes! is it the same indian fielding or had they got some superpower Responds:

    Yes, whatever kalla sarayam (illicit hooch) they drank last night is working! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • boopalanj   April 2, 2011 at 5:58 am

      yes, I was wondering too ๐Ÿ™‚ Yuvraj made a nice dive just few balls ago, I wish it was a catch ๐Ÿ™ Responds:

      You write: I wish it was a catch

      We wish SL were all out by now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. boopalanj   April 2, 2011 at 5:54 am

    watching it on Live streaming from ๐Ÿ™

    Have to get to home soon..! Responds:

    We’re streaming the game to TV today…usually we stream it to PC.

  5. Aswin_Kini   April 2, 2011 at 6:01 am

    I can understand many of Dhoni’s decisions, but including Sreeshanth instead of Ashish Nehra, when we had other bowlers?????

    I would love to see what Dhoni is going to say today. The experts have predicted that the pitch will most definitely turn and India are batting second. Sreesanth is a god-given gift on his day and god-forsaken idiot on most other days, surely some idiotic Indian fan is gonna call this a masterstroke from DHONI????????

    Lemme tell you SI. I just had a bad day today, but seeing Dhoni’s decision to play an extra seamer has made it worse.

    I hope Sreesanth bowls the spell of his life today. He is toooo lucky to represent India and should be putting his 100% to bowl his team to victory instead of acting like a monkey and bowling wayward deliveries. Responds:

    Very unfortunate that Ashish Nehra had to fracture his finger on the non-bowling right-hand. ๐Ÿ™

    Nehra is more economical.

    • boopalanj   April 2, 2011 at 6:12 am

      It started to yield some “results” already! An expensive over just now by Sreesanth!!!!

      Lets wait and watch Responds:

      Was it 15 Runs? We counted 3 boundaries. ๐Ÿ™

      Yeah, Sreesanth just seems incapable of handling the pressure.

      • boopalanj   April 2, 2011 at 6:16 am

        Yes, 15.

  6. kd36939   April 2, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Did you see Rajinikanth? Responds:

    Yes, just saw God! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Immediately blogged about it too.

  7. logu   April 2, 2011 at 6:10 am

    how great is sreesanth? just when i was impressed with his first 2 overs he comes back to make my assumption wrong. Now, hes back to where he is best at. leaking runs,bowling noballs Responds:

    The 13th over (Sreesanth) was way too expensive.

  8. boopalanj   April 2, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Just saw the last few moments of ad of Ra.One !!! Did not look like a Robot?!? Responds:

    Sad, we get only the stupid Matrimony ads in North America. ๐Ÿ™

    Last match, we got a few ads for Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Thank You (April 8).

  9. เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   April 2, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Let’s thank Allah too.. ALLAH-OOOOOOOOOOH-AKBAR!!! Responds:

    You know the story of how Hanuman set fire to Sri Lanka with his tail.

    Indian bowlers and fielders are doing the same today.

    • เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   April 2, 2011 at 6:38 am

      get one of these two titans.. and we will be onto the brittle middle order. Responds:

      True, the pressure will mount greatly on SL then.

      They’re already under some pressure.

  10. logu   April 2, 2011 at 6:37 am

    wow bhajji and zak just would have inspired poonam pandey to unbutton the shirt slowly way to go!! Responds:

    It seems someone has filed a case against Poonam Pandey. ๐Ÿ™

    India has no respect for Sati Savitris. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. curiousboy   April 2, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Didn’t you see Shahid Kapoor? Responds:

    No, although we thought we saw Anushka Sharma dadi. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. logu   April 2, 2011 at 7:03 am

    it seems if Srilanka take the batting powerplay and if that moron freesanth given the ball then poonam will wrap herself like jayalalitha and wear a burqa also… Responds:

    Looks like Poonam Pandey is the new Indian item girl.

  13. shadowfax_arbit   April 2, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Thank God the match is not in Bangalore. It’s raining here. Responds:

    Looks like someone’s always pissing on Bangalore’s parade.

  14. curiousboy   April 2, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Rightly said by the commentators! Never noticed Jayawardane. Man, he’s going at a brisk pace. ๐Ÿ™ Responds:

    They have to break this partnership. Soon.

    • shadowfax_arbit   April 2, 2011 at 7:14 am

      Broken ๐Ÿ™‚ Responds:

      As the virgin’s son said: Ask and it shall be granted unto you. ๐Ÿ˜›

  15. เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   April 2, 2011 at 7:17 am

    yay! the smug bastard a.k.a eloquent fellow is out ALLAH-OOOOOOOOH-AKBAR Responds:

    We like Kumar Sangakkara.

    He comes across as confident but not cocky.

    • เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   April 2, 2011 at 7:19 am

      lol.. Dhoni is trying to sneak in Sreesanth’s 4 overs now. Responds:

      Somebody, please give Sreesanth some weed!

      Just conceded another boundary. ๐Ÿ™

  16. เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   April 2, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Aleem Dar is terrific. Responds:

    That was a very, very tough decision.

  17. logu   April 2, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Yes sanga is indeed liked by one and all.

    The non-Asian media keep heaping praise on this bloke for his calm and dignified personality. He looks confident and matured and he presents himself in a eloquent and dignified manner which is a rare amongst Asian cricketers barring Sachin and Dravid. Responds:

    Agree 100%.

  18. logu   April 2, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Henceforth the moron sreesanth should be referred as Freesanth Responds:

    Hang the swine.

    BTW, is his father rich, uncle a minister or brother a Don? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. curiousboy   April 2, 2011 at 8:50 am

    You’re wrong! SL will reach 260. ๐Ÿ™ Responds:

    Unfortunately, yes! ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

  20. rakeshbaba   April 2, 2011 at 9:13 am

    wat a rubbish bowling performance from the indian team,india may lose this Responds:

    We’re already starting to have doubts about India’s victory. ๐Ÿ™

    • rakeshbaba   April 2, 2011 at 9:16 am

      But if anyone repeats jayawardene innings india have chance

  21. logu   April 2, 2011 at 9:14 am

    our bowling this match had from good to bad to worse( if i say good i mean zaks earlier spell not that moron freesanth). Now the task of chasing looks a bit gloomy considering theyve gone in with 5 specialist bowlers. Responds:

    If you know any bookies, bet $100 for us on a SL victory. ๐Ÿ™

    • rakeshbaba   April 2, 2011 at 9:19 am

      ha ha,lets hope for the best, one thing is sure that dhoni has to bat well,other wise he does not deserve to lift the world cup,remember 2003 world cup won by aussies because of thier captain ponting

  22. Aswin_Kini   April 2, 2011 at 9:20 am

    As I say, Srilanka have scored 274, an above-par not an impossible total. Jayawardane batted beautifully, India bowled badly and horribly chose Sreesanth instead of Aswin. Dhoni, that idiot, has eggs all over his face now. But still most of you folks will choose to glorify him for something else ๐Ÿ™

    As for the total, I saw the way the ball never swung and there really seemed to be nothing in the pitch for the bowlers to bowl at ๐Ÿ™ I guess if Indian batting clicks and clicks big time, we can see Sangakkara cursing himself and Dhoni lifting the cup.

    I am not sure why I am typing this. Doesn’t make sense, but some Indian batsmen has to play the innings of a lifetime to win India this match. I hope it is Sehwag, aptly supported by Sachin and others. India can win this as the boundaries are short and most importantly the Srilankan bowling attack comprises of just 2 spinners (Randiv and Murali). If the Indian batsmen click, you can see India winning with one over to spare. Else, match over in no time. ๐Ÿ™

    I am skipping the rest of the match. Hopefully, when I return at 10pm, I can see an Indian victory with 2 overs to spare (Now that’s what I call DREAMING). Please pray for an Indian win. If there is someone called as God, he/she/it should make India win.

    To be frank, I expect an Anti-climax. I hope India prevails in it. Responds:

    Well, we don’t think prayers are going to help today with 274 on the board.

  23. logu   April 2, 2011 at 9:23 am

    That was a calm and composite century from classy and elegant Mahela. He finally overcame his wifes superstitions. Well played ! Responds:

    We hope some Indian batsman will play an anchor innings!

  24. logu   April 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Now theres the first nail in the coffin. Responds:

    Sad! ๐Ÿ™

  25. kd36939   April 2, 2011 at 9:41 am

    At least for the sake of supporters in this continent sacrificing sleep and work hours, India should win ๐Ÿ™ Responds:

    That’s a good reason to demand an Indian victory.

    For the sake of North American desis who get up early to watch the matches India has to win. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. Aswin_Kini   April 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

    This may seem to be a stupid comment. But I think India can pull it off still. All they have to do is play out Malinga and Murali and start attacking the others.

    I still feel India will and can win this. Anything is possible in cricket.

    Till date, 240+ happens to be the highest total chased in World Cup finals, this is the perfect time to break the record.

    My observation may seem implausible considering the score, but please remember the boundaries are short, the pitch is not as slow as it seems. All India needs is to build some huge partnerships and our lower middle order can take us home.

    May the better side win. May India be the better side. I am positive India will WIN.
    Hopefully, my next comment will be about an India victory. This total seems huge, but by no means impossible to score. Responds:

    All depends on Sachin, Gautam, Yuvraj & Virat.

    The rest (including the not-in-form Dhoni) are for the most part dummy variables.

  27. kd36939   April 2, 2011 at 10:21 am

    The poori you had is made fresh or frozen? ๐Ÿ˜ Responds:

    Fresh. Really. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Upma breakfast by North American desis is bad luck for India. Avoid it. ๐Ÿ™

  28. STG   April 2, 2011 at 10:21 am

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Our batsmen peed over all who hailed over India’s glory on this WC.

    Being against cricket forever, the curse I worked out with my ouija board yesterday night didnt let me down. All you guys who screamed 1983 (ahem…including SI)…its just gonna be another 2003 WC final when Australia hammered India ๐Ÿ˜‰ Responds:

    You write: Our batsmen peed over all who hailed over India’s glory on this WC. Being against cricket forever, the curse I worked out with my ouija board yesterday night didnt let me down.

    You may well be right but we suggest you wait a while before donning your batting incontinence pads. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. logu   April 2, 2011 at 11:31 am

    i had a slight glimmer of a hope when kohli and gambhir were going steadily. Now with kohli gone, my hopes are completely shattered. It would be a miracle if India manage to pull it off. Responds:

    There’s some hope left as long as Gautam Gambhir is around plus there’s still Yuvraj. No hope from Dhoni. ๐Ÿ™

    If all fails, there’s Rajinikanth in the stadium. Put some pads on him and hand him a bat. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  30. STG   April 2, 2011 at 11:44 am

    You want Rajni to play cricket? here you go…once you give him the pads, he might ask why the (sanitary) pads are so long and rigid…lol Responds:

    First Boundary from Dhoni.

    Told you Rajini is working a miracle by just being in the stadium. ๐Ÿ˜›

  31. logu   April 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    we cant lose it from now. well played Mahi. Well played GAUTI EXCELLENT 97. HUM DUM HAKAR BAKAR EK CHUKKA 44444 OUR EK CHHAKKA 6666666

  32. curiousboy   April 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    The 1983 Calendar Repeats Again! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ Responds:


  33. STG   April 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    all my curses went in vein…I should ask for reimbursement ๐Ÿ˜‰ Responds:

    Get a new Ouija board. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  34. logu   April 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    yippie yippie we aree the champs, ya yayayayayayay sachin finally got what he deserved.time for huge celebrations let the party begin. cheers for you from my end! jai hind! Responds:

    Feeling Good! ๐Ÿ˜›

  35. Aswin_Kini   April 2, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Hey guess what?


    DHONI made me eat my words. Hats off to Dhoni for making a Sachin and a billion others happy.

    Thank you SI for being India’s big luck charm.

    To put this win into perspective
    1) Second World Cup win for India – A gap of 28 long years ๐Ÿ™‚
    2) First team to have won chasing a total of excess of 270. Third team overall to win chasing.
    3) First world cup whose winning shot was a six. And who else but Dhoni to hit it ๐Ÿ™‚
    4) And yet again the winning team captain plays a crucial innings ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have to eat back my words regarding Dhoni’s form. He hit the runs when it mattered most. Hats off to Dhoni. eggs on my face ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t care A WIN IS A WIN IS A WIN>

    Kreacher: Buddy, time to celebrate ๐Ÿ™‚

    @SI: Go easy on the booze ๐Ÿ™‚

    @all SI friends: Have a great bash ๐Ÿ™‚ Responds:

    You write: Thank you SI for being India’s big luck charm.

    It’s all the Poori we had this morning & the Upma we avoided. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  36. kd36939   April 2, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Poori it is!

    Such a nice feeling. Loss of sleep for the past 2 weeks is worth it.

    Thanks SI for your entertaining commentary. It was fun to watch the match and see the comments section. Great job guys. We just had a tequila shot to celebrate. I am sure you would be celebrating too.

    Enjoy! Responds:

    Thank You, Sweetie!

    We enjoyed it as much as all you guys.

  37. logu   April 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    if you get any indian tv channels like ndtv cnnibn,just tune into see the wild and frenzied celebrations. Jai hind!proud to feel an indian today. (one of the very few days) Responds:

    Watching celebrations on Times Now live on iPhone (Yupp TV Application).

  38. เฎฎเฏเฎฉเฎฟAndy   April 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    DHONI THE HANUMAN.. celebrated with beer and champagne.. Responds:

    Watching Indian celebrations.

    So many Indian channels free via Yupp TV App on iPhone.

    Great reception.

  39. logu   April 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful coverage. I guess you need some quite period after such anb exhausting coverage.just ignore bollywood kollywood trashes for sometime and enjoy ur time alone. bye bye and good night.cheers! Responds:

    Good night, Sweetie!

    Thanks for the nice words.

    We enjoyed it as much as all you guys.

    Times Now is playing Live on the iPhone.

  40. rakeshbaba   April 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    quote of the day -when commentator asking virat kohli what was it like when he was holding sachin in his shoulders
    kohli replied-“sachin held the burden for 21 years ,i just held him for 3 min”.that’s a great gesture from to cricket god sachin, sachin deserves more than anyone in india.

    dhoni the man with golden touch did it again, hurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrayyyyyyyyy

  41. Aswin_Kini   April 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    “thats a great gesture from to cricket god sachin,sachin deserves more than anyone in india.dhoni the man with golden touch did it again,hurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrayyyyyyyyy”- Sachin deserves every bit of attention he got today ๐Ÿ™‚

    I guess he will score his 100th and 101th Internationl hundreds and retire. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope that match will be a final too ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. mambo#5   April 2, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Amazing win by India and Dhoni finally stepped up at the time of need…Congrats India for winning the cup after 28 long years…btw guys..any whereabouts of Ms.Poonam Pandey?..I believe she promised us all something ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ Responds:

    Hey, anybody seen that Poonam pussy cat? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?
    I’ve been down to the Indian players dressing room.
    Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you do there?
    I asked the players to show me the bats that won the World Cup.

    Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you do with their bats?
    I asked the players, why are your bats long and hard.
    Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did the players say?
    They said, To strike the balls outside the field.

    Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you then do?
    I asked the players, where are your balls
    Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did the players say?
    They said, look right behind our bats.

    Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you then do?
    I lifted their bats to look for the balls.
    Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you find?
    I found so many big balls, Punjabi Balls, Mumbai balls, Delhi Balls.

    Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you do with the balls?
    I said, Bollocks and jumped on the long, hard bats.
    Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you do with their bats?
    I went sliding up & down the long & hard bats.

    Pussy cat, pussy cat, what was it like with all those bats?
    Ooh, Aah, I had a jolly good time, a jolly good time.
    Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you do to their bats?
    I turned all their long & hard bats into small and soft bats.

    • shadowfax_arbit   April 3, 2011 at 2:40 am

      WOW that was so creative!! Responds:

      Improved it a bit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  43. shadowfax_arbit   April 3, 2011 at 2:40 am

    Was out on the road for celebration last night. Got a feeling as if India won freedom. Lots of dance and party.

    Fitting final. Wat a match. Hats off to Dhoni for the captain knock.. Responds:

    You write: Got a feeling as if India won freedom

    Are you living under Karunanidhi’s tyranny?

  44. STG   April 3, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Today I was walking down the road and many guys who passed in two wheelers screamed ‘tuk tuk India go’ thinking I am a cricket fanatic…gross ๐Ÿ˜‰

    btw…whats your overall feel about this whole tournament? you were tightly following it so I guess you are the right guy to ask…do you think India deserved to lift the cup?…I know you are mostly diplomatic ๐Ÿ™‚ Responds:

    1. You write: btw…whats your overall feel about this whole tournament?

    Interesting on the whole.

    There were tense moments in various matches, not just the ones India featured in.

    For instance, Ross Taylor’s 131 no against Pakistan was an extraordinary knock.

    On the whole, the $139 or wateva we paid Willow TV was worth it.

    2. You write: do you think India deserved to lift the cup

    This is an interesting question with perhaps an insinuation that India did not deserve to win. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    We think India deserved to win because they were the better team yesterday.

    But as with everything else in life, luck played a major role in India’s ultimate victory. Sachin Tendulkar had so many lives in the semi-final match against Pakistan. Pakistan lost the match, in part, because of their bad luck. Who knows what other factors were at play. Some players like Misbah played in a weird manner.

    Bottom line, in life sometimes things just happen whether the winners/losers deserve it or not.

    3. You write: I know you are mostly diplomatic

    Hey, the last thing people can accuse us of is being diplomatic.

    • STG   April 3, 2011 at 11:39 am

      That was quiet a bird-view thoughts ๐Ÿ˜‰

      But I dont understand two things…why players use lots and lots of unnecessary adjectives (fantastic, mind-blowing, etc) when questioned about the match?

      Why it is considered to be great to win the cup on home soil (all channels flash that India is the first of this kind)? doesn’t it the easiest since our players can easily manipulate the pitch?

      you say “Hey, the last thing people can accuse us of is being diplomatic”

      but that’s one of the stuff which attracts me to visit your blog often (no flattering) ๐Ÿ˜‰ Responds:

      1. You write: why players use lots and lots of unnecessary adjectives (fantastic, mind-blowing, etc) when questioned about the match?

      If you are speaking of South Asian players, most of them are not articulate in English.

      Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara is one of the rare eloquent exceptions with a smooth flow, no fumbling, no mistakes. Pakistani & Bangladeshi players are probably the worst (the only words we understand when they speak are Allah, Allah).

      Also, when the vocabulary is limited people tend to fall back on the few hyperboles they’ve heard on TV. Another reason could be the PR folks who coach the players on what words to use.

      2. You write: Why it is considered to be great to win the cup on home soil (all channels flash that India is the first of this kind)?

      That’s stupid shit.

      What difference does it make whether you win the cup at Lord’s (1983) or Wankhede Stadium.

      Most media people on TV/print are schmucks who wouldn’t be able to find their b*lls or p*ssies without an anatomical atlas.

  45. abhi220   April 4, 2011 at 12:13 am

    For the first time we badly missed being in India. After the match, slept for 17 hours. Did not get up even for dinner.

    I expected Gambhir to be awarded man of the match.

    Did you notice in the post match ceremony how our players did not even congratulate Srilankan team for reaching the finals? That was a bit embarrassing. Sangakkara indeed is in a different league altogether.

    Btw, did someone complained about ‘allah-oo-akbar’ thing? Responds:

    You write: Did you notice in the post match ceremony how our players did not even congratulate Srilankan team for reaching the finals? That was a bit embarrassing.

    Yes, the way the Sri Lankan team was totally ignored was too embarrassing to watch.

    But then Indians are crude, inconsiderate bastards. So, one shouldn’t really be surprised at such gauche behavior from them.

  46. What_if   April 4, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Respecter Madam/Sir,
    As I was deeply engrossed and didnโ€™t move out of my seat during the final match to watch India win the WC โ€“( except for pouring a drink for myself & my friend during the final few overs) , I was absent! Pray grant the leaveโ€ฆ

    Congrats! to the Indian Cricket Team and a special thanks to the Captain MS Dhoni for his superb knock and leadership. What a fantastic WIN it turned out to be, all old memories and the same euphoric feelings returned after 28 years. Enjoyed the match and after the match went down to the street, to watch the fans celebrate by beating the drums, shouting and dancing, I even played the Djembe drums for them to dance and joined the street party and had a Blast! In life such Merriment comes once in 28 yearsโ€ฆechoing you..canโ€™t say if we will be around for the next timeโ€ฆ unless they win again in the next edition. Mera Bharat Mahan (this time in its true sense).

    Thank you SI for the wonderful coverage, comments and added entertainment during the entire WC.

    Now, we look forward to read your opinion on how The Father of The Nation was diametrically opposite to our present day political asses, in his principles and thought which brought down the British Empire on its knees. We arenโ€™t interested where he dug his pole… but how he managed to raise the tricolor on the flag pole. Responds:

    1. You write: after the match went down to the street, to watch the fans celebrate by beating the drums, shouting and dancing, I even played the Djembe drums for them to dance

    Where we live, the only cricket people have heard of is the grasshopper-like insect.

    2. You write: We arenโ€™t interested where he dug his pole…

    Who knows….the way to becoming a Mahatma may ultimately depend on where you drill your pole. So, let’s not ignore anything in our pursuit of ‘truth.’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  47. Naveen   April 4, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    This was the best World Cup since 1992. 1992 had the best grounds and a format that had every team play the other before knockouts.

    What a way to end the finals! A huge SIX by the Indian Captain. I bet it will stay etched in the memories of this generation for the rest of our lives.

    Beating Pakistan and Australia before the finals meant India already played 2 finals like matches. To go on and win a 3rd one was great.

    Thanks to team India for the wonderful memories. Thanks to all the teams especially England for so many close finishes. Thanks to the organizers for a relatively well organized event.

  48. STG   April 19, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Fortunately or unfortunately India won the world cup. Almost 20 days gone.

    However, a question still follows me like a shadow. Just as every coin has two sides, I, along with many unholy souls around, would die to know the bashings-from-hell that SI would have hurled on Indian cricket team if it had failed in the finals (if it is a close miss). Dont know why, in all your restaurant reviews, we get see your choice of words to be at its best only when your mysore masala dosa (I know its your favourite ๐Ÿ™‚ ) is gone bad. Same implies to your reviews on movie, products, etc. Honestly, you havent got ‘that’ part of genes right, which is meant for ‘appreciation’ ๐Ÿ˜‰ . So, lets consider Sri lanka won for a while and SI tears the India into pieces. My ears are waiting to be cherished and my soul is waiting to be nurtured. Peace. Responds:

    Ha ha ha.

    Wins the Comment of the Month award. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    BTW, we have a new rating system coming for movies that we’ll unveil soon. You’re the first to know about it.

    No, it’s not those stupid *, **, or ***, or 5*, something better.

  49. STG   April 19, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Youโ€™re the first to know about it.

    As always…I am honored ๐Ÿ™‚

    No, itโ€™s not those stupid *, **, or ***, or 5*, something better

    I know, I know…Show your middle finger(0), Unendurable pain in the ass(1), Torture inflicted on audience(3), Mildly amusing(4) and Sin not to watch it(5) [Phrases courtesy: SI] ๐Ÿ˜‰ Responds:

    None of the above.

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