Shameless Limelight Hungry Politicians Hijacked Victory March and Celebrations
September 27th, 2007
Moment of Glory for men in blue hijacked by BCCI officials and Politicians. BCCI Officials and Politicians made it like a Political Rally, what was meant to be the felicitation ceremony for the Twenty20 World Cup champions. It was expected that Dhoni and his boys would take centrestage, but BCCI officials and Politicians placed themselves on the front row, completely overshadowing the proud winners of the trophy. If that was enough, RR Patil and Sharad Pawar started glorifying Maharastra in their speech, as if it was Maharastra team who won the world cup. RR Patil went a step ahead and said, "Sharad Pawar should be credited with the victory". Someone should ask him, "Did he select the team or he bowled out Pakistanis in the Final?" ...

 

The Magic of "Chak De India"
September 25th, 2007
Lately, India had lot of success in sports. Is it really the magic of "Chak De India"?  First it was Football, then Hockey and now Cricket. The magic started with the Indian football team creating history after lifting their first ever Nehru Cup title with a 1-0 win over a 10-man Syria in a tough final played in Delhi. Next in Hockey, when India retained Asia Cup beating South Korea 7-2 in a hard fought final in Chennai, and Now Cricket, India beat Pakistan in the World Twenty20 final by five runs to clinch their first major trophy since 1983.  The title song of the Bollywood hit movie "Chak De India" is now an integral part of Indian sport.

 

India : Twenty20 World Cup Champion
September 24th, 2007
  India won the electrifying final by 5 runs. You can't ask for more from a GRAND Final. The match was full of ups and downs. It brought a hugely entertaining tournament to a fitting climax, which was always likely - after all, the teams tied their group game. Earlier today, India won the toss and decided to bat, and managed to post only 157 with the help of magnificent inning of Gautam Gambhir who scored 75 from 54 balls and Rohit Sharma who scored 30 runs from 16 balls. Pakistan started their chase positively with 21 runs from first over of Sreensanth, but RP Singh had something else in his mind and he keep on taking wickets before Irfan Pathan broke the ...

 

Dream Final of Cricket Tournament : India Vs Pakistan
September 23rd, 2007
The Biggest match of Cricket History on the Biggest stage. Anyone can feel the magnitude and intensity of "India Vs Pakistan" in World Cup Final. This is a final not many would have imagined. The tournament has got the best possible climax. The sub-continental rivalry has the right combination of history, piquancy and edge to add up to a thriller. With the ignominious "first-round exits" from the World Cup of 50-over version in West Indies just six months ago, who would have thought that India and Pakistan can set up a dream final at the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa. India defeated Australia by 15 runs in a thrilling floodlit semi-final, just couple of hours after Pakistan had overcome New Zealand by six wickets, to send ...

 

Waitrose Egg Ad Campaign – Thanks to Jose Mourinho
September 20th, 2007
Waitrose has launched a print advertising campaign based upon recent egg-related comments by Jose Mourinho, the football manager whose shock departure from Chelsea was revealed last night. The press advertisement is created by integrated agency Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw, will run in London-based newspapers today and tomorrow. The advertisement is based upon recent cryptic comments by Mourinho, in which he appeared to compare his players with eggs. Mourinho said, You know, omelettes, eggs? If you have no eggs, you have no omelette. And it depends upon the the quality of the eggs. In the supermarket you have Class One, Two and Three eggs. Some are more expensive and make better omelettes. So when Class One eggs are in Waitrose and you cannot go there, ...

 

Avram Grant – The New Chelsea Manager
September 20th, 2007
 Ex-Israel coach Avram Grant, 51, will be the new Chelsea manager.  According to the Garry Richardson of BBC Sport, Chelsea's director of football Avram Grant is set to take over as new manager following the shock departure of Jose Mourinho. Avram Grant, who was the director of football, will now take charge with Steve Clarke as his assistant. Ex-Israel coach Grant, 51, was appointed by Chelsea at the start of this season and holds a place on the club's board. Mourinho had opposed his appointment during a long standoff with Abramovich last season but appeared to have accepted his arrival at the start of the season. Jose Mourinho had recently warned Avram Grant not to interfere with his job. Mourinho said: He's ...

 

Jose Mourinho Quits Chelsea FC
September 20th, 2007
Jose Mourinho resigns as Chelsea manager. The Club has confirmed the reports and made an official statement on its website at around 2 am. The Chelsea statement says, "Chelsea Football Club and José Mourinho have agreed to part company today (Thursday) by mutual consent". Mourinho's departure will definitely send shockwaves through English football, although people were expecting him to leave Chelsea this summer. -- Avram Grant all set to take over as new Chelsea Manager -- According to different sources, Mourinho sent text messages to John Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba wishing each of them "good luck in the rest of your career" and saying that he was leaving the club this morning. The former Porto Manager, who ...

 

Yuvraj Singh Hits 6 Sixes in an Over [Video]
September 19th, 2007
Gary Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, and now Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj Singh smashed six sixes in an over for the first time in Twenty20 cricket as India scored an impressive 18-run victory over England in their Twenty20 World Championship Super Eights match in Kingsmead. Yuvraj Singh's savage assault on Stuart Broad made him the first batsman to hit six sixes in an over in Twenty20 internationals and the fourth in senior cricket. Garry Sobers and Ravi Shastri did it in first-class matches, Herschelle Gibbs in the ODI (World Cup) and now Yuvraj who has done it in Twenty20 During that assault Yuvraj Singh reached fifty from just 12 balls to broke the record of fastest 50 of all the format (Test, ...

 

India to Host First Formula One Race in 2010
September 17th, 2007
The wait for an F1 race in India just got longer. It is now going to make its debut in India in 2010, and not in October 2009 as announced earlier in June. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) said on Monday it was on course to stage a Formula One grand prix after an inspection of possible sites around New Delhi. Two sites, Sohna in Gurgaon and Greater Noida have been identified for the race - both sites are in the National Capital Region. The sites were shortlisted after F1 chief architect Herman Tilke's recent visit to India. IOA President Suresh Kalmadi said,   The race could be held in March 2010, as the first race of the season, ...

 

Karun Chandhok – First Indian to Win GP2 Race
September 16th, 2007
    Karun Chandhok became the first Indian driver to win a GP2 Series event. Karun Chandhok has taken an emotional victory in Spa-Francorchamps for Durango, the first indian ever in the GP2 Series and Durango’s first win since Nurburgring 2005. A clearly overwhelmed Karun wept on the podium as the Indian national anthem rang out for the first time at a Grand Prix. Karun won the race with a stunning pass on Andy Soucek who finished second top take DPR’s first podium of the season, with Lucas di Grassi third for ART Grand Prix. This win has pushed the 23-year-old up five places from 19th to 15th in the standings with 15 points. A most delighted Chandhok, who started second on the grid ...

 

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