May 5, 2006

Let's welcome Sanjay !!

Sanjay, one of my best friends from Florida, has started blogging. He is an amazing guy.. I've always found him ready to discuss about any topic under the sun.. True to his nature, his posts so far have something about everything.. Plz. visit him and blogroll him too.. I am sure you would enjoy reading what he writes. Quite energetic and a great cook too !!

A sample post: "Anonymity is a warm blanket, engulfed in it you sit and laugh at the cold. It is the naked you, bereft of the superficial social layers. It is the blossoming of the hidden you, good and bad. It is a mask, the garb that you otherwise wouldn't wear. It is a safety net. It is just a prankster, It is a friend. It is a pat on the back. but mostly it is just plain diffidence. Cowardice."

16 comments:

sks said...

thanks for the promo raju. The irony, the destrcution of the anonymity that i was hoping to generate (was considering changing the address to sksat.wordpress.com) till you came along.

ram said...

The world is very fast and Whenever you become famous whether twenty or forty, the time you be in the throne is only for few months, days or even hours in the coming years.

Let them be famous even for a single victory for some time.

ram said...

raju, the above comment is for sanjay's post. I could not post in his blog.

Raju said...

Sanjay, oops.. you can go ahead with your plan.. I wont have any problem changing the address link..
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Ram, leaving a reply on the wordpress requires your e-mail info as well (which becomes purely anonmyous).. Hope sanjay read your comment..

sks said...

Hi ram,
Thank you for your words of wisdom. Reminds of the scene from 'almost famous' where the group sits in the plane and recount their misgiving on their way to glory in the light of a potential impending doom.

Raju said...

Sanjay, havent seen 'Almost famous'; sports throws in successful people of various sorts... we have examples of guys like L. Sivaramakrishnan and Vinod Kambli, whose initial performances were simply breath-taking... but pride got into their heads and they were lost in all the adulation they received.. Yuvraj Singh was almost to be lost but somehow he got some good peers.. Look at someone like Sachin or Dravid.. extremely talented and successful but still downright humble.. Glad to see that Dhoni refers to them as examples when people talk to him about his great success... Again, there are some people who act as though they are humble, but there are those who are genuinely humble.. Dhoni belongs to the latter category..

Joakhim Noah is the darling of the media now.. he is the so-called 'selling story'.. hope he realizes that all these, even in UF, is until the football season starts.. then, everyone would be pitching in for Chris Leak..

sks said...

How many sachins and Dhonis can you get?
Yep, like you said, it is chris leak's turn next. he has so far not won a championship and therefore just a little away from adulation. But then it is a different case as it still is a relative slow rise to fame. He has been on the also ran list for the past two years. In case of joachim, he was a bench warmer last year. And then suddenly he is the champion.
Sachin, kambli had a gradual growth. They had already established stature over various domestic matches as they hit the international scene. Discipline surely helped them along the way. In that respect i admire ganguly and dravid, they were always learning and improving their game even while they were playing international cricket. They came in with short comings and learnt to get over it. Sachin came in with all his skill/talent intact and now seems to be losing it. The only thing he has not lost is his cool and composure. Hats off for that.

Raju said...

Well, IMHO, Sachin and Kambli's rise to fame was far steeper than Ganguly and Dravid's.. Had Kambli followed the example set by his best friend, the story would have been far different..

The Talkative Man said...

The expectations on Sachin/Kambli were quite less in their earlier days as they were groomed with an eye on the future. They had enough seniors around to ease the pressure off. Kambli didnt have his pal's appetite for learning.

Ganguly and Dravid always had a question mark around them in their early days. They were also sidelined and had to prove themselves to bounce back into the team.

Raju said...

Ttm, Sachin, to me was a big hero as soon as I saw him hitting Abdul Qadir for sixes in the charity match.. after his twin hundreds in Aus and the World cup, he truly became the most important member of our squad.. didnt he?

I agree with u on Ganguly and Dravid..

ram said...

I like the post.


Today lok parithran got splitted

The Talkative Man said...

GP,
As far as key player goes, in my view following periods are the turning points:
ODI - Australiasia 1994: when he became opener and hit out in 1st 15 ovs, starting with Pak game.

Tests - Eng tour 1996, first away tour for years, I remember him starting the tour wtih 2483 runs at 50+ and his 122 in Test 1 proved the rest of the team were pedestrian.

Raju said...

Ram, that was little unfortunate...
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Ttm, the tag 'key player' goes to the most importantn player in the team, right? Azhar wasnt.. Jadeja too no.. Kapil was fading.. Though I agree with the events you mentioned, sachin became the key player of the team since the Aus tour 1991-'92, IMHO, was Sachin..

BTW, Sachin started opening in a ODI in NZ.. before the Australasia cup.... though his first century came in the Australasia cup match

thetalkativeman said...

Raj,
in my statement, key player = that phase when the opposition thinks getting SRT out approximates to India all out.

1st century was in Singer Cup. I dont rate the Auckland 82(49) much as they were chasing 130+. The 72(61) v Pak was better and Akram/Aquib were trying to keep him off the strike in the 1st 15 ovs :-)

Raju said...

Ttm, my definition of a 'key player' would be the same too..

Though he started scoring 100's from the Australasia cup, he was the most valuable player of the team since the world cup 1992.. no? May be I was too crazy a sachin fan to say so, but I remember those times.. if sachin gets out, the match would be pretty much a lost one..

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