More ICC Champions Trophy musings…

· Dilip Vengsarkar, Kris Srikkanth and Sandeep Patil were in the 1983 World Cup winning squad.
As chief selector…
Vengsarkar won the 2007 T20 WC.
Srikkanth won the 2011 ODI WC.
Patil won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

· Q: Are you currently the most popular Indian?
Narendra Modi: I am not even the most popular Gujarati!
(Ref: Sir Ravindra Jadeja)

· The Cricket India Redemption Law…
Whenever a major scandal/scam occurs, a major tournament/series victory is just round the corner to balance it.
That much is fixed!

· ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy, ICC Test No 1, ICC
ODI No 1, ICC T20 No 1, IPL, Champions League…
Chalo, Dhoni ke critics sab bolo: Luck! Luck!! Luck!!!

© Sunil Rajguru

Some Sir Jadeja myths…

When Sir Jadeja plays, even the storm clouds hold their rain to ensure a complete match.

When Sir Jadeja bowls, even the English pitches turn for him.

When Sir Jadeja remains unbeaten at the end, it means it’s a match winning total.

When Sir Jadeja appeals strongly, then the batsman gets confused and runs himself out.

Only Sir Jadeja can bowl a wicket maiden in the Batting Powerplay.

Dhoni listens to only Sir Jadeja.

In Sir Jadeja’s presence, even players like Rohit and Ishant Sharma can flourish.

When Sir Jadeja grows a stubble, even the captain stops shaving.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

ICC Champions Trophy musings…

∙ World Cup Lifetime Chokers Award: South Africa.
ODI Tournament Lifetime Chokers Award: England.

∙ The First Dhoni Era spanned from 2007-11.
The Second Dhoni Era has begun in 2013.

∙ Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have it thrust upon them…
…and then there’s of course, there’s Sir Ravindra Jadeja.

∙ Most only dream of the Sir title. Some get knighted after they retire. Hadlee achieved it towards the end of his playing days. Only Sir Jadeja got knighted at the beginning of his career!

∙ English weather: The only way an England team can ever win a major ODI tournament.
Even that wasn’t enough in the end!

© Sunil Rajguru