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Thursday, June 26, 2008

world cup and 25 years!

Will any other country guy understand that India is celebrating, heavily that too, the 25th anniv of the cricket world cup we won looong back in 1983!
Think what should Aussies do in that case..and these guys here esp the media are making such a brouhaha about it and its really embarrassing..
to top it all that whole team that won in 83 went to Lords, England and celebrated and even had a champagne opened. They seriously did that, can u believe it? what the phuck is it..these guys are going gaga over a cup won before most of its viewers today were born! Its the most popular game in India, most played viewed and what not..and thats the only cup we ever won..and still being celebrated! doesnt that convey something? hmmmm...

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6 Comments:

  • At June 30, 2008 6:34 AM, Anonymous Ravi said…

    They might be over doing it...but don't you agree its a major milestone in Indian Cricket.
    I saw the highlights in youtube,still gives me the goose bumps...
    BTW...did each member of the team get 25lakhs from BCCI now?

     
  • At June 30, 2008 8:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    here is a prediction: 50 years later bcci will still be celebrating 1983 victory.. only this time the granchildren of those players will attend :)

     
  • At July 02, 2008 2:01 AM, Blogger Ananthoo said…

    @Ravi- its all fine..it was a gr8 event..i even think Kapil is the best one dayer we have produced and that 175 has no match..but, celebrating it after 25 years! thats really too much..

    @ anon - :-) quite a possibility!

     
  • At July 02, 2008 6:46 AM, Anonymous Ravi said…

    don't we have school reunions ...what do you do there except to show off...Its just a nice memory to get together and remember good old days.. Just think how cool it must have been for Indians to seeing West Indies shaking their heads and walking back to the pavilion... I would still say the celebrations were worth it.
    It would be too much if they start celebration for every cup they win.( Not that they have won too many cups after that...)

    Ravi

     
  • At July 02, 2008 9:17 PM, Blogger Ananthoo said…

    school reunions are purely personal..even if they say some 71 series team or the 83 kap devils meet to spend an evening its ok..but this big media coverage and talks as though its what saved the mankind types is putting me off!

     
  • At July 03, 2008 8:01 AM, Blogger Natraj said…

    I concur with Ananth on the unnecessary noise made.. It could be because the win was the only one we won (I am not quite good in cricket statistics - pardon me if I am wrong).

    Well - Australia is not celebrating because it is just a professional achievement for them. Can anyone recollect celebrating 10th anniversary of the first sale any of us made? Or the first successful implementation?

    That's the difference

    Natraj

     

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