Sunday, August 22, 2010

Anil Kumble: The true legend.

The Ultimate reason why one can be his fan.
     When I was a kid, without much knowledge of cricket, when someone asked who is your favorite cricketer i would say 3 names, sachin, kumble, ajay jadeja, i have no idea why, but i would, as i grew ajay jadeja faded away with some match-fixing scandals, everyone knows Sachin is the god but kumble remained underrated, if anyone asks me today who are role models in life i am sure i'll mention the humble Sachin and the gentleman Kumble among the few others.
     Kumble is a legend, he is the perfect example for determination and controlled aggression(which many lack these days aka sreeshanth, yuvi, etc). Kumble's attitude is the ultimate i feel, and that attitude can win many hearts like mine, for me cricket is not just a game, it's a teacher of many life qualities and lessons and one can learn many from Kumble's games. Determination, whenever i hear this word, the first name that comes to my mind is "Anil Kumble", anybody else with such a bowling action as his wouldn't have lasted for more than a series or two, but kumble survived for 132 tests and took 619 wickets highest by any Indian and also considered as one of the best modern day spinners, his action gave him no spin but bounce and pace, what made him unique was the aggression with which he bowled, those expressions of anger after taking a wicket, the pleading to bowl one more over again and again even after being thrashed by the bowler, he was titanium-strong mentally, he had a hunger for competition like no other. It was like if he was bowling he was giving more than a 100 percent every time.
     I did not see the famous 2002 India vs West Indies match where he played on with a broken jaw and took Brain Lara's wicket, but i've heard a lot about that match and seen a few videos, but that alone doesn't show his greatness, many other minor incidents were the reason for me liking him so much, he was a perfect gentleman, he had no controversy ever until the sydney '08 incident occurred, he was extremely aggressive on the field and off it he was gentleman, the ultimate qualities of a legend.
     This article by Harsha Bhogle triggered me to write this much delayed post and i am really satisfied i wrote this.  

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vijay is an actor!!!!LOL

This guy is a funny bloke.I taken this photo from someone's fb profile.


     This is surely not a review, but my opinion, i saw this move some 2 weeks back and it was released a month a half back and since i can't it out of my mind. I am like an addict to watching movies, i see 4 to 5 movies per week(of course on my computer), and sometimes even movies in languages i don't understand(english sub's) and they are generally very highly rated on imdb, but this movie stands strikingly amongst all the movies i've seen recently, this is period movie based in the old day chennai, and it's a beautiful love story, arya as always tries to work for performance based scripts like this and it works for him, this movie wasn't expected to make waves or anything at all, hence it had an average opening but within the 2nd week the word spread and theaters filled up, this is the movie for every class, it just amazed me, that a tamil movie, a period movie could become a hit and still be critically acclaimed, the scenes in which wrestling or 'kusthi' fights occur, they were something different, i don't know what to write on this movie any further, cos it's beyond words, must watch and you have no reason to live if you are a from chennai and you still have not seen this movie.