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March 23, 2009

New Jersey not lucky, who says ??

Filed under: Sports — Abhinav Sahai @ 5:04 pm
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When the Indian team started their New Zealand tour with 2 straight losses, their was a huge hue and cry about the new Indian jersey not being lucky. But then they proved everybody wrong by not just winning the ODI series 3-1 but then continuing their winning streak to the test matches as well.
Yesterday Dhoni’s boys gave Indian’s just another reason to celebrate, winning their first test on the NZ soil in 33 years. Last time it was the legendary Sunny Gavaskar’s team that did it. This Indian team has turned the world’s head their way. With continuously winning not only in the subcontinent but also abroad. They did that to Australia last year, then beat them at home then thrashed England at home, followed it with a comprehensive series win in SriLanka and now in New Zealand they dunnit again !

Its the lucky one

Its the lucky one

Well the skeptics may say its too early to comment on the test series now but as a matter of fact the home team might also be wondering how to avoid the series loss, forget winning it. Its only in a case when half of the Indian batsmen fall ill or may some extra poor cricket that they would loose. But the current form of the players, be it the bowlers, the batsmen or the captain, no one would put money on the home side.
Be it Sehwag, Dravid, Sachin, Gambhir, or Zaheer, Ishant or Bhajji it looks now that everybody is enjoying out there. It was very correctly said by Dhoni at the presentation that it was a complete team win. All the players performed and when the team plays like that the there is no reason when should not look forward to a series win.
I guess Ganguly started it with winning matches abroad and Dhoni has taken it further to winning Series’ abroad. All the best to Team India and hail the jersey-whether new or old.


March 21, 2009

Formula1 changes bring in more excitement

Filed under: events,Sports — Abhinav Sahai @ 9:32 pm

This year the formula1 will be all together a different sport. With major changes announced by the F1 bosses, it seems like just taking care of fast driving or the pit strategy will not be sufficient to win the races and finishing in the top3 regularly though not winning the race is no longer sufficient to win the title.

The new rule says that the winner of maximum no of races is going to take the title home even though he may have scored less points, in case of clash in the no of race wins, the points will come into consideration. Apart from that there are major technicla changes that will come into picture, though not all are applicable are from this year, the next season will have them as compulsory. Being optional not all teams might adopt all the changes ths season.

The bosses now have started giving more stress on the aerodynamics of the cars. Also they have asked the teams to cut down the costs. One major change is that the cars can use only 8 engines per season which means that they will have to decide when to change the engine  in the season on 17 races. If a driver changes an engine for more times then each time the number exceeds, he will have to lose 10 spots on the grid, which would possibly mean the end of the race for the car.

A lot of other important restrictions have come into picture which are going to make this season a treat to watch. Also to facilitate overtaking, the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) will come into effect. Though optional, this would mean an extra 35 kgs to be added to the car and the interesting thing is that the overall car weight cannot go up. This implies that the drivers will have to keep a check on their weights now in order to satisfy the criteria. That sounds cool.

Well so many changes coming into picture, this year is certainly going to be the most interesting one. Gear up all the hamiltons and the raikkonens. Its gonna be tough. I hope I am able to catch all those races. Cheers !

October 31, 2008

India’s no 1, in (C)hess mind it, not (C)ricket

Filed under: Sports — Abhinav Sahai @ 11:47 pm
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Anand with the Championship trophy

Anand with the Championship trophy

Peter Roebuck, Australia’s famous Cricket writer is in India, for covering the Border Gavaskar Trophy but yesterday, first lines he spoke were something like this, “I have never seen this before, the frontpage of the newspapers having Chess as its headline”. Well Mr.Peter I guess there are some things unique about India and when it comes to brainpower then I guess India has quite often proven its supremacy to the world. Yet again we prove that when Vishwanathan Anand, India’s first Grandmaster won the World Chess Championship.

Vishwanathan Anand, ranked no. 1 since 2007, has now been crowned the undisputed king of the world in the game of chess. He had won the Rapid Title (07) and also won in tournament format (07 again) and if there was anything he wanted badly was this, the title in the matchplay format. He beat Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik by 2-game margin to become the First Non Russian since Bobby Fischer in 1972 to win against a Russian in this format of the game. With world titles in all formats of the game he can heave a sigh of relief and bring a smile on his face, finally !

India maybe having the better of the world champs in Cricket, but this I guess should be rated as India’s biggest sports feat and stands at par if not above with the Cricket World Series title in 83 or Abhinav Bindra’s gold medal at the olympics. Hopefully many youngsters will follow him in and get inspired to produce more such results and more glory to the nation. Cheers for Anand, cheers for India.

July 6, 2008

Its getting better and closer!

Filed under: Sports,Uncategorized — Abhinav Sahai @ 11:55 pm
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Its 48 points apiece for Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. I coudn’t believe my eyes when I saw that. Just logged on Formula1 site to see this

Flawless Hamilton triumphant at sodden Silverstone

Well I read in the morning newspaper that he wasn’t ther in the front two rows in the starting grid and was happy that one the Ferrari men was. But wa surprised to see the podium pic having no body from the red team.  With each progressing race the title championship is getting hotter. Man I just wish I could watch all those races LIVE! Well thats the loss you pay when out for some work. Anyways hope to see this title end very sportingly and in favour of my Red’s.

Hamilton\'s at his best!

June 25, 2008

F1’s becoming interesting again..thanks to Schumaker

Filed under: Sports — Abhinav Sahai @ 3:33 pm

This what the official formula1 site shows.


01 F.Massa 1:31:50.245
02 K.Räikkönen +17.9 secs
03 J.Trulli +28.2 secs
Fastest Lap
K.Räikkönen 1:16.630
Pole Position
K.Räikkönen 1:16.449

Well though the race had Kimi at the pole position again, but I guess it was something else that ruled the winners list. Technical faults in his car handed him a second place in the French GP and made Massa the winner, thus strengthening his position at the top of the table in the driver list. With Kubica in the second place I guess it’s becoming difficult for Kimi to grab that lead position again. I just hope that he wins the British GP coming up with Kubica someway far behind.

Lets see who’s winning that one, though practice sessions show Massa’s again leading the pack. Well, ever since Schumaker’s left the race tracks each year the competition is getting tougher and more interesting. Thanks to him for making F1 again interesting and worth watching.

Ferrari\'s Felipe Massa-the winner

May 14, 2008

Its Manchester United again….yipee

Filed under: events,Sports — Abhinav Sahai @ 9:13 am

The official Manchester United LogoIts celebration time as my favourite club Manchester United wins the English Premier League for the second year consecutively, its tenth title. After quite some time did the title race go upto the final day of the premiership. Till the penultimate both Man Utd and Chelsea were tied on the same points, though Chelsea were far behind on goal difference. Man Utd just needed to equal Chelsea’s result in their final match. But, they showed they are the real champs. While Chelsea tied their game against Bolton Wanderers, Manutd won 2-0 against Wigan Athletic. A penalty by CHristiano Ronaldo and a late winner netted in by captain Ryan Giggs did them in and won the title comprehensively by a difference of two points and not on just goal difference. Alex Fergusson showed once again that why he’s been titled ‘SIr’.

Its now all set for the Champions League where the two again meet in the semifinals to find out who the real champ is….this time in the entire europe.

The Team Celebrations

April 28, 2008

Wow ! Its Kimi again

Filed under: Sports — Abhinav Sahai @ 12:10 pm

The last time I posted something about F1 had Kimi winning the race, and today after quite some time when I feel like sharing with you its Kimi again who’s won the race, this time the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya.
Last year world champion,a God gifted championship, Kimi this year though is leading from the front early this season only with having already two wins under his belt and consolidating his points lead to 9 points ahead of the most dangerous competitor Brit Lewis Hamilton.
With this pace and great combination of teamwork with Ferrari, I guess it would be very difficult for Lewis to overtake him in the championship. And if he goes on to win the championship again this time, then he will straightaway shut his critics’ mouth, who always claim that his last year championship title was not his.
All the best to Kimi and Ferrari and of course congrats for your flawless win. Cheers!
Kimi\'s Crossing the Chequered Flag

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