| Saturday, August 25, 2007
|1.(a) Pick out a scar you have
Two on my left hand,three on my right and two on my right knee
(b)and explain how you got it?
I used to fall down often,while playing gully cricket
2.What does your phone look like?
3. What is on the walls of your bedroom?
Posters of Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble
4. What is your current desktop picture?
A photo of friends, taken at the last get-together in college.
5. Do you believe in gay marriage?
No I don't.
6. What do you want more than anything right now?
Someone for company
7. What time were you born?
8. Are your parents still together?
9. Last person who made you cry?
I make others cry.
10. What is you favorite perfume/cologne?
I'm allergic to perfumes.I prefer to use icy cool prickly heat powder.
11. What kind of hair/eye color do you like in the opposite sex?
Black/Brown hair,eyes..any colour
12. What are you listening to?
13. Do you get scared of the dark?
Not at all
14. Do you like pain killers?
Haven't had any till date
15. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
Not at all.
16. If you could eat anything right now, what would it be?
Kashmiri apples and Nagpur oranges
17. Who was the last person you made mad?
Prakash,a friend of mine.When he was desperate for a smoke,I hid his matchbox.
18. Is anyone in love with you?
Maybe someone is,who knows.
I tag everyone in my blogroll.
|Property of Sheks @ 8:06 pm
| A CRICKET JUNKIE CONFESSES
| Saturday, August 11, 2007
|Heard of the "Few Good Men"?For the uninitiated,I'm referring to the ESPNSTAR commentary team made up of Ian Chappell,Sunil Gavaskar,Ravi Shastri,Geoffery Boycott,Alan Wilkins and Harsha Bhogle.Add another to the list--Gautam Bhimani, the skinny fellow who does the job of pre-match/post-match/interim interviews.
Ever sat next to Sachin Tendulkar in a flight? Ever watched a match from atop floodlights? Ever captured the moments of a match from an adjacent high-rise building? Well, my (and many hardcore cricket freaks') answer to each of these questions is "No" but in the case of Gautam Bhimani,it's a matter of pride. He captures these and many such off-field moments in his book "Reverse Sweep".
Gautam resembles no more than a pencil, but he's got enough willpower to climb to the top of the world's tallest stadium-floodlight (@ the MCG,Melbourne) and capture the match from there. He has had the opportunity to cover a match from the high-rise building near the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka. He was the first to interview Anil Kumble after the latter played on, in the test against South Africa in 2001, the jaw injury notwithstanding.
The book has been structured in such a manner as to bring out highlights from all the cricketing nations. Surprisingly there's not a single chapter dedicated to India. However the book is interesting in that it carries plenty of photos (there is atleast one photo in every page). It also provides a few unknown facts about cricket stadiums. For instance, Basin Reserve in Wellington is actually a traffic island (roundtana) there. A must-read for diehard cricket buffs.
|Property of Sheks @ 4:50 pm