“You’re making me angry…you won’t like me when I’m angry…” Ok…don’t cower in the corner…that’s a line from ‘The Hulk’ that’s currently on. Cool comic-strip flick. But I’m not quite sure about the underlying theme…it seems to say…Uncontrollable rage is a good thing coz it lets you kick butt. Kinda counter-intuitive if you ask me, rage only makes you more vulnerable. No such problems with the theme of the friendly neighbourhood Peter Parker…and yes Kit Walker(10 points if you guess that one) J Also, its still unresolved as to how his trousers expand to accommodate the 10 foot frame while the rest of his attire is shredded by his bulging muscles. Spidey doesn’t have that problem either…sleek aerodynamic outfit to match the powers 😉
Saw the most remarkable game today…872 runs in 100 overs! The first half was business-as-usual…to watch the Aussies come out and bat at their best in yet another crunch game. Ponting in the same murderous form that enabled him to maul the Indian bowling attack in the World Cup Finals. Add some cameos and they ended with…434…four hundred and thirty four runs! There are several reasons why the game should’ve been pretty much over at this stage…my top three…1. chasing any kind of total (let alone this monstrosity) in big games is tough 2. the morale of your batsmen couldn’t be lower than it is after that kind of abuse in the field 3. this is the aussies you’re talking about. Started watching the second half out of morbid curiosity…And guess what…SA did it…they successfully chased 434 to make 438 in 49.5 overs! Moral of the story…besides all the stuff about how its about playing as a team blah blah…the real deal is …pitches are getting truer (read as rock hard surfaces with good carry and minimal lateral deviation) and bats are getting better to the extent that mishits and edges carry long distances. No denying that it took fantastic temperament on the part of the SA batsmen.
Lastly, saw the movie ‘Iqbal’ (2 movies…yup) and while the story is meant to touch a cord with every Indian…for me it was the scene where he walks onto to play his first Ranji game. Crouches beside the pitch, presses the palm of his hand to the surface…smells that palm…smiles. “iski baat hi kuch aur hai…” says his mentor. True…how very true… J