Absence, they say, makes the heart grow fonder. Of whom, the wags ask. But once again it’s been some time since my last post and a lot of water has flown under the bridge since then. Especially in Mumbai, where it’s been raining cats and dogs for the past week and a half. I wade through knee deep water to get to work, and most of the office leaves by noon. Most of the people who are present i.e. . which of course begs the question, why do i, an acclaimed lazybag, take so much trouble to get to work. One reason is that there is a lot of work, another reason is that i am really having fun at work, so don’t see why i should stay at home and get bored.
Hope to start playing soccer sometime soon, was on the cards for the last two sundays but cricket on the tube kept me away from soccer on the field. and India disappointed both times. I really expected them to do well in the final, especially after restricting the lankans to under 250 thanks to some splendid bowling by Tendulkar and Sehwag. Sadly the batting line-up disappointed, Sehwag couldn’t get started, Ganguly fell cheaply, and Dravid followed suit.
Some positives, the team has made it to the final of every tournament they have played in since 2002, the victory over Pakistan was thrilling, Sehwag’s spin seems to be very good, and Ganguly seems to have gotten through his lean patch.
That said, Sehwag seems to be inconstistent to keep the opening slot, i would prefer a return of the Sachin – Sourav partnership. But then Sehwag at number 3,4 or 5 doesn’t make a lot of sense. At number 6 as the allrounder? nah…. and dropping him also seems to be out of the question. Sourav – Sehwag to open with Sachin at number 3 seems to make more sense, but is still too hard a decision for the current Indian tema management.
Schumacher continued his dominance. Real seem to have got Vieira, while Chelsea seems to have everyone else. Maniche seems to be the likely target to replace Patrick at Arsenal, though an Arsenal without Vieira is very much like the Lakers without Shaq ( yeah, shaq has left the Lakers, and so has Phil Jackson.. though Gary Payton will be with them…?? do they want to keep him)
thats about it for now, gotta go before the roads disappear under the water.
Meanwhile, Life is good, and getting better by the day (though i miss him )