Sunday, October 17, 2010
Well, today let me go over the recent sporting news.
Firstly, I would like to tell you all proudly that the CWG games at Delhi have been held peacefully without any major incident and almost all the athletes were please with the facilities available at the games village.Like before, when a developing nation holds any major sporting event, its so-called friends, the developed nations criticize it.A complete deja-vu of what happened in South Africa before it held the Fifa World Cup happened in India before the CWG Games.Nevertheless, both these nations proved to the world that a developing nation too can hold a major event like a developed nation can.
India came a record second in this edition of the CWG Games with a tally of 101 medals , narrowly edging out England by 1 gold medal.Thanks to ace shuttler Saina Nehwal for winning the women's badminton gold.Moreover India bettered its previous gold tally of 30 golds with 7 more golds being added in this edition.The Indian Contingent proved its mettle this time by doing well in almost all the categories it took part in except swimming.India won its first track medal after a drought of 51 years with a bronze coming in Discus Throwing.I guess I should stop now since there's other news as well :P .
Indians whitewashed the Aussies with a 2-0 victory in a 2 test match series.Both these tests were closely fought battles with Laxman's match saving 70 being the in the first test and Sachin's 6th double century in the second test.Ricky Ponting's captaincy was again questioned by critics, with Shane Warne in the front. Ponting now has the dubious record of being the only second Australian captain to lose 5 tests in a row.He has also the record of being the only Australian captain to lost the Ashes to England twice.True, he has been dealing with a hard squad but in my opinion Michael Clarke must be made captain to let Ponting concentrate more on his batting.
In other cricketing news, Grant Flower returned to Internation cricket for Zimbabwe after a gap of 6 years.Now 39, Flower had resigned 6 years ago following a spat with the country's cricketing board.
In Hockey, India lost 8-0 to the Australians, so the Aussies have something to cheer about atleast now.The mood of these two nations was clearly described by a facebook status -> "*Breaking News* India has changed its national sport from hockey to Cricket after losing 8-0 in hockey to the Australians, while the Australia has changed its national sport from Cricket to Hockey after losing 2-0 to India"
I know that it isn't true but I felt that it was something worth sharing.
In other News, in Wrestling(WWE) ...John Cena is now officially a member of Nexus.(Shocked? Sure you are) Keep waiting for more news.