On 29th December 2012, Tony Greig passed away after suffering from a heart attack. He was also undergoing treatment for Lung cancer during that period.
The month of December 2012 hasn’t been a good month for Cricket fans. First, Ricky Ponting retired from Tests, and then Sachin retired from ODIs. But the most bad news was the death of Tony Greig. I love his style of commentary and his great voice. I felt so bad when I heard of his death. In fact, I was a bit unhappy that he didn’t commentate during India’s matches in the last few years. I read somewhere that he had settled down in Australia, but we still couldn’t hear his voice during the last India’s tour of Australia (2011-2012) even though he was still actively doing commentary for a lot of Australia matches. I was so angry that I even sent a mail to STAR sports demanding an explanation.
But now it’s all over. We cannot hear his great voice again. What a great loss!
To quote some of his lines which I remember –
‘In the air…this could be caught…’ – Who could forget this famous line from the 2003 world cup.
‘Bret Lee to Tendulkar. Solidly played. Solidly down the ground..and solidly four runs! Unbelievable! What looked like a forward front-foot defence has gone for four!
…and his voice ringing all over Sharjah when Sachin went berserk…. We will miss you Tony.
Thank you very much for all the sweet memories.
Tony Greig (1946 – 2012)
Yesterday, something dreadful happened. I received the shocking news that my Master had retired from One Day Cricket. I am really worried what decision he is going to make in Tests. I hope that he continues to play for another two years at least. I hope and pray that he retrurns to his old self.
Sachin, we are with you. Please don’t be harsh on us.
My hatred for people who hate Sachin grows by the day.
I don’t really believe that the world is going to end tomorrow. In fact I believe that we have long way to go.
But what if the world really does end tomorrow?
I wouldn’t mind really. I don’t even know why I am living. If it is going to end then I just hope that we have a quick death.
Anyway, Happy Doomsday folks!
Out rides a new knight from the castle of Samsung. This new knight in shining armour looks absolutely stunning. But I am reading comments from some people that it looks ugly! Ugly? Are you people mad?!! Maybe you can say that it looks plain or ordinary but using the word ugly is way too much. To me it looks beautiful, mostly because of its fantastic 4.8 inch display, but I have to say that the Galaxy S2 looks better than the S3. In whatever way you see it, there’s no denying the fact that this is the world’s best phone at the moment. The Apple iPhone 4s is no match for this beast and the HTC One X, another quad core monster, is still a few rungs down the ladder as we’ve seen from the initial benchmark tests. From what we’ve seen, it looks like the Exynos 4212 processor of Samsung is superior to that of the Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor used by HTC One X and also, most importantly, the S3 stands out in the battery tests. What’s more, it even beats the iPad 3 or the new ipad in processing power! I say, that’s simply smashing!
Now what is going to be very interesting is Apple’s reply to this. Will the iPhone 5 match up to its expectations? Some of my thoughts regarding this are –
1. The iPhone 5 will surely be having a quad core processor and at the moment only the Exynos 4212 seems to be the best processor out there. So Apple will be using that processor? They do make use of Samsung’s components, so maybe they will.
2. The display: Apple once stated that 3.5 inch is the best size for a smartphone or something like that, but now going by the success of massive displays out there they will be using a bigger screen (which sounds like catching up with Samsung).
3. Samsung is about to release only the dual core version of the S3 in the US because, it seems like the 4G networks there + the quadcore combination will suck the battery dry. So will Apple follow the same formula?
This is a beautiful battle that I am enjoying! How about you?
Samsung Galaxy S3 specifications
Mumbai Indians Thrash Chennai
What a match this has been! I am not a fan of T20 cricket and I don’t watch the IPL, but still I do try to watch all the Mumbai Indians matches because I love watching Sachin play! What a Great match winner Sachin is! He led from the front and scored a beautiful 74 from just 44 balls.
Batting first Chennai scored a 173 runs. I initially thought it was going to be a bit difficult for Mumbai as their batting was not consistent throughout this season. But when Sachin is in his elements there’s no stopping him. The Master led the charge and his troops did the rest.
Go Sachin Go!
Today, Chennai experienced three tremors with the first one being the longest; it existed for more than 40 seconds. The second and third barely existed for 10 seconds. I was in my cubicle at office when I experienced all three tremors – it was kind of strange at first, but later it turned out to be pure fun. I evacuated many people from my floor and later joined them to have a great discussion about how everyone felt about it. No one panicked, in fact it was so much fun! One funny thing was that I was the only person who felt all the three tremors. Some only felt the first one and some, the first and the last. The best thing about this earth quake was that no casualties or injuries and damages have been reported (so far) – even in Indonesia where the magnitude was 8.5. I feel sorry about those people there. I am sure that I would have panicked if I was there at that time.
Anyway, All’s well that end’s well!