Sunday, January 30, 2011

Li Na fails to bloom in Australian Open

The grand Australia open has come to an end where the third seeded Belgian Kim Clijsters bagging her fourth grand slam title after defeating Li in the final.  Li Na from China, seeded ninth, had already surpassed expectations as she played exceptionally well though she does not have the experience of her opponent but was outclassed. Her home crowd reacted with sadness and disappointment after Li Na failed to win the Australian Open women's title on Saturday but said they were still proud she had managed to get as far as the final. If she had won the final, she would have become her country’s first grand slam singles champion. In an instant, Li Na has become a new national idol. She has made history for Chinese tennis, recast the record books of Asian tennis, and she can become the queen of this pursuit.

Monday, January 24, 2011

YUSUF PATHAN - The Brutal Hitter

There is a great relief to Indian cricket team as Yusuf Pathan filled the no.7 perfectly who is considered as a match winner/saver who strongly brings the match of any type under his control. This real hero can keep getting hit in the shoulder off the bouncers, and still keeps coming back to smack the fuller deliveries into the crowd. He sends all the balls to boundaries and he never waits for power play. He has turned three of the last four games he has batted scoring at a strike rate of 134.95 by hitting 18 sixes in 216 deliveries. Two of those knocks have won India games from the dead, and one of them gave South Africa a mighty scare after India had been 119 for 8, chasing 268.

Considering the India’s preparation to world cup, India is having the much attacking opening batsmen among all the Teams. Middle order batsmen failed to shine in the recent tour in South Africa but they could do well in Indian conditions. Though Yusuf was getting in down the order, he can lead the attack even with the tail enders. His bowling is another advantage with 30 wickets under his belt, where his best 3/49 comes from a match against New Zealand. Moreover he is one of the Best Fielder among the young Indian squad. Let’s see this explosive batsman in action the World Cup.