Monday, November 10, 2008

I Won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy !!!

I'll tell you how!

I hardly covered the series here on Well Pitched as I was giving my two-bits over at the BCC!, where you will find opinions from the other Bored Members as well.

At the same time, there were a number of other blogs giving their views and facts on the series and I just resorted to commenting on them.

The Australians JRod and Nestaquin did daily updates including previews and reviews of each day of each test.

I reckon that if any of you have not watched this series, just hop on to Cricket with Balls and 99.94 and you'll feel like you didn't miss a single delivery.

On the Indian front, besides the BCC!, the usual suspects continued with their expert voices throughout the series.

Homer, Ottayan, Soulberry, Straight Points, Som, Victoria, Scorpicity, Trideep, John, Naked Cricket, Samir, Poshin, and Srinivasarao were the ones that I mostly followed.

There were tributes for Ganguly, tributes for Kumble, praise for Dhoni, criticism for Dravid, elation over India's victories, pot shots at Ponting, discussion over Australia's fall and India's rise, debates over slow over rates, Australia's spin options, India's future and a whole lot more.

The series promised to be an entertainer, and it was just that, although the Aussie fans may differ with that opinion.

For some of them it was a first to see their team be dominated in this manner. For others, it was a reminder of the 80s.

Nevertheless, whether the guard has changed or not, whether Australia's dominance is over or not, Whether Dhoni is India's best captain ever or not, the fact that India vs Australia provides the most intense battle on the cricket field was definitely proven over the last month.

For me, it was all the more entertaining as I witnessed my rise to the top of the "Cricket with Balls Cricket League" over at Cricinfo, which was managed by JRod throughout the series.

I was hovering somewhere around number 7 or 8 after the 3rd test, but managed to end the series at the first position.

Gambhir's ban and Kumble's retirement forced me to substitute before the 4th test.

Since I wanted both Dhoni and Sehwag in the team, I was forced to include Krejza as it didn't leave me enough money for Lee or bhajji.

At the end of it, it all worked out perfectly for me as every player contributed during the 4th test.

Sachin hit a 100, Sehwag, Ganguly, and Dhoni hit half centuries, Krejza picked up an astonishing 8 wickets, Katich hit a 100, Hussey hit 90, Mishra picked up 2 wickets, Sehwag hit 90 odd, Dhoni another half century, and Krejza picked up 4 more wickets.

I didn't think Krejza would give me any points, and he ended up giving me more than anyone else!

And I was on top of the world!

Mishra's 3 wickets today just helped consolidate my position.

I feel like I've won the trophy!

It make me proud to get ahead of experts such as Nestaquin, Aashrey, Vijendra, Moses, JRod, Miriam, and others.

It has been a pleasure fellow fantasy players.

Thank you JRod, thank you all.

Make your pitch on this post...



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17 Pitched:

  1. Straight Point said...
     

    congrats Q!...

    now party is due when you visit india next time...to attend bored meeting... :)

  2. Soulberry said...
     

    Good for you Q. You'll climb further.

    I can't figure out that, just too dumb for the game.

    Australia is still no.1. None should worry about that for none can rule the way they did.

  3. Ottayan said...
     

    Q,

    I have no appetite for fantasy cricket. Any way glad to hear you put one over those misguided Aussies. :)

  4. Jrod said...
     

    Q, well done son, you beat the misguided aussies and the misguided indians.

    What would you like your winners post to be about?

  5. Naked Cricket said...
     

    Q, it had to be a bored member.

  6. Q said...
     

    Thanks SP! Party will be on me..u'll have to be the guide though - Ive never been to India.

  7. Q said...
     

    SB, don't think they'll stay there for that long..

  8. Q said...
     

    Why no appetite Ott?

    And why misguided?

  9. Q said...
     

    Thanx JRod.. we were pretty even uptil the 3rd test.. 4th test, Krejza and I both got lucky ;-)

  10. Q said...
     

    NC, it definitely did!

  11. Q said...
     

    Oh and JRod, I leave the winners post to you. I'll take whatever u give me !!

  12. vmminerva said...
     

    See, now that's the spirit of India-Paksitan! Inspite of our own rivalries, we applaud each other. Cheers, Q and thanks for the mention.

  13. Q said...
     

    Cheers VM!

  14. scorpicity said...
     

    Damm Q... you got me hooked back into fantasy cricket... must go visit my favourite fantasy cricket site... won money a couple of times... where do you guys play... is it free :)

  15. Q said...
     

    Scorps, this was the Cricinfo one.. its free :-).. there r a couple of good ones on cricketweb and espnstar as well.. all free :-)

  16. Homer said...
     

    Q for Chief Selector!

  17. Q said...
     

    You'll be my first selection committee member Homer!

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