Saturday, December 24, 2005

One more Gujju fast bowler

I'd missed Zaheer Khan. He plays for Baroda.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Gujju fast bowlers

3 of the top fast bowlers in India today are from Gujarat - can you believe it! Irfan Pathan is from Baroda, Munaf Patel's from Surat and Siddharth Trivedi is from Ahmedabad.

Funnily enough, Irfan is the youngest of them all. Just goes to show the importance of Kiran More and Baroda in the selection of Indian team.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

100-over rule

Prem Panicker had said somewhere a few years ago that a team that bats 100 overs in a test match seldom loses.

King Kong

Anshu and I went to watch King Kong earlier today. It's a very movie. As Anshu said, there's nothing new about the special effects - dinosaurs are commonplace now. The movie is not very funny except this one scene where the heroine does a vaudeville number for Kong. Kong's size keeps changing in different scenes in this movie - I guess the director was trying to keep all the objects of interest visible. This is a bit irritating though: you wonder how big Kong really is. Peter Jackson uses some audio tricks he used in LOTR: the whispering voices of Nazguls were used in this movie for the tribal folks (or was it for the dinosaurs, one or the other).

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