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irteja
April 25, 2009, 01:32 AM
looking for this match. Mashrafe might play today.

irteja
April 25, 2009, 01:37 AM
A very interesting read. this is Shahrukh blog from Kolkata Knight Riders Official Website (http://fanzone.kkr.in/_EXCLUSIVE-Shah-Rukh-Khans-Blog-For-All-KKR-Fans/BLOG/256083/88214.html?widgetId=190198)

EXCLUSIVE: Shah Rukh Khan's Blog For All KKR Fans

The beginning of a new day!

When the season started, I thought I would write every couple of days to all our fans that visit our site.

Firstly, thanks for doing so and a special thanks to all who believe in the Knight Riders and support us as a team. Apologies for not being a regular at my blog or actually not even writing the first entry with the start of the season. So here is the first one.

I thought I would start the first write up by detailing the threshold and culture of this franchise. That would have been apt if we hadn’t started playing. Right now, as I write at 5 a.m. in Cape Town, having lost yet another game, which we could have won, the heart is heavy and the mind is numb. Full marks to Rajasthan Royals for proving that a true champion team does not choke at the finish line. Congratulations guys.

Since the commencement of this season, we have a trail of one win out of three, which is not a good position to be in. So at this time I will not get into why the franchise was started and what dreams we all have as far as our ambitions are concerned. All ambitions finally will get fulfilled only when the team wins and keeps true to the faith that all our fans have invested in us. Till such time, I am going to talk a bit about the game as I understand, which needless to say is quite limited. I will also talk about the role that I choose to play as part of the Knight Riders.

I treat this team as I treat my own children. I am quite a doting father and perhaps a bit too emotionally involved with all the things my team goes through. I feel like crying when they lose and go wild with happiness when they win. Throughout the tournament last year, my only concern was that the team members should not in any way feel sad or bad after the losses we suffered. If I could, I would want to take all the disappointments they face with every loss or a bad performance onto myself. As much as I try, I now realise that it is not possible.

This is a set of professional players and they seem to understand one rule that most of us cannot understand. And the rule is that this is a game, and one team will lose while the other will win.

If either the success or the defeat of the last match lingers beyond a day, it would be impossible for them to face a new match and a new challenge the next time round, with full steam and gusto. They gather the broken pieces, try and understand what could be done better and start afresh. Like a father learns from his children, I am beginning to understand this lesson too. Earlier I used to pep talk our team before and after every match, so that their morale would remain positive. As the year has passed into another, I now realise that these boys actually walk the talk; and I need to do the same. I am learning from this whole experience that the more I practice, the easier things seem.

The harder I run, the farther I can go. The more I pray, the less I feel the burden of performance. Also I am learning that after doing all this, there is no guarantee of winning everyday. So all one can do is to give it your best shot and leave the rest.

In attempting to give it our best, our team has taken lots of unpopular decisions. Starting with, the multiple captains to choices of whom we play in which match. A truckload of criticism from all quarters has been dumped at our doorsteps. Every time I go and sit in the stadium, I feel the weight of all the choices made. If we come out winners through this tournament, will I feel vindicated? The answer is no. If we don’t perform as well as we should, would I feel we did the wrong thing? Again the answer is no.

The decisions we take in life, need not always lead to a black and white solution as in mathematics. The decisions are guidelines and beliefs we chalk down our path towards a goal. Sometimes we get to the goal inspite of the decisions and sometimes because of them. And there are times when all goes wrong. The strength lies in sticking to a path that you chose to begin with. As the journey progresses, whether that path turns out to be tough or easy, you have to follow it because therein lies your principles and beliefs.

Assessing how a ball should be played after seeing it at 1500 frames per second on your television sets is one thing…but to take that split millisecond decision, when the ball tears down at you, at 150 kilometers per hour, is another ballgame altogether. In retrospect things can be explained and faults and genius can be torn apart or praised, but in the moment that you have to live and deliver, a path has to be chosen and walked on, with complete belief that it will work out fine.

I don’t know if the path we have chosen is correct or not…and that’s why we won’t feel vindicated in victory and neither will we feel ashamed in defeat. It’s just a path we the Knight Riders have chosen to walk on and will stick to it, till the very end. I hope all those who believe in this team will walk along with us.

This is getting as long as a Test Match, and I need to end it. I can feel the first rays of the Sun beginning to break through. A new day is about to begin. The defeat still lingers thick in my mind…so I will try and sleep it off and start afresh again. I know my boys will do the same. We will face our disappointments head on with a smile and a prayer. I close my eyes with these thoughts from Theodore Roosevelt:

It is not the critic who counts;

Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,

Or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,

Whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;

Who strives valiantly;

Who errs, who comes short again and again,

Because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;

But who does actually strive to do deeds;

Who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;

Who spends himself in a worthy cause;

Who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,

And who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,

So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who

neither know

Victory nor Defeat.

KORBO LORBO JEETBO

CricFanBD
April 25, 2009, 03:48 AM
If Mash don't get a chance:

Ashun amra sobai mile kkr er jonno ekta shommanjonok close porajoy kamona kori.

Antora
April 25, 2009, 03:54 AM
I don't think Mash will play :( KKR almost bet Rajastan so they'll stick to the same team :(

bdchamp20
April 25, 2009, 04:59 AM
Why this thread opened before Mumbai match thread?

bdchamp20
April 25, 2009, 05:07 AM
Why this thread opened before Mumbai match thread?
No point Ashraful is not playing.

sharjilh
April 25, 2009, 06:23 AM
Why this thread opened before Mumbai match thread?

yeah as Ashraful's chances of playing today are gone its much better to look forward to thinking that Mashrafe will play :)

Nadim
April 25, 2009, 09:25 AM
the match gonna be delay by 1 hour(at least)

Purbasha T
April 25, 2009, 09:27 AM
Any link guys?

irteja
April 25, 2009, 09:29 AM
the match gonna be delay by 1 hour(at least)

why? rain?

Nadim
April 25, 2009, 09:29 AM
Any link guys?
http://cric7.com/indnz/indexindnzsop.php
enjoy dude

Nadim
April 25, 2009, 09:30 AM
why? rain?

it was raining havily and the cloud is still there:(
হাটু সমান পানি মাথের বেতরে ঃ(

irteja
April 25, 2009, 09:31 AM
it was raining havily and the cloud is still there:(
হাটু সমান পানি মাথের বেতরে ঃ(

oh damn:mad:

irteja
April 25, 2009, 09:33 AM
4.30 pm: The news from Cape Town isn't great. It has been raining since morning, and the covers have been on all day. They've started coming off now, as the rain has stopped, but we might be in for a delayed start despite the slight improvement in proceedings.

sharjilh
April 25, 2009, 09:36 AM
4.30 pm: The news from Cape Town isn't great. It has been raining since morning, and the covers have been on all day. They've started coming off now, as the rain has stopped, but we might be in for a delayed start despite the slight improvement in proceedings.

i hope it isnt more than half an hour :S

irteja
April 25, 2009, 09:38 AM
i hope it isnt more than half an hour :S

rule change..now they can wait upto 60 minute before the over cut down

Nadim
April 25, 2009, 09:38 AM
i hope it isnt more than half an hour :S

2 hours minimum..

irteja
April 25, 2009, 09:39 AM
All i need to know if Mash playing or not, if Mash not playing i will switch off TV and go to bed

Nadim
April 25, 2009, 09:40 AM
well.it's drizzling again...........i don't think there will be any cricket:(

irteja
April 25, 2009, 09:43 AM
4.37 pm: The bad news continues. It has started raining again and the covers are being brought back on. There are some pretty big puddles in the outfield, and the third umpire says the groundsmen would require some time to clear the outfield once the rain stops. The cut-off time, remember, is 8 pm. If the umpires decide to have a game then, then it'll be a five-over fixture.

Why the hell IPL is in South Africa. it should be in England. its always raining in SA

irteja
April 25, 2009, 09:46 AM
20-20 cricket should be always 20-20. over can be reduced to 15-16 maximum. 5 over is bulsheet. five -over fixture is a joke. RIP Cricket

sharjilh
April 25, 2009, 09:53 AM
yup, we might not even have a game :(

AsifTheManRahman
April 25, 2009, 09:55 AM
All i need to know if Mash playing or not, if Mash not playing i will switch off TV and go to bed
Yes, same here.

bangla-red
April 25, 2009, 09:59 AM
KKR are stupid, Agarkar has been so bad so far, Mash is a better bowler AND batman.

irteja
April 25, 2009, 10:06 AM
My Team
McCullum
Gayle
Saurav Ganguly
Saha
Dedbrata Das
Sukla
Mashrafe
isant Sharma
Dinda
mendis
Anureet

No Akash Chopra, Ajit Agarkar, Sanjay Bangar please

djnaved
April 25, 2009, 10:19 AM
it's gonna be 5 overs game

Spitfire_x86
April 25, 2009, 10:33 AM
it's gonna be 5 overs game
Official news?

BD-Shardul
April 25, 2009, 10:34 AM
All i need to know if Mash playing or not, if Mash not playing i will switch off TV and go to bed

Mash will not play. You can sleep safely.

karimjay.
April 25, 2009, 10:37 AM
it's gonna be 5 overs game
more chance for our man to play.

bdchamp20
April 25, 2009, 10:39 AM
it's gonna be 5 overs game
Confirmed?

Purbasha T
April 25, 2009, 10:42 AM
http://cric7.com/indnz/indexindnzsop.php
enjoy dude

;) cool man!

sharjilh
April 25, 2009, 10:42 AM
The chances of a game is really really slim, but lets hope for the best as there is still 2 hrs 15 mins left before cut-off time :)

My XI would be:

1) Gayle
2) McCullum
3) Ganguly
4) Shukla
5) Yashpal Singh
6) Saha
7) Mortaza
8) Ishant Sharma
9) Mendis
10) Anureet Singh

Id suggest a new batsmen i dont know about to be included in that as well

crikss
April 25, 2009, 10:59 AM
The chances of a game is really really slim, but lets hope for the best as there is still 2 hrs 15 mins left before cut-off time :)

My XI would be:

1) Gayle
2) McCullum
3) Ganguly
4) Shukla
5) Yashpal Singh
6) Saha
7) Mortaza
8) Ishant Sharma
9) Mendis
10) Anureet Singh

Id suggest a new batsmen i dont know about to be included in that as well

lol..this is not gonna happen..btw you made me confused by putting MASH name in the best 10. I don't understand why they bid so high for Mash when he is not even in their plan..FU bhuka nan :D

ialbd
April 25, 2009, 11:21 AM
abaro dekhi shobai mashrafeer laiga thread tread khuilla boisha ase .....

djnaved
April 25, 2009, 11:24 AM
Confirmed?

it was confirmed, but now unconfirmed:(

kalpurush
April 25, 2009, 12:18 PM
No match today!

crikfreak
April 25, 2009, 12:28 PM
match abandoned.....:(

Rabz
April 25, 2009, 12:30 PM
Looks like bad luck wont leave KKR alone.
Well, not till they have Mash in the team.

sharjilh
April 25, 2009, 01:35 PM
Mash will not play. You can sleep safely.

Looks like bad luck wont leave KKR alone.
Well, not till they have Mash in the team.

no rain was actually good for them, because they wouldve probably lost to Chennai if they played :P (especially since Mashrafe is not playing)

Orpheus
April 25, 2009, 01:43 PM
THe point is divided in rain affected match right? Then why was there a tie breaker in this early match. If it was semi final or final - then it makes sense - just like there would be a reserved day for a final.

I know some people are talking about not having tie breaker at all - which is one aspect but more importantly I think they need to think out the point system more thoroughly. It seems they are mimicking football so much, then why tie breaker so early? Football doesn't have tie breakers in early matches either.

Neel Here
April 25, 2009, 01:46 PM
really, that tie breaker idea is truly stupid at league stage.