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    November 08, 2006

    Clairvoyant Ganguly?

    A video of Sourav Ganguly, then India's skipper, echoing his thoughts on TBFKAYY taking a fairly long time to mend an injury to his elbow.

    This was in game #2 of the one-day leg of Pakistan's tour of India in 2005, the one where Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his credentials.

    The Cricinfo ball-by-ball commentary for that ball
    37.4 Yuvraj Singh to Kamran Akmal, one run, pushed away on the off side, dangerous quick single taken, Kaif sprints in, the pick up was spot on but the throw was too high, Youhana dives in, third umpire called in, green light flashes, Youhana saved by the dive looks like Youhana has injured himself, play held up, Ganguly has a word with umpire Bowden
    Youhana injured himself while diving to avoid getting run-out. The first thing Ganguly does is to say something (inaudible) to Jayaprakash while vigorously shaking his head.

    Youhana seems to think Ganguly is complaining that he's faking the injury. Ganguly clarifies: "Nahin nahin, teri baat nahin kar raha hoon. Main apni baat kar raha hoon. Tu rest le, mereko problem nahin hai. Mereko fine na karen bas. Main nahin bol raha hoon tu jaan boojhke kar raha hai. Main bola time note kar le, bas. Maroonga main hi phir." (No no, I'm not talking about you. I'm talking about myself. You take rest. I don't have a problem. I'm concerned about me being fined. I told him to note down the time. I will invariably be the one copping the fine).

    Youhana still thinks Ganguly's told the umpires that he's deliberately wasting time. Ganguly says: "Nahin nahin, main woh nahin bol raha hoon" (No no, I wasn't talking about that at all)

    Here's the irony. One game later, Ganguly was fined 70% of his fee for India's pathetic over rate. Two games later, Ganguly was banned for six one-dayers, a ban that was upheld after an appeal as well. That, coupled with his lack of runs, was among the first reasons for [probably] ending his career.
    Thus spake Jagadish @ 1:27 AM |
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    wow.... amazing find... and your transcript. how could you manage it ? real good one there.

    By Anonymous Anonymous (08-Nov-2006, 7:07:00 AM)  

    you have seen what is a tennis elbow and now you know what a bleeding elbow is - heights sanjay, keep it up!

    By Blogger Ganesh (08-Nov-2006, 12:02:00 PM)  

    anon: I found a video of a highlights package from the India v South Africa Hero Cup (1993) semi-final. Along with that video was this one.

    ganesh: True. I was eagerly expecting Manjrekar to at least offer some translation. He outdid himself!

    By Blogger Jagadish (08-Nov-2006, 1:29:00 PM)  

    heh - i remember i saw this live..

    that was funny then. nice find!

    By Anonymous Anonymous (09-Nov-2006, 1:50:00 AM)  

    Talking abt fine for slow over rates, no one even bothered to mentioned Aussies pathetic over rate in the Champions trphoy match against India. If I am right, there was only a break of 20 min between the innings. - AJith

    By Anonymous Anonymous (10-Nov-2006, 8:13:00 AM)  

    ajith: Yes. But it can easily be explained away by things like ball getting wet etc. etc. In any case the rule has now been stupidly changed to only fine teams for slow over rate rather than penalize them by making them bat less # of overs while chasing

    By Blogger Jagadish (10-Nov-2006, 6:51:00 PM)  


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