a humble century...

shared by straight point on Friday, September 12, 2008

after spending quite a few time in nervous nineties...got stuck in the crease...refused the temptation of crossing for a single for a while on ninety nine...but ultimately couldn't resist the temptation...

so here i am with a 100th post at Straight Points...and new look...

i hooked on to blogging by reading finest cricket blogs and started commenting on few of them...i used to marvel at in depth analysis...insight of article...the way they presented the thoughts...the argument...the command over language...medium...everything...

it was enlightening for me...

here was a world thriving on its own and i couldn't believe how ignorant i was...of its existence...

in no time it became more than pass time and i used to wait for the posts of blogs...started commenting on them and used to refresh the page impatiently to know what blogger has commented on return...

slowly i started to think how it would be if i have my own blog...but i had my own doubts...which are well documented here

while on one side the desire of having my own blog was refusing to go down...on another side were my inhibitions...

will some one pay visit...?
will i make myself laughing stock...?
and more importantly will i survive...?

that's why...though i created this blog on october 20th 2007...it took me almost a month to come up with my first real post...but after seeing encouraging comments from Homer's, Ottayan's and SoulBerry's on my welcome post i decided to take plunge...

i can not thank these three gentlemen enough who gave me the inspiration as well as encouragement...at the right time...

thanks again friends...even you don't know what you have done to me...
(now you know whom to blame for pestering you with one after another post)

in the journey i have made many friends...and i am sure that i will make many more...

and how can i forget to not mention BCCI (Bored Cricket Crazy Indians)...a place where i have seen and shared so much of cricketing nostalgia than ever...

thanks naked cricket for inventing this platform and for the inspirational idea...

once again...heartfelt, humble and sincere thanks to all of you who take moments out of your busy life to visit and comment here at Straight Points...and hope that you will continue to do so...

for my survival...

40 comments:

Jrod said...

Congrats my friend

Straight Point said...

thanks UJ... :)

Ottayan said...

Congratulations on achieving the landmark.

Personally, I aim to hit a 100 comments landmark on your blog.

Cheers.

Buzzz said...

badhai ho pankaj bhiya :). kisi zamane me emra bhi ek blog tha jisme maine Haneef Mohammed ke score (337) ki barabari ki thi...in 4 months.

when i thot i wud become third person to cross 375 mark, Sydney happened and i was heartbroken. so much so for 8 months i didnt blog. i missed it. jab raha nahi gaya to wapas aa gaya blogs ki duniya me aur wohi purane yaar logo me :)

Many congrats dood

Buzzz said...

Aur party kis lounge bar me he ?

Homer said...

A rollicking century SP.. very much in the Sehwag mould... plenty of thrilling moments, lots of pizazz and never a dull moment..

Now for that double century ( remember that the strike rate has to increase the longer you spend time at the crease :) )

Cheers,

Rob said...

Congratulations.

ankit said...

congratulations!!

i kept nodding in agreement when you said there was this world existing on the net, and that i, like you, had been ignorant about it..

and yeah, everyone here, esp the ones at BCCI and UJ have been very encouraging, i know that through experience..

your blog has been one of those inspirations and i have always looked up to you.

thanks man!!

Sumit said...

hey, it prompted me to check my dashboard, and i'm on 98! very nervous now!

Naked Cricket said...

Pan, here's looking at Straight Points!

- The mast Indianess, the bindaas ease of thought, the use of Hinglish and love for soul cricket.

A cracking century, boss!

Btw I've been lost in BCCI's 1 month anniv - which is tomorrow. 1 minute away.

Sanjay Awasthi said...

Dear SP (Pan)
Congrats for your very first fine century. We really enjoy..your singles, fours and sixes during these days. Keep writing...

Straight Point said...

cheers OTT...may that day come soon :)

Straight Point said...

now i know why you went AWOL...buzzz...

yes its very addictive and once you are into it there is no way back...

pls suggest me a lounge for party...are you from delhi?

Straight Point said...

thank you homer...yes i will try to improve my strike rate... :)

Straight Point said...

cheers rob and thanks for dropping by...

Straight Point said...

i am overwhelmed ankit!!

we all have formed a community where despite our differences in opinions, given space to each other...

Straight Point said...

i can very well understand your nervousness sumit...looking fwd to your cracking century... :)

Straight Point said...

thanks for nice words gaurav!

i sincerely believe that BCCI is going to be cricket ka blogbuster...and smash many centuries to top...

Straight Point said...

cheers SA!! only if you promise to be more regular... :))

Buzzz said...

Pune my friend :) i m in awe of delhi

Trideep said...

Hey SP... congrats on the century...

i just think that ur earlier look was better.. with the posts in the centre..
newas .. ROCK ONN!!

Straight Point said...

thanks tri...you bet i cant stay with current one for long :)

scorpicity said...

Congratulations my friend... now you can go and play those big shots :)... am stuck on 78 he he

Q said...

Congrats man!

Soulberry said...

hey hey hey! First off, congratulations on the century. And the second congratulations must go to the great new look to the blog...I love it!

Now let's have some straight fours and sixes instead of singles! :)

Hope you are fine.

Soulberry said...

You know...I spent some time here after my earlier post...clicking at this and that, generally trying to grasp the new party-wear...I think you have the best-dressed blog in town! Looks good and organized now.

Straight Point said...

cheers scorpy...we all are waiting for that century man!!

Straight Point said...

thankQ!! :)

Straight Point said...

you have made my day SB!!

your comments about new look means a lot me..coming from wizard like you...its great to learn that you liked it that way...

thanks and cheers!!

John said...

Congrats SP. If I d been in Delhi, I'd be demanding a partay!!

A Bisht said...

Congrats !

What you've achieved in so short a duration, is a testimony to your acumen.Hundred posts is not a small achievement.That too very addictive.

I can't say of others; but I've been reading your blog with the erudition of a student.

It's true,Blogging , is a stress buster and a cause of stress, at the same time. Irony !

Some posts have deeply itched in my mind: the fab-four one and the one titled Vir-Gati.Talking of the latter post, I was surprised by your word play with the post title.

Keep blogging bro, I'll keep on following your blog.

Congrats once again :)

Buzzz said...

hey dude, do comment on my silly stuff on arm ball too :)

Straight Point said...

cheers john...!!

btw, how you are finding mumbai...
did you do crash course in marathi ;-))

Straight Point said...

AB,

i am deeply moved by your admiration...appreciation...

what we struggle to put across in 100 posts you do it with ease with just one cartoon...

Straight Point said...

buzzz i do comment regularly at your blog...cheers!!

ankit said...

what yaar?

after a century players generally get more open with their shots...

wassup with you?

eying lara's record already?!

vmminerva said...

Congrats man! And wishing you many many more straight centuries. :)

Straight Point said...

thanks VM!! :)

wasim said...

Lagge Raho Pankaj Bhai!

Congrats

Straight Point said...

thanks wasim bhai...

nice to see you after such a long time...how are you?

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