please save my blog...

shared by straight point on Sunday, July 17, 2011

i have never played competitive cricket beyond club level... in my school and college days i used to be a decent opener and reasonable off spinner...

i have never seen test cricket live from the ground... not even an one day international... just couple of first class games and some ipl games...

i don't even know if i can even bowl a decent bowl at international level... or even face a worst international bowler...

but i do dare to blog on cricket...

i said dare... coz these days, whenever i feel disappointed about certain aspects of team india performances... try to argue a cricket point... i am forced to shut up...

the words are being invented to describe my sheer ineptness...

ipl chastity protector...

twitter trigger happy fan...

the world's no.1 cricket team fan...

a keyboard warrior..

i have been made to stand on the desk... "how dare you question the decision of team management... do you even understand how difficult it was...?" 

"you armchair pundit... you twitter happy fan... you pass judgement sitting on lounge in the comforts of your home... do you even know what it takes to face a 90mph ball snorting at your face...?"

i am losing confidence now...

for i know the next time i even show slightest disappointment or try to make a point... they, those have the grip of international cricket, would bludgeon me to submission using truck loads of stats as sticks to show me how it was not possible and how your observation lacked any cricketing sense coz of your background...

although most of them too have not faced a single dross of ishant... never shared a dressing room with players... never been a part of team management... but who are we to question them...?

they are the ones who have been bestowed by almighty to set the guidelines that would tell me when to feel disappointed or elated with performances of individual player or team... i dearly follow...

suddenly my observations, however genuine (obviously from my point only), have lost the right to be well argued... or dissented in conclusion... and to show my daredevilry and sheer ineptitude its necessary to call me names...

please save me and my blog...

i used to be a simple fan of team india... and believe me when i say that it is not my fault that the team i used to follow, that was not even in cricket radar not many years back, has now become world no.1 ranked test team... 

or is there already a name been invented for my predicament...?

17 comments:

Soulberry said...

Carry on Sah regardless...you are a sane voice that speaks fairly and sensibly on cricket.

Ignore the 'gentlemen' - they've had one too many too many times and therefore jaundiced.

straight point said...

sb... blame it on me that i am not been able to reflect the sarcasm that seems has remained hidden in the post... :(

rest assured.. i am not going anywhere...

it was just a plight in front of some intellectuals who are having bouts of superiority complex these days... to spare many simple fans like me... :)

Samir Chopra said...

SP: When people criticize the person rather than the argument, you know they've already lost the argument.

Ad-hominem attacks are easy. That doesn't mean they aren't idiotic!

Cheers, keep blogging,
Samir

Rishabh said...

Armchairiority Complex?

straight point said...

exactly samir...

as they say... when the debate is on who is right rather than what is right... leave the debate there itself...

thanks for dropping by... :)

straight point said...

Armchairiority Complex?

hahaha... kya baat hai rishabh... will definitely try to use it as and when required... :)

Golandaaz said...

who is world’s no.1 cricket team fan?

straight point said...

gol... i too am looking for one... apparently yeh sara ussi ka kiya dhara hai... ;)

Wes ~PFCNFS~ Blog said...

Lovely post and replies, I can relate to the topic... would even go so far and say that most likely not a single 90+ mph delivery has ever been bowled in my country, let alone to me *lol*

straight point said...

thank you wes... guess a simple fan genuinely understands the predicament of another... :)

greyblazer said...

Keep blogging mate!

straight point said...

you bet gb... :)

Mayank Jhaveri said...

SP Saar,

You should be happy that you are getting criticism in comments. It means that people are reading your blog.

I don't get comments at all, so this is not a worry for me :P

straight point said...

you know what mayanak... this post was not triggered by any comment on my blog... :)

Elangovan S said...

come on man.. this is the first time i came across your blog and almost glued reading one post after another.. your articles are really nice and am able to feel the point u r trying to make.. carry on bud.. kudos

straight point said...

thanks elan... :)

this was just a sarcastic post on so called self appointed cricket intellectuals...

Play Cricket Games said...

this is good blog to get updates of cricket.
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