Well yes it hurts to lose to Pakistan especially in the finals! Pakistan deserved to be the winner. They outplayed India in all the departments of the game. Congratulations! My respect for coach Micky Arthur has increased 10 folds now. He saw the vulnerability of the batsmen after the top 3 and exposed it bluntly. This indeed cost us the trophy. Also I feel Kumble didn’t plan proper on how to combat Amir. Rohit Sharma’s stats against Amir is appalling. And he got all top 3 in his 6 overs.
Emotionally I would love to see Yuvi & Dhoni play for another 10 years. But realistically they are ageing and there is a huge prospect of young Indian players brewing at the back ground. Players who too needs to be given experience at the international level. There is a stream of opinion who thinks its just a game and everything is fine. I beg to differ. This was the final of the tournament we were set to defend. Losing to Pakistan in a final is really sad. Doesn’t matter if the middle order had less match experience but what about career experience? The mighty Indian batting lineup consists of only 3. Both these players will have to deliver match winnings innings more often.
I wonder what is Ravinder Jadeja considered as? All rounder or bowler? His bowling stats of the CT 2017 is heart breaking. The #1 bowler in tests goes wicket less in a major tournament. And if an all rounder he failed when it mattered the most. Maybe a bad day at work for most of the Indian players or maybe this is where some signs shouldn’t be overlooked.
The medium of communication with a pet is amazing. Obviously since we don’t share a common method to exchange information but yet the bond that is shared between us is among the best I shared with anybody. Recently I learnt that dogs (puppies in my case) don’t understand the meaning of most things that we say. But they understand the tone & tune of the words. For example: when I want to give them a treat, I say ‘bikit’ (biscuit) repeatedly for multiple times and in an ascending tone and the pups leave whatever kept them busy and sit near the kitchen door. Today I did the same thing but replaced ‘bikit’ with ‘cricket’ and I got the same reaction. The same strategy on different objects gave me mostly the same outcome.
Maybe they are too young (4 months old) to notice the difference or maybe the above theory is true and not just one off incident. Only way to find out is by trying the same experiment a few more times.
What I am saying, if am trying to say anything is that language doesn’t necessarily has to be a priority to strike a great bond between two living things. I can’t vouch for every living thing but maybe almost certain about dogs. How else will a puppy understand me being happy or sad? How will I know if its hungry or thirsty? I am very fascinated by the connection we’ve built and seeing it prosper gives a real good sense of happiness.
Will come up with more regarding my pups soon.
Today my puppies had their first experience of no electricity. It freaked them out. Especially the shadows created by the emergency lamp made no sense to them.
They continued barking and whimpering. Nothing could calm them down. Even the neck and ear rub weren’t helping. Eventually an idea worked, chicken bones! I threw a piece of bone to the darkest place in the house and they had no hesitation in fighting their fear to retrieve the bones. Then they were normal. Thus I felt pride in watching their first encounter with darkness and how they overcame their fear. Actually this is a learning experience. Most of the time we are limited by our or else’s fears. When we fight our way through a maze of confusions, mis-directions etc., we usually win. Not always but surely the sweetness of the good memories outweigh the bitterness of misfortunes. That’s living! Living to be a part of those moments that stays in the heart and mind till the soul leaves the body.
Thank you, kids! Thank you for clearing my mind once again.
An internal resolution cements its will to be regular on this platform. However something or the other always brings in between mammoth sized obstacles or further elongates the distance in between me and my expressions. No doubt I’ve been busy, am trying to match the break neck speed of life. Is this the reason? Then I find myself with a lot of time on my hands which could have been differently utilised than already done. Am unsure if this is procrastination to be consistent at what I started. Or a matter of time before I find myself here more often than now.
And when I star surfing the content on my reader, it fills my heart with pride. Motivates me to sit down and express myself. Being happy is all about ones expressions, the mediums differs from one person to another but that’s the point!