Terror strikes Mumbai, India and rules Cricketers mind
After an excellent test match , this is what the two captians said
MS Dhoni “We executed the plans well”
Ricky Ponting “India were the rightful winners of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy”
India won the Border-Gavasaskar trophy today by beating the mighty Australians by comprehensive 172 runs. India won the series 2-0. Indian victory was on the cards right from day one as Sachin made a terriffic century with his popular heavy weight MRF bat. This was Sachin’s 40th test century and 10th against Australia. Though Sachin’s contribution has a great impact on today’s Indian victory , I would say that it was a definite team effort, which made sure that India would stand on the winning side during presentation ceremony. Its always difficult to beat the Australians and I am sure that today’s victory is something special to every Indian player and ofcourse to every Indian. This test is also the last test match for the former Indian captian Ganguly, who scored his maiden Test Hundred against England on his very first test match at Lords.
[ source : http://cricket.timesofindia.indiatimes.com ]
Simon Taufel tips on umpiring , which can be considered as a self improvement tips in any field, not just umpiring
Always have your own continuous improvement cycle.
Plan (set goals), execute (do), review (self assess / get feedback) and then repeat. repeat, repeat
Umpiring is a team sport and you must help your colleague to have a good game, your performance is judged as a team
Self discipline is paramount – focus on what is important and allow no distractions
Think and behave positively. The world has a habit of creating a path to those who know where they are going
Never stop learning. Nothing great was ever achieved without some setbacks along the way – learn from them
Be a good person first to be a good umpire.
The 37-year-old Taufel has won the ‘ICC Umpire of the Year Award’ every year since its inception
Received the ICC’s ‘Bronze Bails Award’ for umpiring in 100 ODIs. Is the youngest to have reached this landmark.
Has umpired in 51 Tests, 124 ODIs, and 11 T20 games till date
Made his first-class umpiring debut in 1995, aged just 24.
Stood in his first ODI, at 28, on Jan 13 1999 in a match between Australia and Lanka at Sydney
Officiated in his first Test in Dec 2000, the Boxing Day duel between Aus and WI at Melbourne.