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Referring to 3rd Umpire?

Posted by Rojit on August 20, 2011

Even though my whole blog has been revolving round the human’s emotions and stuffs, yet today I felt that I should try deviating at least once from this main field. I’m a huge sports enthusiast and cricket has always been my passion. So, let e share my thoughts today about a cricket rule or rather culture I’ve noticed throughout the ages and which I feel shouldn’t be continued. 3rd Umpire has been a huge boon to the cricketing world by trying to help cricket be played based on truth and not just on ‘I-think-so or I-feel-so’ But, let me refer to a condition we often see in a cricket match be it ODI or T20 or even test match. Before this, I assume everyone knows the very fact that time is an important factor for any cricket match to be played because of the live coverage being given by sports channel and others. Millions of money are being poured into a successful airing of any International match and the management has always keen keen to provide the best possible live entertainment. The condition I mentioned here is – imagine a batsman hits the ball and the fielder tries to stop it before it could be reached to boundary, but already the batsmen have completed 2 runs. Plenty of such a thing should have been seen a lot. Now the problem for the umpire is to check whether the ball has reached the boundary or not, or the fielder has touched the boundary rope while attempting to save the boundary. SO, naturally the on field umpires refer to the 3rd umpire asking whether it’s a boundary or not. It must be noted here that regardless of the fact that it’s a boundary or not, the same batsman will face the same bowler (provided it’s not the end of over). And it’s seen that the 3rd umpire does take a lot of ‘time’ (remember I mention of time’s significance which is even more in a test match) replaying again and again and finally ¬†announcing whether it is a boundary or just 2 runs because he has to be nearest to perfection..right? ¬†

My question is: Is it really necessary for the whole match to pause for a while and wait for the 3rd umpire to announce his verdict? Of course, I’m not ¬†talking about those situations where, the batsman is very near to a landmark(50 or 100), or the match is nearing towards a nail biting finish. No no..no such thing. I believe that the match should still go on regardless of whether it’s a boundary or not coz the score will be updated in the next 2-3 balls to be bowled and which won’t affect the way the game was still on process. It can never be an issue for the game of cricket, I suppose. Think about it..!¬†

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Violent love – perfect oxymoron?!

Posted by Rojit on August 14, 2011

It’s one of those random thoughts that creeps to my mind and makes me smile just by thinking about it. Imagine a serious and romantic part of a movie where the hero and the heroine are sitting on a beach under the full moon night. With gentle breeze playing with the girl’s hair and the boy looks at his girl who unknowingly has been trying to keep her hair straight. The roaring emotions come out from the boy side ( I wonder why it always comes from boys’ side) and he makes his honesty filled speech to his girl with unfathomable magnitude of love. It goes like – Mein tere liya chaan taaren todh ke leh aawun ga (I’ll break the moon & stars into pieces and shall bring it for you), Mein zameen aasmaan ek kar dunga tere liye (I’ll bring down the heaven for you), Mein tere liye duniya bulaa dunga¬†(I’ll forget the world for you). Such are the common speeches one always finds in every guy’s mind whenever we think of how much a guy loves a girl. Also the award winning song from Veer Zaara says –¬†Tere liye, ham hain jiye, honton ko siye (For your sake, I live with my lips sealed). Many speeches, hurtful words from lovers, songs, dialogues shall follow in the time of the world but one thing I believe is common for all of these is — there’s a sense of violence attached to love even though that would be the perfect irony of being in love. Breaking the moon, bringing down the heaven, defying the whole world, or even sealing one’s lips for his love…they all have if not much but an iota of violence. And if someone’s still pondering over this, well I must say that the world shall never be a better place to live in. Would it? They say if ever the world is gonna be free from all hatreds and killings and all, it’s gotta be love that shall consume all the hatreds. But me, with this random thought that’s flowing though my mind, not so optimistic..! ¬†Again in movies, time and again we have seen that those who could beat up the goons are sure to impress the most beautiful girl. Mahatma Gandhi is so lucky to have gotten married at the age of 13 (I guess) else he, with his non violence thing, would be ¬†considered a big bore..! The definition of romance has been mislead when these motion pictures and songs depict the eternal feeling to that level where forces and violence resemble the apt things to do in order to impress a girl. For instance, boy never goes for say ¬†tree plantation, or say helping an elderly woman or hungry homeless kids, cleaning the environment etc..instead talks about stupid things like breaking the moon into pieces..! Should we blame the Film directors or song writers or dialogue persons..or just the girls..?! Just a thought..!

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