Friday, December 21, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
What happened to that guy who played basketball everyday? The guy who wrote every once in a while? The guy who loved reading? The guy who wanted to change the world? The guy who could make things? The guy who loved exploring? The biker? With each passing day, you realize your skills are waning and you're becoming uni-dimensional - a.k.a "boring".
You were riding a giant wave - you went with the flow. Worked hard in school, got into a good college, worked enough in college and got yourself a job. What now? The giant wave is long gone. All you have left is this colorless, lifeless ocean of choices and opportunities - but there is no wave to carry you. There is no motivation.
Lying in the ocean, ditched by the wave, floating towards meaningless oblivion, you realize - Quarter-life crisis strikes and strikes HARD!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
"Sachin has more match winning centuries than Ricky Ponting has in total" - that's the stupidest argument, mathematically. So I just went ahead and did a little bit of analysis.
Ricky Ponting: 30 centuries, 25 of them victories - win % when Ponting Scores a 100 - 83.33%
Okay, now the argument becomes - "hey, Australia was a much better team than India during that time and they won a lot of their games invariably". Well, I say - "very good call".
So I went ahead and studied another Indian who had significant success in ODI Cricket and was a peer to Sachin - Saurav Ganguly.
Saurav Ganguly: 22 centuries, 18 of them victories - win % when Saurav scores a 100 - 81.81%.
Sachin Tendulkar: 49 centuries, 33 of then victories (according to the image) - win % when Sachin scored a 100 - 67.34%
That is *significantly* lower than the two considered above.
I'm not under-mining Sachin's achievement at all. But when someone says Sachin has more match winning centuries than any other player, he also has more centuries in lost causes than any other player, even as a percentage.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Truly unfortunate that I missed the EPIC Australian Open finals. Two WARRIORS standing toe to toe, only one had to win. Kudos to Djoko. A few years ago, in one such epic, Rafa stood victorious against one Mr.Roger Federer in Rod Laver Arena and when asked about the game after his loss, Roger Federer ended up in tears. This time, Rafa was at the receiving end and when asked about the game he said:
“That's nice be there fighting, trying to go to the limit, bring your body to the limit of his chances,” he said. “Something I really enjoy, and I always said is good to enjoy suffering, no? So when you are fit, with passion for the game, when you are ready to compete, you are able to suffer and enjoy suffering. So today I had this feeling, and is a really good one. I suffered during the match, but I enjoyed all the troubles that I had during all the match. I tried to be there, to find solutions all the time. I played a lot with my heart. I played a lot with my mind, and is something that is nice to be around and not just play tennis.”
Don't make fun of his grammar, just SALUTE him for the WARRIOR he is.
P.S - Really, no offence to Federer fans, he is truly a great player, he has grace, he has style, but Rafael Nadal is a WARRIOR.