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Commented on own review

Sep 30, 2009 01:27 PM

Coolmun, If I were to form the team again, I will have Hadlee, Marshal, Imran Khan, Syndey Barnes and Muralitharan as my bowlers. That would make it a good attack for any kind of track. I will play one batsman less and expect Imran and Gilly to make handy contributions, with some strokes from... Hadlee too. That'd still be an eight batsmen long line up.Read More

Commented on amjad_maruf's review

Feb 11, 2007 01:20 PM

Agree with you that the plot was so unreal and unconvincing. Particularly agree with this... 'Ironically, after all this it is Rani who goes on looking for love outside her marriage when it should have been Abhishek doing that. And what does SRK do that makes Rani fall in love with her. Nothing.'... Why in the blue hell are audiences supposed to empathize with Rani and SRK, and not with Priety and Abhishek. Karan Johar has truly lived up to my expectations by coming up with another utterly junk movie. The moron thinks he is giving out a 'message' in every movie of his but always fails miserably.Read More

Commented on own review

Feb 11, 2007 12:59 PM

Thanks for your comment. Right now I am not really in a mood to defend Murali. However as far as going by old books or great experts are concerned, I don't rely on them. Stats are hard facts. Do not get affected by subjectivity. Experts can make funny comments like Imran Khan saying that Inzamam the best player of fast bowling since Viv Richards or Gavaskar saying Tendulkar is better than Greg Chappel, Viv Richards and Wally Hammonds put together. Such comments are plain laughable. However since I wrote this review, my views are changed. I must give Imran Khan a place in top 5 instead of Tendulkar. So my top 5 will look like this now.. Don Bradman Garry Sobers Vivian Richards Imran Khan Muttiah Muralitharan Likes of Richard Hadlee and Keith Miller are close miss.Read More

Commented on Faerie's review

Apr 07, 2005 12:08 AM

Haven't been visiting Mouthshut much. Whenever I do, I do check your reviews. Just couldn't help commenting on this review, the incurable romantic soul that I am :) 'They looked so cute as pals' If they look so cute, they didn't look cute as pals. Atleast 2 guys as pals don't look cute to me. ... Secondly, is there any harm in feeling for your friend. What is so holy about 'just' friendship? If I begin feeling for someone with whom I have always pretended to be just friends, have I made something unholy? On the contrary I feel I have given her the best compliment by desiring to be more and more with her. As long as I admire her as a friend (honestly I don't know what I mean by admiring as a friend) that compliment is incomplete. Just my thoughts. Nice review. Ankit Read More

Commented on akisha's review

Mar 04, 2005 10:34 PM

Hi Akisha... I just finished reading Gone with the wind and then I came to know that there is sequeal but written by a different author...which kind of discourages me to pick it up. Hunted for its review and found yours :) But as I was reading it you seemed to be revealing a lot so I have not rea...d through completely.... Just wanted to ask...if you would suggest this reading even though its written by another author?? Regards, AnkitRead More

Commented on Faerie's review

Dec 27, 2004 10:03 AM

Hi Sujata, Different beliefs work for different people... To me 'love' is just a 4 letter word...and this word is impotent...what is potent is one's feelings...the question 'Am I in love?' is futile...I never ask that to myself and ofcourse never to someone else...All I ask myself is...'How ba...dly I want something...and how well prepared I am for this...' Words like 'love', 'infatuation' etc are countably finite...feelings have infinite why is it so important to know which word describes my feelings the best... May be what one defines as love is impossible to am I not allowed the pleasure of fancying myself in love? After all, the purpose the word 'love' serves is that it gives one pleasure to think...'I am in love!!!' ofcourse different beliefs work for different people and my belief is ditch the words judge the feelings...Anyway hopefully that is all from my side on the more bugging you...:) Regards, AnkitRead More

Commented on Faerie's review

Dec 26, 2004 12:12 PM

So infatuation doesn't last long.... OK...what my concern is how can one judge for oneself whether his feelings are love or infatuation (its of no use whatsoever to judge for someone else) for how long should one wait for his feelings to subside before deciding that he is in love...and what the gaurantee that after expiry of that period the feelings will last forever?? Its like you don't know if a glass pane is breakable or not untill it actually breaks..but once broken whats the use of the knowledge obtained... So what good are theoritical differences between 'love' and 'infatuation' if there aint a way to judge for oneself beforehand?? A person never labels his/her current relationship as mere feels so only about one's past feelings... I always tell people that difference between love and infatuation is of belief, its in your mind...its love only as long as you like to think its love... a 20 year old boy falling for 30 year old lady...infatuation right?? a 26 year old meeting a 24 year old girl through their parents...bang!! cupid has struck...thats true love..right?? why?? because they can get married and live happily ever after?? I wonder what distinguishes true love from un-true love... Anyway these are just abstract theories...and what good is a theory if there ain't a real circumstance to apply it on... Regards, AnkitRead More

Commented on Faerie's review

Dec 24, 2004 09:48 PM

'You don't have to be in love to be happy' Hmm...on face of it that should be intuitively obvious without calling for any supportive arguments...but then there is that feeling...Am I the only one left out...and it can kill... 'True love...and blah blah' I could never figure out how everyone... seems to know the difference between true love and un-true love...only I don't have the slightest idea...I mean is 'true love' a disease that can be diagonsed by observing certain symptoms? For that matter how can 'love' and infatuation be differentiated...all I know is I feel something...all it requires is my rationale to judge what I want to do with my feelings...then what does one mean when he tells me that I am not in love but only infatuated... Nice have made a stronger statement that the movie could... AnkitRead More

Commented on Faerie's review

Dec 05, 2004 01:27 PM

Totally agree with - love yourself first, more than anybody can love you...In any case its a myth that one can love someone more than one's own self...You can dettach yourself with anything and anybody including your lover, but not your mind and body... Punishing oneself for someone else's mistak...e is a big big crime...Also I feel breaking hearts is a sin...equally big sin is to let someone break your heart... And I often tell people that if you loath physical lust all the time...what will you think of emotional lust...The desire to be loved when you haevn't done anything to deserve it... Looks like an interesting book....gotta get hold of this one.... A very nice review.... AnkitRead More

Commented on Faerie's review

Nov 30, 2004 09:17 PM

Think beofre you press 'send' Yes, I have regretted that in past...infact, on mouthshut know when? Nice review... Regards, Ankit Ps. I feel one may, at times, not be what he/she appears on net...for instance one might be an introvert in real life...but/therefore is very act...ive on net...Read More

Commented on mnc123's review

Nov 22, 2004 04:36 PM

Hi Millind, You seem to remember so much of Wasim...awsome!! Wasim looked like an artist...looked in complete control of his game...he was a legend.... Though you know that I feel he is over rated :) I rate Marshall, Hadlee, Trueman, Ambrose etc above him. Neverthless, its a crime to compare t...he greats...but one reason why I have little dislike for him is that he ruined Waqar's career who could have been another one running after the world record along with Murali and Warne.... Great review... AnkitRead More

Commented on own review

Nov 22, 2004 11:13 AM

Munna was waiting for your comments immediately after posting the reivew :) Chukers, I reckon don't get extra spin but they only provide it sufficient pace to allow the ball travel, i.e. when talking of finger spinners. Spin is generated by the fingers and not the elbow. Murali's extra spin is d...ue to his helicopter wrist and not because of the bend in his elbow. Case of Bedi and Warne is different, they were wrist spinners. And again I wont mind if chucking helps the flippers, the question is what do you want to prevent by prohibiting chucking. I personally want to prevent only sudden faster ones and the bouncers. For every thing else I want the batsman to be prepared. And don't you think more than half of the finger spinners will sit out if the rule sustains? Yes, Hadlee got 400 wickets in lesser number of deliveries but spinners never have strike rates comparable to quicks and wicket/match ratio becomes an important parameter because spinners can bowl longer spells. Murali's strike rate is better than Warney's and particularly in last 5 years, his strike rate has been as good as Curtley Ambrose's. In ODI's Murali gives away 0.5 runs less per over than Warney. Neverthless, thanks a lot for your comments. Its a such a delight to talk to an avid cricket fan... Ankit Read More

Commented on own review

Nov 22, 2004 10:32 AM

Munir: I am an obsessed fan of Sachin. I will fight till death with someone who suggests that Sachin doesn't win matches :) But there is a truth that I realize, When Murali retires he will hold every single bowling record whereas the batting records will be shared between Sahin Tendulkar, Brian Lara..., Viv Richards and Don Bradman. Thanks for your comments. Dil Hindustani: Well many people claim Warne has taken wickets on all pitches, but he hasn't put the Indians in much trouble, wheares I observe even Sachin is clueless against Murali, he only sweeps him wheareas all good batsmen are able to use feet affectively against Warney. Also see the fact that Murali so often bowls the batsmen out.Warney is a legend neverthless. Dr. Shafique: Yes, this rule is blindly followed. If you ask me I won't mind a bowler bending his arm by 45 degrees as long as he bowls at a pace lower than 100 kmph. Anuj: Yeah, Aussies seem to have lot of trouble with Murali. And the ball of the century, well I think Murali's Doosra that uproots the wickets leave the left-handed batsmen completely clueless is far more lethal as it turns in front of the batsman. I can remember Wasim getting out bowled in ICC trophy 2002, the ball pierced thru his forward defence.Read More

Reviewed M. Muralitharan

Nov 21, 2004 06:00 PM 2119 Views

(Updated Nov 22, 2004 06:02 PM)

The question I want to raise first is Why is chucking inherently bad? Why should chuckers be hated? The answer at times given is - A rule is a rule. I want to differ, a rule is not simply a rule that is holy just because it is written in the rule books. What is holier than a rule is the ''philos...Read more

Commented on own review

Nov 08, 2004 10:33 AM

Thanks a lot for your comments. I really appreciate presence of another ardent cricket fan on Mouthshut :-) S. Barnes in place of Warne. Agreed, even I felt after completing the review that I should have better picked Barnes, he was far more incisive. Imran Khan - Well I will rather bring in ...a specialist fast bowler like Marshall-whom you have dropped-than Imran. When forming an elven from all cricketers in the history, I don't see a plcae for an all-rounder. I will stick with specialists. If they can contribute in more than one department thats great, like Hadlee and Sobers but they primarily picked coz they are good enuf to be picked up on their bowling and batting abilities (respectively) alone. Lohman is a good choice, but then the reason I did not consider him was that he played in an era when cricket used to be bowlers' feast. There are quite a few bowlers who played in 1800's and early 1900's and had terrific strike rate and averages of under 20. So if you insist on playing an extra bowler, I will probably pick Lilee. Lohman, may be is as good a choice as Lilee. Tough call. Pollock in place of Sachin - fair enough. When it comes to Sachin I am a little biased :-) Gilchrist - well I want to see the best of all skills. So I can't pick him. It has to be Knott or may be G. Evans. Briefly, I will accept your XI with 2 changes, Marshall in place of either Imran or Lohman and Knott in place of Gilchrist. Thanks again for you comments. Ankit.Read More

Commented on Faerie's review

Oct 29, 2004 11:11 PM

Hi Sujata, I am becomnig less active here on Mouthshut coz it has lost its charm. And comment sections are probably most repsonsible. you will take this as a criticism to your style but what is this bahiya-didi, my girlfriend, your husband going on here? makes me sick. And I must say you have to ...take a lot of blame for the way comments are being written these days. Real sad this place is becoming.... As for personal comments and fights...well don't blame people who make personal attacks against those who fill their reviews with all sort of personal stories. They are themsleves inviting personal comments. Now we know the names of girlfriends of many members. where is their a possibility of not making personal comments to those people? They are throwing themselves at the mercy of any stranger who reads what they write. And by the way, 'you are a great friend' is also a personal remark and is as inappropriate as the comment 'you look ugly'. Come on M2Ms hain na!!! This place is growing sicker day by day...unless things start changing soon I shall probably stop visiting mouthshut... AnkitRead More

Commented on RACHITVATS1981's review

Oct 29, 2004 07:24 PM

Late to read and comment this review. But trust me I am pissed off reading those excessively personal stories. My girlfriend loves so much and blah blah....owing to this kind of stuff my activities on MS are reduced. Don't know if you ever noticed my presence or not but you stood for the same ide...a that I this review and before this too through your comments. Trust me this place is becoming rotten. People like amjad_maruf, vivekbp, balaji, spookay, suyog, lavagopal and many others are no more active :-( Good review, AnkitRead More

Commented on Faerie's review

Oct 20, 2004 08:47 PM

Hi.. I have been strongly recommeded this book by a friend of mine and am planning to pick it up as soon as I finish the book currently I am reading these days (which is Jane Asten's Sense and sensibility) Your review reinforced my resolve :-) And you are true about comparisions...even I suffe...r a lot due to that..especially recently. And am badly disappointed with myself for drawing such this is principally against by rules...which you can imagine coz u call me Roark :-) Good Review... AnkitRead More

Commented on Faerie's review

Oct 18, 2004 11:29 PM

Hi...Didn't exactly think this way when watching the movie...for the most part I was absoarbed in the memories of the book P&P that the movie was evoking. But yes you raise valid points. The movie doesn't put up a very good image of our country. However as for Image No. 1. I feel you are being l...ittle bit harsh. Ms. Bakshi was only the character of Ms. Bennet reproduced. But that she is looking for grooms settled abroad for her daughters instead of just rich was an unfortunate addition. Great great review... AnkitRead More

Commented on Faerie's review

Oct 18, 2004 08:50 PM

Hi there, Nice review...again...there aren't many traits common in all women..ofcourse they are so complicated...but there is one thing, I have observed, is common to every woman on earth...they love being held by someone special when sleeping :-) Not a single excpetion I there? R...egard, AnkitRead More