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A Night to Remember – 2nd April, 2011!

A week’s gone by since the night the whole nation was thrown in a state of euphoric excitement, when the Indian Team gave us all the joy of our lives with that magnificent World Cup win over Sri Lanka… but the jubilation continues still…
The whole affair has been extensively covered by the media, in every possible way! So, obviously, you won’t find any novel piece of information here…Just a few pithy proverbs to sum it all up!
Just wanted to post something about our super-awesome cricket team…so that many years down the line, I can read this post and relive some of the moments that are so, so hard to come by! 
Winners make it happen, losers let it happen!
World Cup, 2011: Some people dream of success while others wake up and achieve it! 
Indian Team:- Putting your best foot forward!
Batting:- The whole is greater than the sum of its parts!
Bowling:- A problem shared is a problem halved!
Fielding:- Many hands make light work!
Gary Kirsten:- He doesn’t boast who does the most!
Sachin Tendulkar:- Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there! / Nothing succeeds like success!
MS Dhoni:- Nothing ventured. nothing gained! / There’s a method in his madness!

Yuvraj Singh:- Cometh the hour, cometh the man! (in almost every game!)
Virendra Sehwag:- Well begun is half done!
Zaheer Khan:- What can’t be cured must be endured..(by the other teams!)

Harbhajan Singn:- Prior preparation prevents poor performance!
Munaf Patel:- All’s well that ends well!
Suresh Raina:- Mighty oaks from little acorns grow!
Virat Kohli:- It is through the small things we do that we learn, not the big things!

Ashwin:- The key to all action lies in belief!

Gautam Gambhir:- In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity!
Ashish Nehra:- Some days you get the bear, other days the bear gets you!

Piyush Chawla:- If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem!
Yusuf Pathan:- All sizzle and no steak!

Sreesanth:- There’s none so deaf as those who will not hear!

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  1. @kaustuv: hmmm..hope u make that inclusion soon..'cuz we all know how rare it is to find oneself completely free…! 🙂

    Archana bhabhi: hi bhabhi! glad to see you here…thanks a lot for the appreciation and for following my blog! 🙂

  2. nicely given words to your feellings..the proverb,"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem!" well said..all proverbs are apt to each face..keep this spirit of listening to your heart & giving apt words to them! 🙂

  3. ya… kind of involved in different things… I write only when I am completely free… still hope to include Blogging in my comfort zone… lets see…

  4. @kaustuv: haan bilkul!! 🙂 one occasion when the whole country rejoiced with the same "bhawnaayein"!! 🙂 btw, long time, no post!

  5. I'll save this as a webpage and then can refer to it anytime, even after decades… coz bhawnaayein to same hi hain 🙂

  6. @luv bhaiya: was waiting for you to read this particular post…knew you would like it!! :-):-) yep….i was following our team quite closely..cuz a WC win definitely seemed to be n the offing!! :-):-)

  7. Perfect! I loved reading it. Also, it confirms you were following the Indian team in CWC closely. That's such a sweet thing. 🙂

  8. @pixie: OK, miss dhongi!! nice try but u ain't gonna get out of this!! which means, u have to comment in any case! 😛 😛 yep…the WC is really home!! 🙂 hope it stays here for a long, long time!! n about TOI n stuff…ya ya, m listening qt!! :):) seriously!! 😛

  9. Or cricinfo…I just read gunjan's comment.:)qt..plz bhej do.

  10. I have realised,I cant seem to comment on your writings.Amazingly written.And we certainly are able to relive "the night the world cup came home":)TOI ya koi bhi,kahin bhi bhej do qt…itne acche se kisi ne nahi likha hai…And i am not exaggerating.

  11. @gunjan: Woah!! now that's some raging review for the post!! thanks a lot!! but cricinfo?? ammm..lemme know if u moonlight as its editor! 😉
    n yeah…the proverb about Piyush Chawla…it's as if it was coined for him!! 😀

  12. Awesome !! Really hilarious .. All comments are so apt .. Best post of the blog 🙂 You should send this to .. I felt so happy after reading the lines for Piyush Chawla .. Really appealed to my animus toward the fool 😀

  13. @kush bhaiya: Thank u bhaiya!! m quite happy with the job too!!! 😛 Lol!! 😀

  14. good job .. nicely summed up..

  15. @inds: thank u so much sweetie for the exaggerated praise!!! 😛 😛

  16. Amazing compilation Mishi!! Each proverb is so apt!! You should become a professional writer!! 🙂 😀

  17. @nimi: Thanks sweetie!! :):) knew you would love it!! and it was so much fun doing it together….finding the perfect pics for each proverb, editing here n there and thinking no end of our own work!! 😛 😛

  18. Reading this, I can feel as though we won the World Cup just yesterday..!!! Amazing work yet again.. Whenever she holds a pen to write, it ends up in this extraordinary way..
    Each proverb fits perfectly in its place..!! I simply loved it.. and it's one of my favorites too!!! 🙂 🙂

  19. @nand gopal: thanks a's one of my favorites too!! 🙂

  20. Super work, this is ur best blog after the "meri maggie" 🙂

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