Thursday, October 30, 2008

Running in straight lines

Do the Indians know how to run whilst avoiding objects?

About 3:00 into the video we see the Katich and Gambhir running incident on the 2nd day of Test match cricket in India. Now anyone who knows anything about physics knows that two objects cannot occupy the same space, at the same time. Gambhir obviously needs to go back to school and relearn that he cannot walk, jog or even run through other people at his own will. That would make him some kind of super being and he is definately not that considering he got out.
As the runs continue it makes you wonder if India are attempting to set up Australia a chasing total of around 8 billion runs, and if so, do they expect to win this test match from it.
Only time will tell.

So back to the original question, do the Indians know how to run whilst avoiding objects? No but they know how to run with their elbows out...

Full Tosser

30 comments:

Golandaaz said...

Without understanding physics and geometery if our batsmen can score double hundreds against the number one side of the world, I have no compliants

sat said...

will the aussies ever learn to take defeat without whining?

Oomby Dave said...

Sat, are you declaring victory after just two days?

bongopondit said...

Apparently the Aussies never learned that you cannot take wicket by verbal gymnastics alone, or by simply by standing in the way of batsman about to take runs. Tends to cause batsmen to step out and hit you over the ground.

Moses @ Beer and Sport said...

Aussies never learned that you cannot take wicket by verbal gymnastics alone

Perhaps they should have asked Daryl Cullinan to explain it then..

Damith S. said...

Its them rickshaws see, they hop on those from an early age, so naturally their center of gravity is messed up.

Leg Break said...

Perhaps they should have asked Daryl Cullinan to explain it then..

Lol; are you comparing Katich to Warne?

That's brilliant.

rusty said...

If you were a feisty, vertically-challenged guy with permanent black 5 o'clock shadow, wouldn't you want to elbow big boofy blond cupcakes out of the way, too?

Amit Bajaj said...

Let me start with a bit of Physics before we move to the Chemistry bit - "The Laws of Physics tell you that it is impossible to find the exact position of an object as the very process of finding the position changes the position of the object".

Gambhir happens to be from the same town as me, and was apparently very good at Physics in school - maybe he was just trying to verify on Kotla if that particular Law of Physics was indeed correct. However, he forgot that when there are 11 Aussies groomed not in the laws of grammar and physics but in the laws of mental disintegration, it is impossible to recreate an atmosphere of Standard Temperature and Pressure (STP), so very essential for Physics tests.

Anyways, it is not for Physics to take the blame but its sister subject which is at fault - poor Chemistry between the two teams was what ultimately worked against the world's first left-handed opener to score a test hundred against the Aussies.

***
ps: Can't really blame you for this piece of whining - it is perfectly understandable. After years of Mc Grath & Warne, when an Aussie bowling change means Ponting replacing Katich, one is bound to go nuts.

12th Man said...

I liked your comment Amit. 'Knowledgeable' people today always have something to say about the BCCI and Indian cricketers. They have to say something about them even by drawing parallels from subjects they are not comfortable with. I doubt if much of these India-bashing would have happened if India trailed in this series.

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Rob said...

Been on holiday so missed the fuss. Gambhir is an idiot and was lucky to get away with a one match ban.

Miss Field, I think you are talking about the Pauli exclusion principle which stops Neutron Stars collapsing into Black Holes *insert Shane Warne mass joke here*: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauli_exclusion_principle

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Anonymous said...

OMG You're so right! BUT WAIT, what was Hayden thinking today? Did Zaheer Khan suddenly cease to exist? Was Zaheer a hologram? OMG ITS PHYSICS! And you know what else, he was run out. Maybe you should spend more time talking about how stupid some people are, since they seem to know what Physics is but not how to protect their wickets.

Rob said...

There is a big difference between running as hard as you can and knocking the bowler (as Hayden did) and deliberately hitting a bowler (as Gambir did).

...did I really just stick up for Hayden, must go and lie down...

Steve said...

It's funny how everyone seems to think that Gambir showed some great show of spirit/aggression/etc, giving a bit of their own back to the Aussies.

I saw it as Gambir being too scared to do anything more than a nudge. He's obviously too gutless to do what he really wanted to do ie. give WAtson a thumping, or at least a hard shove.


A little elbow - did Watson even have a red mark after? It's one step up from Bhargie's bitch-slap but hardly chest-thumping stuff!!

Tifosi guy said...

How very one sided and horsey eyed can you actually get. All the verbal diarrhoea that is spewed out in the name of ' chirping' is all fine, but when push comes to shove, all you Aussies have to run to Momma aka Match Refere and complain. Hmm makes me wonder do that Aussies and supporters themselves know the meaning of the word ' hard' . Supposedly you guys play the game hard right????

Funnily enough , under Tugga you hardly had the Aussies complaining to the match referees and I suppose they did stick to the ' what happens on the field, stays on the field' adage they so hold dear.

On comes Punter and master of hypocrisy and all hell breaks loose. Do says something of the bloke and the ' team' he is supposed to lead.

Just can't seem to stand enough of all your whinings , keep them coming!!!!!

Indian-in-California said...

Miss Field,

Now that moron Indians have discovered your blog, expect an exponential increase in litter.

Tifosi guy said...

Ahem ' Indian - in california' I suppose if you are as what you say your name is, then you are part of the ' moron Indians' who post on this blog.

If not well, just a shame or more appropriately pretty ' brave' of you to post under a wholly different moniker.

Wonder which of the two clubs you belong to.

Lastly, Miss field apologies for using your blog to set the above named bloke in his place.

Oomby Dave said...

If the Aussies had ever not played within the spirit of the game then they would be brought to the match referee, just as Gambhir was. Has this happened? No. Aussies try to win matches and it would now appear that Dhoni has seen too many England games and is batting into oblivion rather than trying to win a game for the sake of good international Test Cricket. To all the Indians out there, criticise us when the BCCI stop trying to make India the center of the Cricket Universe where decisions must go their way.

This time around the BCCI couldn't boycott the game due to the fact that they were hosting it, but I reckon it did come to mind a few times...

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Rob said...

> No. Aussies try to win matches and it would now appear that Dhoni has seen too many England games and is batting into oblivion rather than trying to win a game for the sake of good international Test Cricket.

Wow that turned around quickly :)

Oomby Dave said...

Rob my comments were in relation to the other tests not the 4th one, 20 wickets were takne and no declaration was made in that one etc

Rob said...

ah, sorry.

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Indian-in-California said...

The rest of the cricketing world better get its act together else BCCI is going to take over. Any time you hand over anything to the Indians they turn it into sh*t. Watch out, world !

12th Man said...

Indian-in-california, you are one among those Indian morons who is spamming this space with your irrelevant comments.

Anonymous said...

12th man

you are the one irrelevant to this site, not only because you are Indian, but worse, because you're utterly humorless, like all Indians, who infest interesting humorous cricket blogs and kill them off..

see, Miss Field hasn't posted anything for weeks because of this Indian infestation.

Miss Field said...

This has been by far the most popular post on this blog to date.

And it had nothing to do with me whatsoever.

Good one, bro.

Apologies for the absence. I wouldn't say it's because of Indian infestation, though some comments have been more than a little startling!

Carry on :)

Sameer said...

OMG! We don't know physics!

We do psuedo-aggresion! We are incapable of leaving a lasting impression on Watson's chest!

Our best brothers live in California, and frequently travel to NY and back I am sure, inadvertantly soiling some fine institutions there!

A fine blog this, lots of insight!