Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Jai Ho !!!!

Finally some respite for the British after all the gloom and doom of Brexit and England’s early exit from Euro 2016. The British have something to rejoice, thanks to Andy Murray, the Scot for bringing some solace to the beleaguered British public. In doing so he got rid of the monkey on his back of not winning the coveted grand slam trophies. Finally the wait was over when he defeated Milos Roanic of Canada in the Wimbledon 2016 final. His relief after the win was evident when he cried like a kid denied of things he desperately wanted. Roanic was a first timer at the Wimbledon finals and many would have wanted to script a win for him, but believe me, I would have lost faith in god if he would have won. The Brit with a lot of grit, was a runner up not once but eight times at the Grand Slam championships. He finishing runner up again would have not done any good to this talented player.Mera number kab aayega”, Andy Murray must be thinking all these years. Finally with this Wimbledon win, “Sabar ka Phal Mitha Hota hai” has come good :).

Though I would confess, current players lack the X-factor as compared to the ones in nineties. Boris Becker, Mats Willander, Petr Korda, Steffi Graff, Miroslav Mecir, Goran Ivanisevic, Monica Seles, Stefan Edberg and so many others brought a lot of spice, and razzmatazz to the game and it was an absolute treat to watch them play with their on-field histrionics coupled with their prowess. Nevertheless a great win for Andy Murray and the Brits. “Hip Hip Murray

Serena Macarena

The other deserving winner was Serena Williams, and in doing so she equaled the grand slam record of 22 titles held earlier by the very beautiful and elegant Steffney Maria Peter Graff (My all-time favorite). And what an occasion to level the record by beating a German Angelique Kerber. The runner up German could stop the juggernaut of Serena Williams which she has been unleashing on her opponents for long time now. Her powerful and intimidating personality with ferocious grit and insatiable hunger to win is simply unmatchable and the results are for everyone to see. With one milestone reached she would be definitely eyeing for the 24 grand slam title wins held by Margaret Court, and with age on her side and burning desire to succeed, the record would be in Serena’s grasp very soon. Congratulations to Serena for winning the Wimbledon 2016 crown. The icing on the cake was the doubles victory which she achieved with her sister Venus Williams. It’s raining awards for the Williams sisters. With Serena’s winning momentum, “stop me if you can” is written all over her face. “Here I come” is what Serena would be saying as the US open beckons the champion.

Euro 2016 Champions

Euro 2016 got an unlikely winner in Portugal. They defeated the much fancied and strong contenders France in a final which saw their talisman, maverick player Cristiano Ronaldo taken on a stretcher after barely few minutes of start of play, retired hurt. This was a big blow to the Portuguese team who strongly depend and revolve around a pivot called Ronaldo. This set back did not dampen their spirits and they came out all guns blazing at the French who had sensed a victory after Ronaldo’s exit. At times a spirited, highly motivated weaker team can land a knockout punch at their stronger opponent, and this was evident in that match. It is learnt that Ronaldo gave the team a pep talk during the half time that heightened the spirits of the Portuguese and they did not allow the French to breach their defenses. To add to the woes of the French, their various attempts at the Portuguese goal landed everywhere but the goal post, thus denying them a victory they were hungry for and may be which they deserved. The French football team popularly known as “Les Blues” had to swallow a bitter pill of defeat and would have to wait for the next Euro championship to redeem themselves till then the Portuguese can rejoice and make merry at their new found success.

With curtains for two major sporting events, in quick time has left me perplexed, yaar abhi main TV pe Kya dekhu???????? :)

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