SACHIN’S SHELL HOUSE

Hi people,
Want to know anything about one of the greatest players of the world.Here it is.Check out Sachin’s new shell house.Can anyone think of a dream house like this?its hardly impossible………

The Sachin Tendulkars New House(Shell house at Bandra)Mumbai

Architect: Javier Senosiain

Location: Bandra- Mumbai-India

Nautilus

Light, colour and shape

Interior garden

Fluidity of space

Shell

Path

A poetry of space

The TV Room

Bathroom

Kitchen

Detail

Bedroom

Dont forget to send ur comments…….

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icc rankings


India has won the Mumbai test and has clinched the series 2-0 against Sri Lanka. India after the win are now no.1 team in ICC test rankings. Earlier they shared similar points with South Africa but with a difference in decimal points. With this win India is no.1 in test rankings followed by South Africa in no.2, Australia at 3 and Sri Lanka at no.4.

Now, India can be displaced from the first position in the test rankings if South Africa wins the upcoming first two tests against England. The second test ends on December 30. This means till December 30, India will remain the no.1 test team in the world.

This is the first time that India has become no.1 in ICC test rankings. Earlier only Australia and South Africa could reach the first position in ICC test rankings.

Triple centuries in Test cricket

Indian opener Virender Sehwag looks set for another triple century in the Mumbai Test against Sri Lanka. Here are some stats on triple centuries:

* Triple centuries in Test cricket have been achieved on 23 occasions by 20 different batsmen from six of the ten Test-cricket playing nations. No player from Bangladesh, New Zealand, South Africa or Zimbabwe has scored 300.

* The first Test triple century was achieved by Andy Sandham of England against the West Indies in 1930 in the first Test series hosted in the West Indies.

* The most recent Test triple century (as of February 25, 2009) is that of Younus Khan of Pakistan against Sri Lanka in the first Test of their 2008-09 series in Karachi.

* The quickest Test triple-century was scored in 4 hours 48 minutes, by Wally Hammond for England against New Zealand at Auckland in 1932-33.

* The fastest Test triple-century by number of balls faced was by Virender Sehwag’s 278 ball triple century for India against South Africa in the first Test of the Future Cup in Chennai in 2008.

* Brian Lara of the West Indies, Donald Bradman of Australia and Virender Sehwag of India are the only batsmen to reach 300 more than once.

* Lara’s 400 not out against England in 2004, his second Test triple-century, is the highest score in Test cricket and the only instance of a Test quadruple century.

Fastest Double Century in Test Cricket


Virendra Sehwag hits fastest 250 in test cricket against Sri Lanka at Mumbai today – his sixth double century. With this he has become first Indian to score six double centuries. Virendra Sehwag scored his fastest 200 in just 168 balls which is a Test Cricket Record.

Test cricket rankings

 

India has moved to no.1 in ICC test rankings along with South Africa sharing equal points. After the win against Sri Lanka in Kanpur test, India which was at no.3 behind Sri Lanka has jumped to no.1. India will be in no.1 position till December 30 if it doesn’t lose the 3rd test. Here are the possibilities which can happen: 1) If India wins the third test, India will be at no.1, South Africa in no.2, Australia at 3 and Sri Lanka at the 4th spot. South Africa must win the first two tests against England to displace India from 1st position. 2) If third test is draw, India will share the no.1 position with South Africa. If South Africa win the 1st test against England in December 20, India will be pushed to no.2. Otherwise they will be on the same place. 3) If India loses the third test, India also loses the 1st place in ICC test ranking. The next test against Sri Lanka is at Mumbai.

Australia vs west Indies

1st Test Match between Australia Vs West Indies of the 3 Test Match Series will be played at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane – Queensland, from 26th November 2009.

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The Best of All Sachin

Ageless is perhaps the best way to describe Sachin Tendulkar’s art and craft. It really is quite amazing that a batsman completing 20 years of international cricket is still able to retain his keenness and enthusiasm.

As he himself said after completing his match-winning 44th century in ODIs a couple of months ago in the Compaq Cup tri series final at Colombo, “I am enjoying the game. My effort will be to try and keep playing the game and help win matches but the enjoyment factor is extremely important.”

It certainly is. When a cricketer allows staleness to creep into his play it tells on his performance. Every outing is laboured, every stroke an effort. And one can see that Tendulkar on the field of play still retains a boyish enthusiasm whether batting, bowling or fielding. Like vintage wine he is only getting better with age and the cynics can only make dire predictions about Tendulkar at their own peril.

The doomsday prophets, in fact, have had to swallow bitter pills in the past after predicting that Tendulkar’s career is virtually over, that he should at least retire from ODIs and concentrate on Test cricket and that he is over the hill and playing only for personal records.

No less a personality than Ian Chappell had this to say in his column about two years ago. “At the moment Tendulkar looks like a player trying to eke out a career; build on a glittering array of statistics. If he really is playing for that reason and not to help win as many matches as he can for India then he is wasting his time and should retire immediately.”

The former Australian captain had been known to be a fervent Tendulkar admirer and is still respected for his no nonsense views. So that sort of criticism coming from someone as balanced and knowledgeable as him was quite something.

In fact, every time Tendulkar comes up with one of his many sterling performances, I am reminded of the now infamous headline carried by a national newspaper at the start of 2006. “Endulkar?” it screamed on page one after a few failures in the Test series in Pakistan. This can be summarily dismissed as sensationalism or a vulgarly irresponsible job by a deskman who tried to be too clever but was made to eat humble and distasteful pie. Since then, Tendulkar has gone on to make many more hundreds in both formats of the game as well as thousands of runs while being an integral part of both the Test and ODI squads.

Should anyone ever write off Tendulkar? Should one even take this risk, stick his neck out and be proved wrong? It is true that age is one process no one can overcome. The ageing process is a ruthless and unfeeling phenomenon. It spares no one not even the most gifted of artists or the fittest of sportsmen. Sooner or later everyone who has held centre-stage for years has to accept the fact that his career is nearing its end and perhaps the time has come for him to ride off into the sunset. But for Tendulkar age seems to be just a number. As he himself said earlier this year “Eventually how much you contribute is more important. I think the age factor is not relevant.”

It certainly holds no relevance for Tendulkar. It’s obvious that like Sunil Gavaskar, Tendulkar will go out on a high – and on his own terms. The glorious 175 the other day at Hyderabad underlines this.

The saga that first unfolded at Karachi in November 1989 has become an incredibly success story over the years. Long may the king of cricket regale his willing and joyful subjects! Now if only the unfair detractors just let him be and allow him to achieve the one dream that he has set his heart on – being a member of a World Cup winning side in 2011.

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