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Sri Lanka’s Constantly ‘Thanking God’ Niroshan Dickwella Is Run Out — Did God Forsake Him!

by Anura Guruge

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Another example. Note hand is higher. Closer to grill.

The 1st innings run out. June 8, 2018. From YouTube. youtube.com/watch?v=p-ZtuDHnhsY

Click to ENLARGE. The scorecard from cricinfo.com.

Yes, of course, a lot of cricketers from various countries seek divine help especially when they are batting — and give ‘thanks’ — with eyes pointing up — when they reach a meaningful milestone.

Sri Lanka’s obviously Christian Niroshan Dickwella (from Sri Lanka’s 10% Christian minority) has taken this to ridiculous extremes.

When he is batting he is INCESSANTLY ‘crossing’ himself. Yes, some players do that once when they first come in … Not, Dickwella. He is crossing himself every few minutes. He kind of gets distracting and obnoxious.

But, we cricketers are a superstitious lot and I will indulge Dickwella in his giving thanks to God — so blatantly and constantly.

What puzzles me is how he reconciles his faith and trust in God when he gets out — especially this run out, on Day 3 (June 8, 2018) of the 1st Test against the Windies. It was pretty stupid. He was strolling oblivious that Braithwaite was going to take a shy at the stumps. Now God could have saved him. But, God forsook him! What does he do then? You don’t see him crossing himself when he gets out (or drops a catch).

That is my dilema. How does he rationalize his failures?

He also got suspended by the ICC for two ODI matches. God didn’t bail him out. But, he seems to ignore these let downs. Strange. Very strange.

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by Anura Guruge

South Africa’s Aiden Markram Must Break The Bad Habit Of Getting Out In The 90s!

by Anura Guruge

He got out, AGAIN, in the 90s — 94 to be precise — in the 2nd Test against India.

5th Test match and he has been out in the 90s TWICE. That has to be a record.

He has also scored 2 centuries already and set a record doing that — 1st South African to score two centuries in his first three Tests.

He passed 500 Test runs during this innings of 94. 5th Test match — 500 runs (and he has another Innings). That is impressive.

He is an attractive and talented player. I spotted that the first time I saw.

Yes, I cried when he missed his first century — on debut.

Today was different. This was his fault. Slightly loose shot.


His parents were crushed. They zoomed in on them — multiple times. Father looks NOTHING like him. Wow. The difference.

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by Anura Guruge

I Cried When South African Aiden Markram Got Run-Out On 97 Missing His ‘Hundred On Debut’!

by Anura Guruge

From ‘cricinfo.com’ at espncricinfo.com/southafrica/content/player/600498.html. Click to ENLARGE and study here.

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90s on Debut — from cricinfo.com.

Note my all-time favorite, Gordon Greenidge, after whom my son is named,
got 93 in the FIRST innings.

Gordon Greenidge, to his credit scored 103 in the SECOND innings,
as such still qualifying for ‘Hundred on Debut’.

Click to ENLARGE. Also from cricinfo.com.

What a crying shame and it did make me cry.

I had only seen Aiden Markram once and I had already (i.e., last night) sung his praises — in print.

‘Hundred on Debut’ is quite a landmark and you only get TWO chances, ever, to do it — your 1st innings and the 2nd (if you get one).

As you can see MY MAN Gordon did succeed in the second innings — and in the process scored exactly 200 runs in the match.

There is a chance that Aiden Markram, even IF he gets a 2nd innings, might not have enough time to compile a hundred. It will take quite a bit of work on the part of Bangladesh even to get South Africa to bat again!

I still can’t make up my mind as to who was at fault. Markram was a long way up the pitch.

Such a shame. He took it well. Very mature. I am impressed. This boy is going to go far.

That Dean Elgar THEN managed to get out on 199 is pretty ironic. Do not feel too bad for him. 199 is, by any means, quite an INNINGS.

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Is MS Dhoni Getting Too Old To Keep For India?

by Anura Guruge

Do NOT get me wrong. I am a HUGE fan of THE MAN. MS, of course, is a ‘God of Cricket‘ one of the all time greats. Nobody can ever take that away from him. What he has done for cricket — both for India and the World — has been phenomenal. One of the COOLEST cricketers ever — and COOL in all senses.

All that said I fretted about his keeping in the 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka on August 24, 2017.

Then, ‘today’ in the 3 ODI. Yes, at least twice he got bad bounces. But, Dhoni missed an EASY run out chance! Dhoni miss a run out chance?

In the these two ODIs he did miss a NUMBER of chances.

Of course given their total domination over Sri Lanka they can afford misses and to give away 50 extras.

My concern is for MS. It just looks bad. It makes me CRINGE!

I do NOT want to see MS look bad.

Of course I want him to play in his 300th ODI. He has earned that honor. But, play him as a batsman only.

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My Efforts To Conserve Internet Bandwidth Vindicated — We Could Run Out Of Internet Capacity In 8 Years

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by Anura Guruge

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An ‘Internet Hour’ to conserve bandwidth.
>> Making Internet Green
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>> Energy to transfer 1MB of data.
>> Web bandwidth: Don’t waste it …

Net Neutrality still leaves inequality.
Net Neutrality should be Obama’s legacy.
>> Net Neutrality is dead.



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This is my concern and fear when it comes to Internet bandwidth. We are using it at a faster rate than we can — eventually — add capacity to keep up.

I have absolutely no issue with Internet bandwidth being used productively. That is what it is there for. Yes, even with just productive use we will run out of capacity and start running into slowdowns caused by congestion.

My crusade is against WASTE of bandwidth. People just wantonly abusing bandwidth BECAUSE there is no direct cost associated with capacity used. I am in favor of having a USAGE charge on bandwidth — on TOP of the access charge we currently pay for Internet access.

As I keep on pointing out we all can do SMALL things and they all help. When you reply to an e-mail DELETE MOST (if NOT all) of what was already there. Sending it back takes up BANDWIDTH. Just as with energy there is no such thing called FREE BANDWIDTH. All bandwidth used consumes energy, generates actual traffic — which causes congestion — and eats into capacity.

So, PLEASE, PLEASE don’t waste Internet bandwidth. It is a finite resource and we will run out of it. Thank YOU.