The first side-effect of Indian Premier League “Harbhajan is obnoxious” – Hayden

Mathew Hayden Harbhajan SinghThe Australia batsman claimed his side are fed up with the complaints about their on-field behaviour from India during the tourists’ trip down under.
On a Brisbane radio show, Hayden called Harbhajan an “obnoxious weed”.
And he also stated he liked the idea of challenging 19-year-old bowler Sharma to “get in the ring” for a fight.
Three India players, including Harbhajan and Sharma, have been found guilty of breaching the player’s code of conduct during a tempestuous tour.

“It’s been a bit of a long battle with Harbhajan. The first time I ever met him he was the same little obnoxious weed that he is now,” stated Hayden.

The BCCI were less than impressed with Hayden’s remarks and immediately protested to Cricket Australia.
“We condemn such comments by the Australian players,” said chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty.
“Our secretary has already communicated our feelings to Cricket Australia.
“We’ve advised our players to show restraint but, despite that, if such comments are being made it is really unfair.”

After a lot of drama that took place during the test series, the players are till not ready to accept that leaving peacfully is the best way.
Aggeression is good for the game, but if goes in excess, it spoils the spirit of the game.

Speak India says

This also could be a move by Mathew Hayden to get into the limelight, the way andrew symonds came and fetch a hefty sum of money.
Moreover, IPL has made people like Hayden into Rakhi sawant type character, who can go to any extent for publicity.
This recent comment by Hayden and that by ponting to Ishant sharma is just the first side effect of the IPL show.

Also read:Indian Premier League : Facts and Figures


Indian Premier League : Facts and Figures

Indian Premier League logoWhat is IPL ?

The Indian Premier League, created by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and sanctioned by the International Cricket Council, is a Twenty20 cricket competition.

When will it begin ?

The league is scheduled to start in April 2008 and will last for 44 days, involving 59 matches.

Prize money
The prize money for the league will be around Rs 13 crore (US $3million).

Team Composition
Each team will have a pool of 16 players, with a maximum of eight foreign players and a minimum of four under-22 players. Additionally, at least four players must be from the catchment area where the team is based.

The governing council consists of Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi, Sunil Gavaskar, MAK Pataudi and Ravi Shastri, Rajiv Shukla, Chirayu Amin, Inderjit Singh Bindra and Arun Jaitley.
Television rights

On January 14th, 2008, it was announced that a consortium consisting of India’s Sony Television network and Singapore-based World Sports Group secured the rights of the Indian Premier League.The record deal has a duration of ten years at a cost of US$1.026 billion. As part of the deal, the consortium will pay the BCCI US$918 million for the telecast rights and US$108 million for the promotion of the tournament.

Franchises, owners and price

  • Bangalore Royal Challengers Vijay Mallya / UB group $111.6 million
  • Chennai Super Kings India Cements $91 million
  • Delhi DareDevils GMR group $84 million
  • Hyderabad Deccan Chronicle $107 million
  • Jaipur Emerging Media (Manoj Badale, Lachlan Murdoch, Suresh Chellaram and investors) $67 million
  • Kolkata Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment in partnership with Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta $75.09 million
  • Mohali Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia (Bombay Dyeing), Karan Paul (Apeejay Surendera Group) and Dabur’s Mohit Burman $76 million
  • Mumbai Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Limited $111.9 million


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Also read:Top player purchase at the Great IPL auction


Top player purchase at the Great IPL auction

The Top 17 players who got the highest amount at the GREAT IPL auction

1. Mahendra Dhoni (India) $1.5m to Chennai

2. Andrew Symonds (Australia) $1.35m to Hyderabad

3. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) $975,000 to Mumbai

4. Ishant Sharma (India) $950,000 to Kolkata

5. Irfan Pathan (India) $925,000 to Mohali

6. Brett Lee (Australia) $900,000 to Mohali

6. Jacques Kallis (South Africa) $900,000 to Bangalore

8. RP Singh (India) $875,000 to Hyderabad

9. Harbhajan Singh (India) $850,000 to Mumbai

10. Chris Gayle (West Indies) $800,000 to Kolkata

10. Robin Uthappa (India) $800,000 to Mumbai

12. Rohit Sharma (India) $750,000 to Hyderabad

13. Gautam Gambhir (India) $725,000 to Delhi

14. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) $700,000 to Kolkata

14. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) $700,000 to Mohali

14. Adam Gilchrist (Australia) $700,000 to Hyderabad

17. Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) $675,000 to Hyderabad

17. Jacob Oram (New Zealand) $675,000 to Chennai

17. Albie Morkel (South Africa) $675,000 to Chennai

17. Mohammad Kaif (India) $675,000 to Jaipur

17. Manoj Tiwary (India) $675,000 to Delhi

Do you think the players have been overpriced?

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3) can’t say

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Sachin more popular than Yuvraj and Dhoni

Statistics for the last two months show that Sachin Tendulkar has been written about more number of times than Yuvraj singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whereas MSD(Mahendra Singh Dhoni) has been the least popular.


Tech update: Google (“knol”) | Apple | Kingston | Nonotech

Google update

Google Inc is working on a new Internet encyclopedia that will consist of material submitted by people who want to be identified as experts and possibly profit from their knowledge.The concept, outlined late on Thursday in a posting on Google’s Web site, poses a potential challenge to the nonprofit Wikipedia, which has drawn upon the collective wisdom of unpaid, anonymous contributors to emerge as a widely used reference tool. Google is calling its alternative “knol” _ the Mountain View-based company’s shorthand for a “unit of knowledge.” For now, submissions are by invitation only as Google fine tunes the system, but the Internet search leader said it will eventually publish articles by all comers.

Apple update

iphoneApple sells its 100 millionth iPod making the iPod the fastest selling music player in history.
Apple Inc. aims to build on the success of its iPod music player with the new iPhone wireless device, but it faces a crowded and competitive market in taking on established cell phone makers.

Blu-ray supporters scent victory

The backers of the Blu-ray high definition DVD system are predicting victory in the format wars with HD DVD. The two rival camps have divided consumers since the two incompatible systems were launched.
Nokia To Expand Capacity For Its N95 Smartphone
At CES, the company said the handset will come with a hefty price tag of $749, likely attracting only a small group of users. By Elena Malykhina Nokia disclosed plans Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to make available an 8-Gbyte
China to launch 15 rockets, 17 satellites in 2008
BEIJING, Jan 8 (Reuters) – China is to launch 15 rockets, 17 satellites and its third manned mission in 2008, flexing its muscle in space in a year in which it will host the summer Olympics
Kingston Technology DataTraveler 400 USB Flash Drive
LAS VEGAS & FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the DataTraveler(R) 400 (DT400)
‘Indian craftsmen, artisans used nanotech 2000 yrs ago’
Visakhapatnam (PTI): Indian craftsmen and artisans used nanotechnology extensively about 2000 years ago to make weapons and long lasting cave paintings, a Nobel laureate of Chemistry said here.

Lyrical trends of 2007

In 2007  the lyrics of our bollywood songs changed drastically and we listened to something new this time. The lyrics were simple, easy to understand and casual. Normally our lyricists are quite adept at their job and use language in a very aesthetic manner, which takes some time to understand. It was nice for a change.

Best lyrics of 2007

1. BIDI JALAILE – omkara

2. E Ganpat chal Daaru la – shootout at lokhandwala

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Trends : Most viewed topics on Speak India

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Speak India introduces TRENDS on its blog.

I decided to start with the trend I observed on my own blog (Speak India). So the first topic is ” Top 10 topics on Speak India Blog in the month of December-2007