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Past few days have been quite amazing for me..my bday..my frenz..trust me one of the dream phases of my life..after almost getting graduated feels like a relieved individual who is waiting for his next phase of life begin..this entry of mine would be quite random i feel, just like of those art movies which run at the same pace for 2-3 hours having moments of silence after a dialogue has been uttered.The question which a viewer asks at the end of the movie is “DONT KNOW WHY!!!” the movie was made…this post of mine too would be a perfect example for the same.

I remember as a kid listening to the story of Tennis Legend Monica Seles getting stabbed..I infact once also watched the recorded match in which she was stabbed..when we talk about this whole incident of Seles getting stabbed..there can be multiple ways a stab can be realised..one can be of type that stabber is unable to sustain the success of the person whom he stabs..and in the other case he act would benefit his/her close aide..On April 30 during a quarterfinal match with Magdalena Maleeva in Hamburg in which Seles was leading 6–4, 4–3, Günter Parche, an obsessed fan of Steffi Graf, ran from the middle of the crowd to the edge of the court during a break between games and stabbed Seles with a boning knife between her shoulder blades, to a depth of 1.5 cm (.59 inches). Parche admitted that he stabbed Seles to help Graf regain the No.1 ranking. She was quickly rushed to a hospital. Although her physical injuries took only a few weeks to heal, she did not return to competitive tennis for more than two years.

Parche was charged following the incident but was not jailed because he was found to be psychologically abnormal rather the system made him look that way and was instead sentenced to two years’ probation and psychological treatment. The incident prompted a significant increase in the level of security at tour events. Seles vowed never to play tennis in Germany again, criticising the German legal system. “What people seem to be forgetting is that this man stabbed me intentionally and he did not serve any sort of punishment for it… I would not feel comfortable going back. I don’t foresee that happening.”

This very decision of Seles of not playing in Germany would have cost her few grand slams but her protest was valid…When theres a physical stab already which has brought so much of pain on the outer part..Imagine when a legal system stabs how could be the pain..Its somethin that shakes the person from within not knowing whether the world around ever did an account of what we deserved and and what he got…But worse part is yet to come..when a such an act is churned out with diplomacy and touch of shrewedness the pain hits you even harder..So at the end there is no option left..to remember  the whole incident is not possible coz your left with no time when you forget about it…So its better to just avoid the situations to the best of your abilities and see the stab doesn occur again..and again why i am i writing all this…the name of the post says it all…

Not so dirty,

Ashwath

livin a dream..of a long long time..

Posted: October 11, 2008 in Sports

childhood in india durin my generation basically comprised of two important things..studies and cricket..though there wre few electronic gadgets like TV games n comps arnd no one really fancied stickin to screen..instead a game of cricket(watchin n playin) wre the biggest fads arnd..a still remember one of the first matches a watched on TV..finals of HERO CUP at kolkata 1993..Anil kumble turned the heat on with amazin figures of 6 for 12..before sachin and kambli and blasted the w.indian attack of walsh n ambrose..thus began my journey of love with game(still is) amidst celebrations n fireworks india s win tat day..Belgaum bein a small place has actually quite bit of cric maniacs…there is infact a man who freely distributes sweets on roadside whenever india wins a major cricket match..

one of the things tat boosted my love for cricket was 96 world cup held in india..it was great fun to watch my hero sachin tendulkar on fire in front of the home crowds..i would like to say tat it had such an impact on me tat i actually cried and fought with my mom on dining table  whenver india lost amtch.worst i know was india lost the semi-finals of 96 cup..tat continued till india hapelessly bowed out of 2007 world cup at w.indies..i always believed tat shoutin at the stands wen my team hits a boundary or scalps a wicket was the ultimate way of celebration…from there on began a wish turned dream of actaully watchin a cricket match in a stadium..

though i d watched quite a few domestic matches in bangalore a big one was still in due..it did come..on 9th october 2008 i finally got a chance to go to M.Chinnaswamy stadium to watch indo-oz cricket match..i arrived there jus after the toss..the first glimpse of the ground was WOW..Fantastic..i kept gapin at the cricular green patch..and all the ashwaths who d come to see the match..the same enthusiasm..the same spirit..faces painted..flags all over..i wished tat time jus stopped for some moments..but still i was livin my dream..then the umpires cam,e out and called the players..the moment anil kumble n his men came in..the stands erupted..yes ..i ws there too..shoutin at the top of my voice..cheerin for my india..my team..and when saurav ganguly came in the end there was a chant DADA all over..this was his last test match at bangalore..

As the time went buy there was the famous mexican wave arnd the stands..diff chants..cheers for wickets taken by indian..oversimplifications of heated moments on pitch..GOD..how much of it in one day…tat evenin  when i travelled bac in a BMTC vehicle..sittin at the window seat i remembered my whole journey with my first love cricket//rite from the day i watched my first cricket match till today when i lived a long awaited dream…rite from the evenin when my dad told me wat was cricket all about till today when i watched the game with my own naked eyes..