Adieu Schumi

Finally the legend retires..
Ferrari won’t be the same again w/o Schumi and so won’t F1,
seven time world champion retires after the Monza circuit
and that too winning in style, there have been lots of speculations on his
retirement but it was sad to hear it from the ‘horse’s mouth’. There was lot of
pain & despair in his voice when he announced his departure, every word was
followed with a sigh, as if deep down he wasn’t willing to quit, he wanted to
say to the world that he still has the adrenalin rush & can beat the best
teams no matter what !

No wonder Schumacher is a legend and can be taken in the
same breath of Fangio, Mansell & Senna , apart from his track records, he
was also known for his aggressiveness on the circuit & could maneuver effortlessly any given
season or track. He has a matching personality to match on he is suave, smart, super
cool & one of the richest sportsman in the world. So now Kimi will be
joining Ferrari replacing Michael (hope he continues the legacy carried by
Schumi). I’m not sure whether I’ll be following F1 closely as I do now, but definitely
want the Ferrari to continue what they do best…WIN !


All European World Cup


the team I wanted to win the world cup

the hardworking Tevez not getting an opportunity, Mesi not
being included, Maxi not getting his target set. I prayed to not let the game
go to the penalty shoot out where Argentina just don’t have the luck and
unfortunately thts what happened history repeating itself & Argentina going
down to hosts 2-4 in PSO.


England lost

the team I thought would give others a tough run

Rooney gets a red card on a controversial mix up, Beckham
opting out due to injury, Gerrad & Lampard failing miserably to perform
& Portugal in spite having an advantage of playing against 10 players
couldn’t materialize & finally the game going to penalty shoot out where
they beat England 3-1.


Brazil lost

the team I expected to win the world cup

Zidane and team where in the game right from the word go,
the aggression & team spirit were visible in the field, Zizu showing all
his talent and the ability os what he can do with the ball, the dodge, the
pass, the dribble, the superb Henry goal, everything just seem perfect for the
last WC’s blunders.

In spite of having the best talents as Ronaldinho, Carlos, Kaka
where no one could land the ball in the nets even Ronaldo just couldn’t create
the same magic as last WC and regrettably they were thrown out by a better
skilled team.

I’m flabbergasted by the performance of the ‘star’ players where
they just did not give their best or more aptly put the ‘Hand of God’ was not
on their side, to conclude nothing is much left to be watched in the WC’06 now
as we have all European nations Italy, Germany, Portugal & France contending
for the elite cup, it seems more like Euro Cup…sad…bad!!


but on the other side of the sports there were some good
news –

winning in Windies after 25 years; way to go skipper!!!, you truly deserved to
be the wall of the series..

Schumi winning yet again in Indianapolis and closing the difference
between Alonso..

..atleast the sun’s shining bright in some part of the world
sport…meanwhile its pouring heavily in Mumbai.