Category Archives: Hayden

Shams Vs Wags!

It’s that time of the year Shams n Wags vie for bragging rights. With Shams backing up the Mongoose bat of Haydos and expecting him to fire all cylinders, Wags has all his loyalty towards the Mumbai Indians.
Its going to be an electrifying match at the Brabourne stadium on Thursday (25th March 2010) where the two quality teams would take on against each other.
 For CSK  Haydos is in good nick and stand in captain Raina blazing all guns Parthiv is no mug with the bat and ball. Although Murali and Ashwin are spinning the web, CSK are missing a quality fast bowler. Absence of their star player MS Dhoni is adding salt to the injury.
On the other hand, the Mumbai Indians are on the top of the world with the batting maestro in entirely new zone with scoring loads of runs in all formats of the game.
He is Mumbai Indian’s God- Sachin Tendulkar. He has been well supported by the new comers Aditya Tare, Ambati Rayudu ,Saurabh Tiwari. What does one have to say about Tiwari? He is a left handed Dhoni.  With Zak and Bhajji leading the bowling department as seniors, the team composition looks real good.
So we are all set to see the father of all games- CSK Vs MI. and for us it’s Shams Vs Wags!

Stepping down the wicket


Stepping down the track would be very much associated with Haydos, but stepping down and out from the wicket is his latest call. Matthew Lawrence Hayden, the 37 years old smashing Oz’s southpaw, who along with Justin Langer use to make a deadly opening pair has finally decided to call it quits. After a year long bad patch and struggling to collect runs, it was about time for him to make way for the others.
He was in a very pedestrian form against the Indians when they toured India. All eyes were set over him to see him play the magical innings that he had once played in 2001 to mark his classical come back. But that was not to be the case this time around in 2008.
Be it home or away, Hayden had a tremendous record .He had broken Lara’s record of 375 runs in Test by scoring 380 against Bangladesh.
Undoubtedly he will always be remembered as a player who could dominate in both form of game and could even charge down the wicket to the fast bowlers. Many cricket fans know the way he used to sit on wicket way before start of play (guess that’s one of his strategy to dominate wicket unlike bowlers). It was like yoga for him.
For our readers to know he was also a right arm medium pace bowler who bowled 9 over in test and an over in ODI (can any of our reader guess against which country he bowled an ODI over – no prizes) but with no success in terms of wickets.
He is a veteran of 103 & 161Test and ODI matches respectively. Amassing a total of 8625 test runs and 6133 ODI runs, with 59 tons( 30 in Test, 29 in ODI) and no one can forget his highest test score of 380 runs against Bangladesh.

While a few days back he was all over the news stating that so far he has not considered his retirement, suddenly his retirement plan has been a jolt for the Australian cricket (I won’t be surprised if they already wanted it to happen).
Other than his exploits with the bat , he will also be remembered over this strong words – Obnoxious Weed