The entire world cup is scripted for india to win. It is a gift from Ambani to Sachin. Sort of to preserve his legacy and shut up people like me who often complain that he has failed to win the world cup for india!So, do not be surprised to see sachin score his 100th 100 in this match and winning the cup for india. but expect it to be a very close match so as to ensure that people do not talk about possible match fixing.
now that's what the fanboys would think. won't they? sachin has had what 20 years to do what is being done in this tournament right? you might choose to ignore it. after all it is just a rumor and of course no one would dare question it because it involves india winning the world cup. i am just posting about something speculative. not stating anything.
yeah. bring back the old days when it was just a game. not something of national interest. players were paid for playing games not for advertising. i mean winners of the cup today would get less than Rs. 15 crores in prize money. Dhoni charges more money for a single advertising campaign these days.
Just focussing on why now & why not before that India might win... (and not match fixing per se)The realistic chance that India had of winning was in 1996 & then in 2003 & 2007. 1992 Team was not that good & Sachin was like how Virat Kohli is now1996 The format was a knockout format & Sachin was doing well, but you cannot expect 1-man to win the cup like Tennis. SL choked the Indians in Semis1999 Team was ok, but not the best, also a couple of poor performances, we lost against Zim (in Sachin's absense) & played poorly against Aussies(better team)2003 Team was good, Sachin played well, and the only team we lost to was the Aussies(On their greatest run starting 1999-2009)2007 Team was good, but a collapse (we lost 6-7 wkts for some 10-20 runs against Ban, like we do even now occasionally) & then got beaten by SL - The format did not allow for a comeback2011 Team is good, We might still loose .....Bottom line we had 2-3 opportunities which we missed, just hoping that we use it this timeHence 2011 for me, is no extra super opportunity, we had chances in 1996, 2003 as well, it is just that we have not used them earlier & are hoping we will now.