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View and enjoy around 150+ photos of DIPRO Friday bash compiled in a video format.

All the photos taken on 29 May 2015 are compiled in raw format, with out any editing or deleting any of them, to keep it original.

Three tamil movie songs are ores too added as background score.

Lot of improvement areas are identified. We can try another photo shoot after summer vacation.

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Tribute to Richie Benaud

Posted: April 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

RB may yr soul rest in eternal source.

Your name is synonymous to cricket commentary.

I just misunderstood that you are only a commentator, without knowing that you are also legendary cricketer, aggressive batsman who brought Ashes back to AUS. I believe this how you hv been viewed back home in AUS. Sorry for my & also other’s ignorance.

AUS, still following yr batting strategy / footstep arguably for the fifth generation… David Boon, Alan Border, Mark Waugh, Ponting, Warner, Maxwell…and so on…will continue for ever. 2015 WC Aus win should be dedicated to you.

RB …RIP.

From another part time Dipro commentator.


THIS POST IS A DIRECT REPRODUCTION FROM WWW.THEUNREALTIMES.COM

The UnReal Times by Ashwin Kumar 11:12 am
A bunch of stones that were pelted at the residence of star Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, post his disastrous performance in the ICC T20 World Cup finals against Sri Lanka, have been found to be less harder than the hearts of those who pelted them.

The conclusion was deduced at a local police station in Chandigarh, where forensic and medical teams examined both the pelters and the stones. “We were noting basic physical parameters of the accused and after taking X-rays, we concluded that their hearts are so dense, heavy and hard. In stark contrast, the stones looked less packed and lighter,” an official told The UnReal Times.

“Well, such things are bound to happen, when one totally forgets the fact that he has been a hero who has won two world cups for the country and continued to play for the country while fighting cancer. When people hold a magnifying glass on one bad day and equate it to a crime, thus overlooking years of glory and awesomeness, their hearts are bound to tighten further by the minute, thus increasing density, hardness and weight,” chief medical examiner, Dr.Vaidya, said.

“However, the hearts of these pelters, no matter how hard, still pale in comparison with those of corrupt politicians whom we’ve examined,” Dr.Vaidya signed off.


DIPRO’s veterans created history by participating and completing the mini marathon 10K run on 24-Jan-2014.
Following are the list participants:
1.Sampath
2.JayaKrishnan (JK)
3.Prabhu
4.Narayanan
5.Balaji
6.Nataraj
7.Kannan Ramanujam
8.Kannan Paramasivam
9.Mrs.Sampath
10.Mrs.Prabhu
11.Master Tarun Rahul Kannan

Preparation:
Predetermined Prabhu started his workout session well in advance, kept his progress updated thru runkeeper.com. He continued his practice religiously and tested his limits by running 10K couple of times during the practice run. He burnt lots of calories in the process. He became the strong contender to finish his maiden marathon 10K run within 1 hour.

Natraj mentally prepared to go for 2014, started his running session 3 months advance. He continued his practice run intermittently until marathon run. After applying accounting principle matching concept in his job for so many years, decided to apply matching concept to his maiden marathon run costume.

JK, who is missing in action at DIPRO matches, wanted to do something different; jump started his workout for the run and registered for his maiden marathon run. Before the run, he almost lost one size of Tshirt.

Kannan, who has participated year 2012 & 2013 part of his corporate’s pressure & pleasure, registered for 2014 run. Following Natraj & Prabhu’s practice thru run keeper, started his practice session, wanted to marginally improve precious personal record !?!.

Balaji, seeing all these guys joining marathon, followed Japanese attitude (Japanese Attitude for work: If one can do it, I can do it). In spite of his constraints, he took a bold decision to join his maiden marathon run & fun.

8 times marathon runner Narayanan, stopped participating marathon run during the last 4 years. Seeing the interest in DIPRO makkal, decided to bring back his glorious days of bare foot running, registered for his 9th run.

Ex DIPROite Kannan Ramanujam, who is missing in action at DIPRO for quite sometime, decided to join the old group and registered for the run.

Mrs Sampath & Mrs.Prabhu, looking at enthusiasm of their life partners, took a sportive decision to join run & registered for the maiden venture.

24-Jan-2014 marathon 10kms run:
Last two years, marathon took place at iconic Burj Khalifa. This year, venue is changed to Madinat Jumeirah because DIPRO’s iconic figures are taking part in the event !!!
This year, number of people registered reached 30,000, Dubai marathon record. Venue was flooded with people. The atmosphere was electrifying. People from different walks of life, nationality, caste & creed joined together for a single reason: marathon.

After sorting out the parking issue, all DIPROites reached 1 hr ahead of start time. Pre-run meeting held, to set strategy for the run, backup plan. Narayanan & Prabhu were hot favorites to complete the run within 1 hours. Rest of them, just wanted to complete the run.

After 42K run which started @ 7.00 am, 10K run started @ 7.15 am.
First 2 kms, there is no space to run, even walk. Track (road) was flooded with runners. After 2kms mark, runner eagerly started looking for 5kms milestone mark. After crossing 5kms mark, 6-7-8-9 kms seems to breeze.

All DIPROites finished the 10k run successfully. Prabhu, to his own surprise, outperformed 8 time marathon runner Narayanan by 1 minute (54 minutes). What an incredible achievement!!!.

Following are timings of DIPROites:

1.Sampath 83 mins
2.JayaKrishnan (JK) 75 mins
3.Prabhu 54 mins
4.Narayanan 55 mins
5.Balaji 76 mins
6.Nataraj 61 mins
7.Kannan Ramanujam 80 mins
8.Kannan Paramasivam 86 mins
9.Mrs.Sampath completed run
10.Mrs.Prabhu completed run

After 10kms run, 11.00 am 3kms run started. Another massive turnaround for 3kms run. 15 to 20% participants are children and rest are adults. Master Tarun Rahul Kannan, took part in 3kms run, completed in 35 mins.

Post run interview:
Balaji: “I never ever thought of running at marathon. After I came to know, you don’t need to run all the time, I mentally prepared myself to participate. Today’s run was my best run so far. I feel like having hat tricks wickets & scoring 50 runs in DIPRO match”.
JK : “The crowd was incredible and marathon run was an amazing event. This run is my best & a great moment to cherish. I enjoyed different kind of gaji today. No field restriction, no on or off side, you are on own to prove yourself. Feels like scoring 50 runs in DIPRO match. I suggest Prabhu & Narayanan to give a try for 42K run”.
Narayanan: “This run will be special one for me, another DIPRO event to cherish”.
Kannan: “This year event of special one for me, because I am running with fellow DIPROites, my son also running @ 3kms run. I just run, for fun, keep my strategy simple – participate, finish the run”.
Prabhu : “I sincerely did practice, it paid rich dividends at the end. I never thought, I would be able surpass Narayanan. Feel like scoring century in a DIPRO match”.

MoM:
This week’s Man of the Moment award goes to Prabhu for his 4Ts formula:
Training : started training well in advance for marathon run
Technology : used runkeeper.com to monitor his progress, kept self-motivating
Tradition : marathon day, took early showers, prayed god faithfully, attended in south Indian way
Timing : finished best timing among DIPROites & surpassed Narayanan’s timing by 1 minute.

Special kudos goes to Balaji for his determination to participate and will to complete.

DIPRO also appreciated Mrs Sampath and Mrs. Prabhu for their sportive spirit of joining the run.

Terry Fox Run:
Terry Fox Run, similar run organized for a noble cause, being held at Dubai Festival City every year. This year event is expected during Nov,2014. Hope to see all the DIPROites taking part in the 4kms run.

DIPRO – behind & beyond cricket!!!


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Toss won by Blue Titan, decided to bat first.

Due to non-availability of regular ground, match was held at ACE hardware grounds. DIPRO team realized value of regular ground, after looking at ACE hardware ground which had cracks like natural turf and un-even levelling all the over the ground. What ever the ground condition, gaji is important as per DiPro’s SOP.

Blue Titan :

Prabhu & Jai Sankar started the batting campaign for BT,while Vasu opened bowling attack for YW. Being on a hostile ground, batsman find it difficult to play. The ball was bouncing unevenly, depending upon where the ball was pitched.

Prabhu managed to score 14 runs within his allotted first gaji.
Manivel(YW) as usual, make early breakthrough sending back Jai Sankar & Surendar.

KRS :
KRS, joining back DiPro after knee surgery, played with knee pad today. Even though, he was conscious about his knee, played some amazing shots on the off-side. Sweet sound of willow was flowing from his shots. He contributed 20 runs with the help of bye-runner.

Natraj and Balaji made useful contribution of 11 & 18 runs respectively to BT’s total.

Basheer,Rajkumar and Sampath contributed minimal with 8,5 & 3 runs.

Prakash :
Who is due for batting form , played brilliantly today. Realising the un-even bounce of the ball, he stepped out, hit the ball in the valley. He scored 37 runs including 4×4, 3 sixers in succession, later 3rd one was declared boundary rather than sixer.

Manivel was pick of the bowler for YW, 3O 17runs 2 wicket. While Partha bowled 3overs took wickets & conceded 22 runs. Last week joint MoM Narayanan, was expensive this week, conceding 34 runs in 3 overs, went wicket less. Last 2-3 matches, extras runs are becoming major contributor to the team total.

Prakash 37; KRS 20 ; Balaji 18 ; Prabhu 14 ; extras 19 runs ; BT score 139 runs.

Yellow Warriors :

Today Yellow warriors team was fully stripped down to it’s minimum. Karthik who was supposed to play for YT, ended in wrong ground, went back home unfortunately.

Sabarish & Gopi started the chase for YW. Prabhu opened bowling for BT.
Gopi after scoring boundary from the first ball, mis-judged the bounce, edged the ball to Prakash and went back to the pavilion.
Sabarish played his usual knock scored 12 runs. Everyone from BT were behind Sabarish, to send him back to pavilion, due to his not-out consistency so far. Thanks to KRS campaign.

BT saw big batting order collape today as Manivel, Kannan, Shahul, Ramesh & Vasu gave very dis-appointing performance with bat. All of them scored single digit score maximum being 6. Most of them, ended up edging the ball as simple catch. Thanks to the pitch, which behaved like a b***h today.

At the end of 8.3 overs YW were 7 wickets down with 48 runs on the board, needed another 91 runs in 9.3 overs.

Partha & Narayanan partnership:

Narayanan joined Partha in the middle for the last wicket partnership. They had uphill task in front of them to chase down 91 runs in 9.3 overs.
Partha knowing situation, kept his nerve cool, played an incredible innings today until the last ball of the match. He kept the score board tickling with singles, two and played some wonderful shots in the form of 5 boundaries. He scored 40 runs during the crucial moment of the game.
Narayanan, on the other hand, gave him good company, allowed Partha bat as much as possible.
Both of them managed to score 73 runs in 9 overs reduced the BT’s victory margin big time.

Partha 40 ; Narayanan 26 ; Sabarish 12

At the end YW scored 121 overs and BT won the match by 19 runs.

Natraj is the pick of the bowler for BT 4O 22runs 2wickets. While Surendar’s over became crucial, 3 YW batsmen were back to pavilion during this over. He claimed 2 wickets 1 over and conceded 13 runs. While Prakash became expensive conceding 30 runs in 3 overs, with one wicket.

Catch of the day :
Basheer was tasked to wicket keeping while YW was bowling. Rameshkumar bowled out swinger to Natraj. Natraj tried to play straight, ended-up edging the ball towards first sleep. Basheer dives to his right, took the low catch one handedly brilliantly. It was best catch of the season so far. Basheer, in the process got scratch in his elbow.

MoM :

Today’s award goes jointly to two batsmen for brilliance show Partha and Prakash

Extra fittings:
Today again we had another masala moment during the match.
All of us know, that DiPro been developed over the last 3 years, with so much time and energy spent by most of us, grown from galli cricket at Quasis to the current level, where we stand today. Every week so much of effort and time is going towards organizing the match. Over & above all the members, who are taking this event seriously, attending the week bash actively, during on & off the match time, sacrificing their time with family.
All of us know, some of our members, attend the first session, leave early due to their family commitments. Let’s appreciate, each one of us time is as precious as others.

Down the line, after 5 to 10 years, what will remain in our mind, good things we have enjoyed during this period. Let’s not take bitter moments to the future.

Let us continue this journey with fun!!!.


(blog in absencia, allow for error of judgment)

Toss won by Blue Titan, made a smart move of fielding first considering the weather condition

Yellow warriors :

Jaisankar & Ram opened the batting , as Rameshkumar(BT) opened the bowling attack.

BT bowlers Manivel & SK (BT) gave early breakthrough by sending back Ram & first down Prabu, third down Rajkumar.

Second down batsmen Basheer, try to repair the innings & played an anchor role, kept the score board tickling with singles. He scored 18 runs to his credit.

Later Surendar & Natraj made useful partnership scored 15 & 11 runs respectively.

Narayanan :
Narayanan(BT) started his spell at 12th over. Very first ball, invited Natraj to go for big shot. Natraj played the big shot, ended up giving away his wicket as Shahul caught at midwicket. Naraynan had taste of success from his very first ball.

Narayanan, bowled the same delivery, Ragotham played the same shot like Natraj. Result is same. Ragotham is back to the pavilion without scoring caught by Shahul.

Partha(BT) replaced Narayanan at the bowling end. Having conceded lot of runs in his previous over, followed Narayanan’s footsteps.
First ball to Prakash, bowled his trademark slow ball…Prakash failed to read ball…clean bowled… returned to the pavilion with one run to his kitty.

Sampath & Balaji stepped in during the crucial time of the match. Balaji plays defensively, trying to complete the 13th over. Last ball of the over, this time Partha changes the pace, Balaji trying to play outside wicket, ended up edging the ball to WK Karthik, back to Pavillion. Partha had two top order batsmen in single over.

Next over from Narayanan. Surendar joined Sampath at the crease, for second round of gaji. He was run out, very first ball and back to pavilion.

Basheer replaced Surendar. Very first ball, he tried to play big shot ended up in caught by Partha.

Jaisankar replaced Basheer, against very first ball gave return catch to Narayanan.

Narayanan did major damage to YW’s top order batting lineup, by claiming 4 wickets in over 4 overs & conceded only 12 runs.

Sampath :
The one who holds the honorary post of umpiring most of the time, while his teammates are having their batting gaji. Arguably, he must have umpired the highest number of matches for DIPRO so far. His umpiring was not questioned mostly due to his fair play & cool head. He is watching his fellow team mates batting, while he is on duty bound as umpire at the other end of the wicket.

Today, he flipped the table on the other side, played the solo batting when all his teammates are back to the pavilion. When he is left alone, YT was trailing at 71 runs at the end of 14 overs. He played rest of the 4 overs, made his teammate watching him playing & contributed vital 20 runs single handedly.

Sampath 23 ; Basheer 18 ; Surendar 15 ; Extras 15 ; Narayanan 4 wickets ; Partha 2 wickets ; Manivel 2 wickets

Blue Titan :

Sabarish & SK opened the batting for BT, while Ragotham did the bowling for YT.Opening batsmen started scoring runs with ease by single & double (4 overs 25 runs).

Manivel, Ramesh & Gopi departed early with minimal contribution to the total.

Later Karthik & Partha accelerated the score with their 17 & 12 runs contribution.

Shahul showed what young blood can do on his day, by scoring 22 runs in 11 balls including 2 massive sixers. He made sure BT reaches the victory within 14 overs, helped DIPRO team back home earlier.
Finally, Narayan gave finishing touch to the win with 7 runs.

BT won the match by wickets & 4 overs to spare.

Shahul 22 ; Karthik 17 ; Sabarish 16 ; Natraj 2 wickets

MoM :
For today’s award three players were considered Sampath,Narayanan & Shahul. Today’s award jointly to Narayanan & Sampath for their impressive performance with bat & ball.

Extra fittings :
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