The Metamorphosis Of Pup

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After the retirement of Gilly, Pup has been appointed as vice captain of the Australian Cricket team. Pup Clarke's meteoric rise has raised many eyebrows, mainly because he was not even a certainty in the Australian test set up during 2006 Ashes. He played in the starting XI only because of hamstring injury to Shane Watson. He rose to the occasion and slammed two centuries to cement his place in the team.

His merits as a test player first came into light when he bludgeoned his way to 151 on his test debut against India at Bangalore. The man of the match performance showcased his gifts, and he enjoyed a purple patch which spanned around 20 test matches. Then after a string of poor outings, pup was sidelined. He subsequently clawed his way back to the national set up through sheer determination and he is now a vital cog in the Aussie batting line up. His part time bowling and athletic fielding adds an extra dimension to his game.

He possess a shrewd cricketing brain which was instrumental for his promotion. He briefly showcased his leadership qualities when he led Australia to victories in two twenty 20 matches against Zealand and India. As he continues to mature and blossom, his fans can harbor hope that he will one day replace punter and lead Australia to greater heights.

28 comments:

Vinayak Raghavendran said...

Well, Micheal Clarke Just another Cheater in the Australian Side is gonna be the future Captain of the Rotten Australian Cricket Cheats. Sure for sake he is all set to Engulf Ponting's captaincy rate in Cheating and Brawls......

Anonymous said...

Ha ha! Way 2 go man. U n ur loser ideas.I suppose u don know what the word rotten mean. Its u and ur team who are cheaters pal.

Vinayak Raghavendran said...

@Above: Well Mr/Miss/Mrs Anonymous. May be U are the next door neighbour of Shakespeare.. That doesn't mean others are totally ignorant of English.. U Anonymous Coward is afraid of even Revealing Ur Identity here but continue with the Typical Australian Brawl of Baseless Allegations. This itself turns out to be a Fact that U and Ur team are just not only Cheaters but also Spineless Cowards......

Vinayak Raghavendran said...

@Anonymous: Just if U can prove me with 5 instances where My team has cheated, i shall provide U with 15+instances where Ur team have cheated.. Although 15+ instances are just a Peanuts when compared to the entire Australian Cheating ACCOUNTS, BUT STILL.... let the world know atleast some of the instances among them have been thrown into the Limelight...

Anonymous said...

U must b prepared 2 receive wat u giv pal. I never mentioned nythin bout Shakespeare. Ha! ha! N who told u tat not revealin ur id is a cowardly act? It is not ur stinkin business, so don poke ur dirty nose in2 other ppl's affairs.Even if u commit a single sin u r doomed pal. V r not talkin relativity ere.So u r stinkin cheaters as u admit. First try 2 win atleast 2 WCs before bragging. U guys cant even bat out 20 overs on a sportin wkt n u brag abt bein the NO1 test team in the world. Lol.

Anonymous said...

N u create tantrums when couple of decisions r awarded against u by removin umpires. V never complain against the officials even if they make mistakes, cause v knoe tat its human 2 err.

Vadi said...

Hey guys... pl don involve in disputes.... everyone has d rights 2 express their views n we should accept them... i respect d comments of both raghav n d anonymous person... lets be friendly....

Vinayak Raghavendran said...

@Anomyous: U need not mention about Shakespeare. But its the habit of the next door neighbour of Shakespeare who thinks that others doesnt even know the meaning of the word 'Rotten'. Well if U can come to a conclusion about someone like that, then the other person too could very well come into a conclusion that U are a Coward of Order UNO since u dont have the guts to reveal Ur identity.

For the Kind info, As U said we have won 2 WC's dude. 1983 and 2007- (20-20).(U mentioned, i have answered). Well, a team has skittled out for 20-overs in a Green Top pitch. But there's a team Down-Under who had been beaten BLACK and BLUE by the Skittled Out team in their So called Home Turf called WACA.. Then look at the present position of that Team. Lol......

Vinayak Raghavendran said...

@Anonymous: U guys never created Tantrums since majority of the Erring Umpiring Decisions have gone in favour of U.

When U guys loose the ability of stopping the opposition U in the name of Mind Game commit all the nasty stuffs in the World.. In Sydney, When U guys couldnt Stop Harbhajan tormenting the Australian bowlers, U made a false allegation that He called Symonds a Monkey. In the First ODI and 2nd ODI finals, when U guys couldnt Face the Bowling of Bhajji, U simply shouted at him with 'WANKER' Slogans..

When some miscreants in India made Monkey chant, the Indian Cricket Board immediately responded to it whereas for the Wanker incident, what Ur board did?? Nothing.....

U are saying about Grumble and Grinning... When the whole World accepted the new ICC rule of erasing Sledging, its CRICKET AUSTRALIA and Stuart Clark, the CRY BABIES who oppose this rule... U are talking about TANTRUMS. Hmmmm Funny........

Vinayak Raghavendran said...

Moreover, U people couldnt stomach when an Indian holds a high position in ICC and U say that Aussies dont Grumble. Paradox!!!....

when The same Mind game by you people when being retaliated, U just couldn't face it and U people criticizing others that they make Tantrums.. Rooobish...

Dear Anonymous, before U change the track, lets come again to the Old deal ' Just if U can, PLS prove me with 5 instances where My team has cheated, i shall provide U with 15+instances where Ur team have cheated.. Although 15+ instances are just a Peanuts when compared to the entire Australian Cheating ACCOUNTS, BUT STILL.... let the world know atleast some of the instances among them have been thrown into the Limelight...'

Vinayak Raghavendran said...

@VADI: This is not a dispute between I and Anonymous dude....... Its just the put forth of our views....... Well, these battles helps U in increasing the fame n traffic of Ur blog....

Anonymous said...

@ Vinyak Watever

Twenty-20 doesn't even have official rankings yet. U count on it as a major success. Ha Ha! Hmmm... Lookin at ur word, it seems u personally saw the neighbour of Shakespeare. Hmmm... Got kicked in the but eh? Tats y u seem 2 hav an aversion on him..

Anonymous said...

U wanna c the present position of tat team eh? Wel, look at ICC rankings pal. They r still No 1 test team in the world. Ha Ha!
Even in ODI's they r far ahead of u guys. First look down upon urself before u blabber man.

N try 2 post sumthin new instead of copyin n pastin ur old comment.

Vinayak Raghavendran said...

@Anonymous: It hasnt got the official ranking but for Ur kind information has got the official status 3 years before itself. I am personally feeling the neighbourhood of Shakespeare in U man dearie coward Anonymous..

All Ur cheating went unnoticed all these years which paved way for Ur success in Both ODI's and Test. But after we started to show the Real face of U guys, well U were Pushed down from the No.1 ODI Ranking by us in your Own Den...

Coming to the 'Blabber' Allegation of Urs.. U are damn afraid to reveal the fact that Ur Team has cheated in more and Most number of Times in Cricket.. If U have Guts, just come up with the proofs that U guys are no cheaters when compared to Us. Why are U afraid in taking up that Deal my dear INVERTEBRATE pal..........

Anonymous said...

I can nderstand y u keep callin me nxt door neighbour shakespeare. Although i don profess 2 b one, its clear tat u cant understand plain eng. I've already mentioned tat there is no relativity in cheating. There is no small scale or large scale cheating. U hav clearly stated tat u guys cheat. Then u accuse us of doin it on a large scale. Ha Ha! First lick ur plate clean before complainin bout stains on other ppl's plate.

Anonymous said...

N its ironic tat u hav a guy called gavaskar who led his batting partner off the wkt, simply 4 bein given out lbw. Do u argue tat its accordin to the spirit of the game? N then u accuse ur opponent tat they r not playin accordin to the spirit.


So u n ur stupid deal is meaningless u little hermaphrodite pal.

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Vinayak Raghavendran said...

@Anonymous: Well U talk about simple English.. But do U understand the language first? Read my previous comment again.. I have mentioned 'If U can', provide me the instance where my team has cheated and U are answering to something else and U agree that U guys are LARGE SCALE CHEATERS and desperately tying to protect Urselves with Relativity.. Pity You Anonymous..

When i ask U that if U can(I mean IF U CAN), provide me with a Proof where U have seen Team India cheating, well U r again COWARD enough to Divert the topic..

Yeah, GAVASKAR decided to walk off the field. Bu the TEAM INDIA CRICKET BOARD cleverly sorted out the Problem and made the match To Resume.

Regarding the Spirit of Cricket, its a hilarious stuff IF U guys say about that... Well, witness Urself about the HI-FI SPIRITS of TEAM AUSTRALIA in the following comment Sections........

Vinayak Raghavendran said...
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Vinayak Raghavendran said...

Just check out these stuffs man and tell me about the spirit of Ur team..
then pls check these stuffs.. Goto WWW.YOUTUBE.COM and in Videos section , pls type 'MOST DISGRACEFUL MOMENT IN THE HISTORY OF CRICKET' or 'UNDERARM INCIDENT IN CRICKET AUSTRALIA VS NEWZEALAND'

(Pls remove the quotes. i CAN'T PASTE THE LINK HERE.. HeNce i request the visitors to watch it directly in You Tube.)

Vinayak Raghavendran said...

@Anonymous: If U want to know the real meaning about Cheating, just check this one mate.. How cheap a Cricketer could cheat by using an ALUMINIUM Bat to Change the Shape of the Ball.....

Pls type this in the video section og You tube 'Dennis Lillee uses Aluminium Bat! (Cricket )'

(Remove the quotes')

Vinayak Raghavendran said...

@Anonymous: The BEST TEAM SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA is as goes....... enter the below title in the video section of You tube


'Lillee kicking Javed Miandad - a most undignified incident'

(Pls remove the quotes)

Lillee was suspended just for 2 matches for this stuff.. It must have been a minimum of 10 MATCHES SUSPENSION.........

Vinayak Raghavendran said...

@Anonymous: Just name me the UGLY incidents that take place in Cricket and I could well prove U and Ur Aussie Fans that Ur team is a ForeRunner in any Ugly and Cheating incidents..........

Vadi said...

Thank u vidyazhini thirumaran 4 visitin....

Anonymous said...

As 4 the underarm incident, it was then permitted as per the rules man. There was no law against tat. Kindly refer to the facts before writin some trash. N abt tat aluminium bat incident well he did change the bat after umires asked him.

N abt tis gavaskar prat, wel, any issues can b sorted out mate but the stains are etched forever in history. U n ur stupid team r sore losers pal.

Anonymous said...

I never professed tat iknoe eng well. u only constantly referred 2 me as nxt door neighbour of shakespeare.

N u r not a match refree 2 decide on punishments u brainless prat.

raghav said...

@Anonymous: U dumbo.. Did I say that there was no rule rgarding under arm then.. First of all understand what others have written before U write some Rubbish. Underarm incident is about the Aussies Spirit of the game and U are speaking Rules here.....

Dennis Lillee was not even reprimanded for what he had Damaged the ball till then since the match Referee himself was an Australian.( Courtesy Cricinfo.

About Gavaskar, the Indian team management severly reprimanded him for his action.. But for Ur kind information Team INDIA had Won that Match comprehensively.. Ha ha..

Regarding LILLEE vs Miandad incident even Match Referee did not have any options to choose.. Lillee was Fined AU$200.. But with the back up of then Australian Captain Greg Chappell and Cricket Australia Board, it was reduced to Au$120 and 2 Low profile ODI match ban against the then Rookie Team SriLanka in 1981...( Courtesy Cricinfo and WIKIPEDIA).

U guys Just couldn't stomach the development of India in Cricket but U have Resorted to all Unfair means and Used Ur money Power all these days.. Cry Baby Aussies.........

Dear Anonymous, pls read all those stuffs before U sneak in Ur nose for the support of Ur team....

raghav said...

@ANONYMOUS: Dear anonymous, U divert the topics very good mate.. I asked U about Cheating and U have very well diverted it into Spirit of the game.. Here too Ur team is the Rotten most one..

Few more incidents regarding the HI-fi Spirits of Team Australia is to be Posted soon......Mr/Ms.Anonymous..

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