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11.74 kms

11.74 kms in much better weather today. Have a great day folks and Happy Independence Day to Mauritanian and Panamian runners.

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2.97 kms

2.97 kms evening run with the kiddo. Started late at around 6.15 p.m. by which time the sun had almost set in, still good traffic during the evening runs. Weather continues to be humid so taking a water bottle even for such small run proved to be useful, as the throat got parched soon. Before that had a major issue with the syncing of the smart watch GPS with the app – damn thing was not syncing at all for no known reason. This run got synced so that’s good for now.

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4.42 kms

4.42 kms in a humid morning. Running after exactly one week due to cold and cough in between. Running is the world’s best stress buster.

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6.61 kms

6.61 kms in horribly humid, muggy, sultry weather today morning. Yesterday it drizzled for a while and the ground got barely wet. Seems like some freakish weather this time of the year especially when its supposed to be winter.

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5.01 kms

Happy 5.01 kms for a cold morning here in Mumbai. Have a great day folks.

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10.02 kms

10.02 kms slow run for the Friday morning. Have a great day folks.

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6.80 kms

6.80 kms to start the day with. Pleasant mornings are here in Mumbai.

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4.30 kms

4.30 kms for the morning. Running after more than one week. Weather has turned pleasant in the meanwhile, as winter has set in here.

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ageing Windies

I was shocked to see the West Indies side that took to the field in its first match against England side in the ongoing T-20 world cup cricket.

Shocked to see an ageing and tired side – Chris Gayle is 42 and deals only in boundaries and sixes, Then there is Dwayne Bravo and Keiren Pollard and Andre Russell, all were looking tired and lost on that day when they were bowled out for mere 55 runs. But the height of it was Ravi Rampaul, brought back to the international side after a 6 year hiatus.

What’s happening, where are the youngsters in the Windies side. T-20 as a format is suited for youngsters mostly as we have seen good catching and superb fielding wins matches for teams.

To be fair, some of the youngsters in the team do have a hope – Akeal Hosein took a spectacular catch and Nicholas Pooran is also a batter with immense potential. I have not watched much of Shimron Hetmeyer so will not be able any opinion on him. But i thought the selectors should have gone with young guns rather than these old guards.

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competitive Lankans

Nice competitive play by Sri Lanka against Bangladesh in the T-20 world cup.

When the Bangladesh team was batting the Lankan side looked dispirited and out of sorts against some disciplined batting by Bangladesh. Plus that fracas by Lahiru Kumaru against Liton Das early on.

And even while they were batting, with 79-4 it looked almost all but over, but for some disciplined hitting by two of their youngsters Charith Asalanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa. A strong Sri Lanka side augurs well for the future.

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4.84 kms

4.84 kms evening run with the kiddo, weather was quite okay with clear skies. Have a great evening guys.

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5.12 kms

5.12 kms evening walk with the kiddo. Walking with the traffic is immensely stressful. But a good long walk nevertheless.

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Oman ousted

So Oman’s out of the T-20 world cup.

It is difficult to see how a ragtag team of expat Indian and Pakistani cricketers will take the team to highs as expected of by its fans. In the absence of home grown talent, that will take a lot of time.

Scotland, on the other hand, impressed all by winning all 3 of their league games. I think they should be given official recognition by the ICC in the T-20 format, so that they can play with the big daddys and keep improving. I see a lot of potential there for Scotland.

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4.40 kms

4.40 kms for the morning. Weather is beginning to slightly better here in Mumbai, just about the beginning of the winter here. Have a great day folks.

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4.21 kms

4.21 kms evening run with the kiddo. Today strangely less traffic than usual or maybe we started a bit earlier than normal. Have a great evening folks.

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