Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Conspiracy against Mobile Brands of India

Remember the time when Indian brand were ruling the android smartphone market? That’s ancient history now. I remember being so joyful and feeling out of the world when Micromax became No.1 brand of India in October 2014. But that escalated rather quickly after Xiaomi entered the smartphone market. I also believe that were was some conspiracy done by Chinese companies to make Indian brands phones have poor perfomance and stability issues as that is what i experience on my Micromax Bharat 5 Pro android phone which i bought from flipkart. It was probably the cheapest 3GB RAM phone at that time and with humongous battery of 5000mah, i had really high expectations from it but i was bitterly disappointed later on after i found out so many critical issues.
First of all performance was really pathetic, even a basic game like Subway Surfers was running real slow.

After inserting my 32GB SD Card, every application would suddenly crash and the phone was sometimes suggesting to format so i thought there must be something wrong with it but the phone couldn’t even process that, the technician from flipkart came and he also found in his test that his memory was also having same trouble as mine in the phone, so we finally reached a conclusion that something was seriously wrong with the phone and decided to get a replacement, even with sealed pack i barely sold it for half the price which was a real bummer but i was happy that I at least got rid of it for something.

Nowadays, you will hardly see any major Indian tech Youtuber reviewing smartphones or tablet from an Indian brand. The reason is obvious, they are being paid by Chinese / American brands so Indian Brands don’t get much marketing and hence really poor sales and this is what has mainly caused their downfall. I am still amazed by the value a phone from Karbonn provides which launched earlier this year in may and I am looking to buy soon but due to financial condition i am obliged although it’s very affordable especially considering it’s specs. It’s named  “Platinum P9 Pro” and it’s probably one of the most high-end phone Karbonn made and only disappointing thing about is that screen is not HD otherwise a very solid phone for the price, as i mentioned earlier.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

ICC is corrupt and they have a hidden agenda against India

the logo of this corrupt organization

I am so frustrated about constant bias of umpires against India in almost every match they play. It's almost like 8 out of 10 wrong decision go against us due to unreasonable umpiring even against lowered ranked or minnow teams. DRS is not being utilized properly because reviews are very limited and umpire's call rule needs to be eradicated completely because it gives unfair advantage to certain teams. ICC seems to be doing some funky stuff behind the scenes to provide full support to their favorite teams.

The major reason behind my anger and reason i am writing this post is the ridiculous umpiring in the first T20I between India and Bangladesh played three days back where umpires crossed all the limits. Firstly, both umpires were Indians so hard to imagine they would cheat or get bribed against their own nation but as Umpire's Elite Panel is controlled by ICC it's not impossible that there could be corruption somewhere in.

Rohit Sharma was given out LBW when the ball was barely touching the top of the stumps as hawkeye showed the ball tracking after he took the review. Had umpire given it not out it would have stayed like that in that case too so this proves unfair advantage teams get with DRS and that's why i always feel it needs to be implemented properly.

Mushfiqur Rahim was the hero for Bangladesh in the match and he was denied two plumb LBWs in two consecutive deliveries at the start of his innings. How more ridiculous can it be? India refused to take review because there's only one of them and being scared to lose they decided against it. If umpires would have been fair enough in this case, India would have won easily by at least 25-35 runs because they would have lost momentum rather early and that burst at the end of innings by hitting four consecutive fours of Khaleel Ahmed wouldn't have happened.

India's great unbeaten record of not losing even a single match vs Bangladesh in T20Is got totally ruined just because of stupid umpires. Although, I still fancy us bouncing back and winning the series 2-1 but this agenda of ICC and umpires against India needs stop and i am witnessing it ever since i started watching cricket since World Cup 2003 final and it's most likely been happening ever since India started playing cricket.

They are so corrupt, they never penalize Australian Cricket team for sledging, cheating, false appeals, slow overrates but here they come giving demerit points to Virat Kohli every now and then just because of passion and aggression as he becomes little animated on the field.

Sydney Test 2008, India lost this match due to probably the most ridiculous biased umpiring in the history of any game. Two of them even included 3rd umpire. India was blatantly cheated by Aussies and there's no doubt umpires were bribed in that game. 13 decisions went against India while only 2 wrong decisions went against Australia. ICC took no action against this act where i believe this team of convicts should have banned at least an year and match should have been declared a draw but no such thing happened and Australia used ICC in unfair means as usual.

Sydney Test 2010, in this game against Pakistan, i won't say it was Australia's fault but Pakistan deliberately lost the match and got paid $1.2m from a bookie of their own country. After Australia were 8 wicket down. Nobody expected this would have happened, Kamran Akmal dropped two catches and even missed an easy runout chance then was found smiling which lead to a 150+ runs partnership between Siddle and Hussey but still target was not out of reach for Pakistan. They needed 170 odd runs to win the test and at one stage they even looked like winning it but all batsman eventually got out playing rash shots which also hinted towards match fixing. ICC doesn't took any action right away, it was like after half year when spot fixing claims got alot attention from media the ICC said to be investigating the allegations and later on gave it a clean chit without looking into the matter properly.

In World Cup 2019, Aleem Dar was literally cheating India vs Afg in league stage match. He gave two wrong LBWs but luckily both got overturned successfully due to DRS but there was also a umpire call which went against India.

During Afghanistan batting also he was reluctant to give LBWs and one of the batsman survived a close shout, there was another decision i don’t remember exactly where batsman was clearly out but he didn’t give (caught behind i reckon) and he also gave two wrong wides consecutively when ball went over the body of the batsman.

In England match he also didn’t give out Jason Roy when England were slow at start and that partnership blew India out of the game after that. He was caught behind as he gloved down the leg side to wicket-keeper but stupid Dhoni refused to review.

In 2007 series 3rd ODI match vs SA, he gave AB De Villiers not out when he was caught a 1st slip with a very thick edge and that’s probably his one of the most controversial decision ever, it’s spiteful if you have ever seen that viral video of that incident on YouTube. Had it hit the pad it won’t have gone so fast to slips and also doubtful if it would have carried as they are really soft compared to bat.

IMHO, there should 2 reviews in T20s, 3 in ODIs, 4 in Tests. Such is the nature of game, umpiring standards are rather poor and they are meant to make mistake. Technology needs to be utilized properly. If you're spending millions on something and it's still not getting the job done then something is wrong your intentions. 1 reviews per inning is not enough for T20Is, let alone even longer game such as ODI. I always consider umpire's call being misuse of technology by ICC to favor certain teams, when you get out bowled. It doesn't matter how much part of the ball hit the stumps so same should be done with DRS in LBWs as well. It's like you're expecting 99% decisions of umpires to be right while in reality more than half of them are wrong. Another proof of umpires being against India is Kohli has got 11 umpire's call decisions against him in last 3 years against which he reviewed. It's a good addition that you don't lose review on umpire's call anymore but still i don't think it's ethical as it gives edge to certain team.