Rodeos - The Champions
One of the things I enjoy doing since my childhood was playing cricket. Playing cricket has always given me immense satisfaction. When I came to US for my Master’s degree I thought I may never be able to play competitive cricket again. I was wrong. There are all kinds of cricket leagues in
I joined the Phoenix 2020 hard cricket ball league and have been playing regularly for the last 4 seasons. Today we had the finals of the summer tournament and you know what – my team Rodeos has won the tournament. We beat the team Cobras by 2 wickets. This is the second victory this year. We are the defending champions for the winter tournament that spans for a period of six months from October to April. Here is the photo of winning Rodeos team.
I am fortunate to play with some great team players and this post is an appreciation for all my team mates.
The “heart” of the team – Team Rodeos transformed the day he joined in this team. He is Kevin Pietersen for us when he goes to bat, McGrath when he bowls and Jonty Rhodes when he fields. A great athlete and a soccer player, he works at Sonic Wall in
This guy thinks cricket, drinks cricket, eats cricket and sleeps cricket. To know the meaning of this above statement you may ask his wife. Recruiting manager of the team – the new players he picked was just amazing. May be Shah Rukh Khan can hire him in Kolkata Knight Riders when they go for the auction next time J. Other than playing cricket, you can see him at the ASU football games. Ramki as he we call him works at Cavalry Portfolios in
A great team player who can bat anywhere in the order and can bowl a few overs here and there.
Encyclopedia of Tamil cinema – he may happily live without food or water for couple of days but cannot survive even an hour without browsing sify or rediff movie sites. Another Industrial Engineering graduate from ASU, he works with Mercer Health in
Wicketkeeper of our team – rarely a ball went past him this tournament. While not playing cricket you could see him reading New York Times paper or reading about
Captain cool; a good batsman who can win matches by himself on his day. His 100% record as captain is a proof of his leadership quality. Thiru works as a Water Resource Engineer in URS after completing his Masters in the same from
A fitness freak - trying hard to develop a “ten pack” and beat the “khans” of Bollywood in the war of “packs”. An allrounder, who has traits of Lance Klusener of
Statutory Warning: Never talk to him while he is eating. He never even bothers to acknowledge you. This most eligible bachelor, works with Sonic Wall in
Only guy in the team who cannot understand Tamil and most of the time he has to pick up what we are talking from couple of English words in each sentence. Any captain will be delighted to have him in their team. The reason – this guy can keep on bowling and bowling at constant pace with good line and length for ever. Gandhi is a student in W P Carey School of Business at ASU.
Another iron man of the team with great cricketing skills. Joined Rodeos this season along with Gandhi. A great team player who always has a smile on his face. Vidhyashankar is also a student in W P Carey School of Business at ASU.
A good batsman and a fielder; during his free time you could see him in church and church related activities. Sabi graduated with his Masters degree in Computer Science from ASU and now working with RDH corporation in
A great revelation of this season. Bowled some “amazing’ overs to break some partnerships during few of the matches. Outside cricket he is our advisor in matters related to stock market. Ram graduated from ASU in 2003 with a Masters in Electrical Engineering and works with Freescale Semiconductors in
Only professional player in our team and believe me it is a treat to watch this guy play. Again any captain will be delighted to have him in the team. Praveen a graduate from ASU works with Sonic Wall in
What should I tell about myself? The senior most player in the team not based on experience but on age. Seeing other team members play, have a feeling that it is time to call it a day.
I cherish all the moments I play with this team and these great players….Rodeos Rock.