2009 has been a wonderful year on a personal front for me and for Poshin's World. In this post, I take a look at some of the pieces written by my fellow bloggers that I truly enjoyed much. Choosing this list was really difficult and I would like to thank all my fellow bloggers for continuing to write and provide people like me with your views on the game. I may have overlooked a really good article, so please bear with me - after all I'm human too.
This is the list of the Best of 2009 - (My favorite articles by my fellow bloggers).
7 Predicaments of being Sachin Tendulkar - By + Doosra
One of my favorites was an article by Som where, he did a humorous take on Sachin. And 2009 being the 20th year of Sachin Tendulkar, this article definately makes it to the list.
AoL - By + You miss, I hit
You miss, I hit was a blog that I found only this year and instantly I fell in love with it. The blog consists of various pictures, all with a short sweet message. Manoj did a truly a great job and his creativity is clearly seen in his pictures. My favorite picture was of Dravid - the man who became the 5th highest run scorer in test cricket this year. AoL stands for 'Art of Leaving'.
Starving lions in my basement - By + Cricket Minded
Purna is a proud South African supporter who will probably never see her team in World Cup finals. Still she is a great writer who at every possible time takes a dig at her arch enemies, the Australians and the English. This is one of her best posts taking a dig at the touring English team.
Ricky Ponting asks Younis Khan a Question - By + Well Pitched
Umair aka 'Q' is a well known blogger in the cricketing sphere, but his finest moment came when he created this amazing comic with Ricky asking Younis a question, 'how on Earth did you win the T20 WC, when you didn't even want it'. This is definitely the best cricket comic of 2009.
Why would you want to blog on cricket? - By + TCWJ
This year, I once came to a point where I really thought of quitting from the blogging scene, but somehow I held on and the motivation returned. After some time I came across this post by Soulberry, and it explained the question 'Why blog?'. The question I couldn't find the answer to earlier when I was considering walking out. This is one of TCWJ's not serious articles. TCWJ is probably the best cricketing blog that gives so much in depth analysis on a match and also is very thought provoking.
The Punter Files - By + Thoughts from the Dustbin
Kirby aka 'Sidthegnomenator' is an Australian living in England who rues the loss of the Ashes and lives dreaming about Nathan Hauritz. She is a great friend whom I got to know this year and her funny takes on her own team makes a great read. She also was the runner up in the Poshin's World cricket quiz. The post by her that I enjoyed the most was her humorous take on Ponting's various expressions.
Mail Time (Dravidappa special) - By + Maidenbowling
Leela is one of my favorite bloggers as she writes in an unique way. She often refers to herself in the third person and the players in the first person and often writes letters to them. It was in one of this letter that Leela and I had a thoughtful
Top 10 complaints of wives during the IPL (and how to counter them) - By + Daily Humor
This was perhaps the most funniest post I've read about cricket this year. The year when the IPL was switched to South Africa, and we missed live matches, this post certainly livened it. Rohan's take on subjects related to cricket involve an angle never thought before, and this was certainly an example of that.