Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The old guard

Well, Dravid and Tendulkar together now. Tendulkar's first few balls showed a couple of worrying things. For one, he is still behaving like a cat on a hot tin roof when it comes to being desperate for scoring opportunities, and secondly, he is not moving out of his crease. The first means that he is going to be susceptible to flailing around a bit, and the second leaves him vulnerable to getting trapped in front by the swinging ball. Sigh, his shoulder must be bugging him; the poor run of form will not have helped, and it is the final day of the series. Well, he's got 132 tests experience to draw upon and reservoirs of talent to draw upon. As I said before, I hope he plays a few shots and looks for singles; nothing like those to get the legs moving and the confidence rising. (And he's edged one through slips for four!)


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