Saturday, February 17, 2007

Zaks again

I don't mean to be obsessed by numbers (wait, I'm a cricket fan), but its awfully nice to see Zaheer Khan bowl in the 140s tonight at Vizag. Six years ago, I remember watching him bowl at Nairobi, and being struck by the fact than an Indian left-arm quick had actually sent one down at 145 kmph. Zaheer faded away in the years after that, and that speed seemed a distant memory. Now, as his comeback continues, he's gone close to that magic number again - he hit 144 today. Small stuff, I know. But its significance for a young man, who came dangerously close to being consigned to that ever growing heap of 'young Indian cricketer of promise who didn't live up to the hype' is immeasurable.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

agarkar also bowled at 140+ in that game. In fact AA's avg speed was higher than Zak's

7:45 PM  

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