Tuesday, November 20, 2007

No good news

Ugh. Patel is back. RP Singh and Sreesanth are out of the first test, and he-who-lack-intensity is back with a fair chance of donning Indian colors again, and that too against Pakistan. OK, Munaf, go for it. Prove everyone wrong. And I hope, that if you slack off on the field, that your new captain gives you tongue-lashing on live television.

Meanwhile Down Under, Alex Brown continues to keep the flag of Australian cricket journalism flying high. He insists (good embedded journo that he is) that Ricky Ponting talking about Indian cricket captains is "targeting" the opposing skipper and that its a strategy that has "worked well for Australia" in the past. Oooh. Theres that thing, "targeting", again. It has all these magic powers. I don't suppose having two of cricket's best bowlers of all time had anything to do with Australia doing well over the past 15 years, did it, Alex? I loved how Glenn McGrath used to "target" opening batsmen (and silly me, there I was thinking that pace bowlers had nothing to do with opening batsmen!). In fact, his targeting strategy was so good that even if he'd bowled short and wide, it'd still have worked. Forget line and length, just "target" the opposing batsman. Yeah, thats the trick.

4 Comments:

Blogger Uncle J rod said...

Regardless of McGrath and Warne, Australia has destroyed many a captain on home soil. And the main reason the captains fail here is there teams don't perform and the get sucked into the aussie media games.

Anil is much smarter than the average cricketer, he will be fine.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Straight Point said...

also all this 'tamasha' of targeting captains, series white wash predictions, captain will be under pressure, we will turn the heat on etc. etc... is getting increasingly repetitive and really bore...

cant aussies for all their worth think of something new to say...

yawn....

12:44 AM  
Blogger John said...

Munaf will have a good comeback, but I'm sure it will mean that India will have to go through that whole routine again.

6:58 AM  
Blogger The Atheist said...

I have no idea why the BCCI persist with Munaf. OH mean, look at that haircut...oh...wait a minute....

6:12 PM  

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