Friday, November 02, 2007

What a bunch of softies

I agree with Homer over at Two Cents, as he rips into Vijay Dahiya, Delhi's coach, for sounding so damn pleased about his side's performance against Pakistan. They lost by seven wickets, failed to give a real fight, and generally eased Pakistan into the game. To top it off, Dahiya goes on to talk about batsmen intially being worried about facing Akhtar, and how happy they were when Dhawan hit a six off Akhtar. Good Lord. Is this guy for real? Is he a schoolboy, or the coach of a national-level side? He makes his team sound like schoolboys rather than folks who might be competing for international spots. I'd fire him just for this interview. The whole match atmosphere was surreal; young boys running on to the field to shake Afridi's hand, policemen (the same idiots who don't hesitate to wield their batons at the slightest pretence at Delhi's poor) sharing jokes with Akhtar and probably DDCA officials fawning over the Pakistani team. Why didn't they just concede the match and take the Pakistani team out for lunch at the Maurya Sheraton? Delhi, you disappoint me. Enough of this namby-pamby bhai-bhai business. Play the damn game. (When the test match comes around, that is).

3 Comments:

Blogger Ottayan said...

Samir,

This could be a trick to lull the Pakistan team into thinking, that we are a bunch of softies and then when the ODI's happen, wham! :)

9:00 PM  
Blogger Stuart said...

It will be interesting to see how Pakistan play the ODIs - if they can get some momentum, it could easily carry out into the tests (where I feel they will struggle much more).

5:17 AM  
Blogger Soulberry said...

It's the silly season up North Samir.

3:35 PM  

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