Sunday, January 20, 2008

Get over it

I'm not sure why so many Indian journalists and fans are convinced that Ishant Sharma's spell to Ricky Ponting on the fourth day's play at Perth will go down in history. Whatever happened, it didn't involve an English player, and it didn't happen in England, and that particular spell of play didn't result in an outcome favorable to England. To have the Lords of World Cricket Journalism smile upon you thusly and ensure your place in cricketing history, you must satisfy at least one of these three conditions. Oh yes, you might have Star Sports showing it again and again in India, some random Indian bloggers chatting about it, and maybe even Channel 9 once at the end of the season (perhaps), but other than that it's doomed to obscurity. Such are the ways of the world's information order in cricket. No worries, the test win is good enough for now.

3 Comments:

Blogger bwyan said...

Don't know about the English media (and who cares :o) ) but everybody's raving about him down here in Australia.

(Thanks to Mr. Murdoch's monopoly on the Test TV coverage, I've not had the fortune of witnessing that spell, but by all accounts, he gave little Ricky a good working over).

3:18 AM  
Blogger bwyan said...

Don't know about the English media (and who cares :o) ) but everybody's raving about him down here in Australia.

(Thanks to Mr. Murdoch's monopoly on the Test TV coverage, I've not had the fortune of witnessing that spell, but by all accounts, he gave little Ricky a good working over).

3:19 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Bwyan:

It was indeed a memorable spell; I was just hoping it would not end with Ishan going wicketless. Poor kid, he really needed a wicket for all that hard work (and so did the Indian team!).

Cheers,
Samir

6:34 PM  

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