Saturday, March 29, 2008

Apparently no backup

And Sehwag is gone. I'm a huge fan of Dravid, but I think his batting this morning didn't help matters. 3 runs off 25 balls. No strike rotation, no nothing. I'm a pessimist when it comes to India in tests, so I think I'll just go ahead and call it. I don't think we're going to see a big concerted push for a lead today. I'm sensing a big fizzle coming up. First the run-rate goes down, then the clouds gather. And Dravid meanwhile will continue with his innings scored at a strike rate of 30. Is rotating the strike so hard for a batsman that has scored almost 10,000 runs in test cricket? And is it so hard for such an experienced batsman to figure out what the match situation is, and what he needs to do? Apparently it is. And now SRT is gone. I suppose it had to happen. Ah, well. Thanks Viru, it was great while you were there. You never should have been dropped, and hopefully, you won't ever be again.

3 Comments:

Blogger Straight Point said...

if with the backup of 10,000 runs loads of experience and this batta wicket makes you hard to rotate strike...then i wonder what will...

it was only viru's magic or god too wanted to see this innings happen otherwise dravid left no stone unturned to do the same yesterday...

any other team with the inspiration of such knock would have steamrolled opposition...i wonder when we will learn to fire collectively and if this platform can not inspire them then nothing will...

7:09 AM  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

Why do you think he was dropped in the first place? Frankly, don't put it beyond Indian cricket to give him the boot again - he's no fortunate son!
Till he scores 100s in ODIs, and even T20s, the selectors won't have their fill.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

SP: I have to say this was one of Dravid's strangest innings. I also found his celebration of 10,000 runs odd. Other batsmen who have done it, have simply raised a bat to acknowledge the scoreboard signs and crowd applause. Dravid celebrated as if he had scored a ton or won the match. Wierd. And yes, India again, simply fell down around Viru's innings. They've done this so many times to his innings. Wasted them utterly. Poor chap.

NC: I don't understand why he was dropped in the first place. Obviously it was because they confused one-days with tests. But thats our selectors. Listening to Arun Lal go on about how good a job the selectors had done made me wanna throw up.

9:42 AM  

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