Friday, July 25, 2008

Some dictionary entries

Next time you're looking for a definition of "chutzpah", try this: reverse-sweeping the world's best offspinner when your side is 147-5 facing a total of 600-6 late on the third day in fading light. And the next time you're looking for a definition of "career-limiting move" try this: hoicking the next delivery straight up in the air to give the bowler a return catch. Karthik is lucky Kumble was the next man in, otherwise the shellacking he'd have gotten would have been one for the ages, worthy of capturing on video and selling on the streets. Karthik has done serious damage to his test prospects in this game; both with his shoddy catching and lame batting.

8 Comments:

Blogger Jrod said...

I had chutzpah once, but you can get a cream for it.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Jrod: Sounds painful. Did you break out in a rash?

10:58 AM  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

Delhi daredevils played 3 shots too many and DK nearly outdid his captain.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Q said...

I was more his keeping that troubled India. Batting at 7 he can't do much after the top 6 failed..

5:05 AM  
OpenID godof86 said...

Don't agree with the above post. Agree with you though, Samir. I saw this in highlight, and was livid.

What would Dhoni have done? (And yes, one has to compare.. it's the same position both are gunning for) Dhoni would have gritted it out, prolonged the innings, given India a chance... hell, VVS was playing well, and he has done a miracle or two in his days.....

Okay, what would Parthiv have done? More of the same as above....

And stray good / unplayable deliveries or great catches are acceptable, this kind of recklessness should not be... Can we seriously have Parthiv for the next match please? Better keeper, better bat...

1:43 AM  
Blogger Q said...

Karthik is no Dhoni and u can't expect him to be...

2:12 AM  
OpenID godof86 said...

Q, in that case, Karthik should logically have no place in the Indian test team, and you can't expect him to either.

Well, I don't think so. He is a talented fellow, has held down his test place as an opener for a while (being usurped eventually by the clearly better Gambhir, no negatives to him for that), and the least one could expect is for him to adjust to the needs of the team. He should be good enough to be a consistant no. 2 for India.

Sorry for the side conversation on your comments section, Samir.

2:26 AM  
Blogger Q said...

Godof86 - I have no doubts about Karthik's talent... my only point is that Dhoni has been the regular test keeper for over a year now.. i think around 2 years.. Dhoni has batted at 7 and kept wickets.. during his time Karthiki played a few tests as opener where he did immensely well before failing in a few matches after he which he was benched.

Now he finds himself in the XI again but as a replacement for Dhoni and batting at 7, something he hasn't done for India for what 3 years now?

So all what im saying is that he just played a game in a role after ages... he is talented, he will come around.

Same goes for Gambhir. After how long is he playing a test again?

You guys need to be patient.

2:32 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home