Thursday, October 16, 2008

The new New South Wales

Two Victorians in two consecutive test matches. Making debuts that is. This is the true revolution taking place in Australian cricket. Not the 'new-age' cricket that the Australian captain (or is he moonlighting as an Indian selector now?) talks about. All of a sudden, the untouchables of the Australian scene, comforted for years by the presence of a fattish, blonde legspinner in the test squad, have not one, but two, brand new baggy greens to show off. One of them has already done the Monty and picked up Tendulkar as his first test wicket. Who knows what delights await Siddle in the Punjab?


Anonymous Karthik said...

I can almost see it. A fast off cutter from Siddle, Tendulkar tries to whip it to the legside. Of course he misses, the ball crashes into his pads, adjacent to middle stump. Out.
And Tendulkar will later sign the ball with the quote 'Once in a bluemoon, never again'. And will prove his prophecy wrong by falling to Siddle in the very next innings.
Ah, yes. I am a big fan of Sachin, as you can see.

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd pay twice the price of admission to see that Karthik!

10:52 PM  
Blogger John said...

Not quite as it turns. But what a ball to get Tendulkar!

8:19 AM  
Blogger Q said...

So both the Victorians have Sachin as their 1st test wicket. Quite a start.

11:03 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Well, I think Siddle has ensured a nice little debut story for himself. And it was a crucial wicket too, late in the day.

1:16 AM  
Blogger Moses @ Beer and Sport said...

Two Victorians in the team and suddenly we're losing. Anyone see a pattern here?

I've started calling Tendulkar the Victorian Cherry Popper.. seems appropriate

8:22 PM  

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