Monday, October 04, 2010

Australia hand out knockout blows

Many things going wrong for India. Gambhir gets a dodgy decision. Dravid chases a ball. Sehwag confirms fourth innings incompetence (plus short ball willies). Raina shows he still cannot face short ball. Laxman out with bad back. And now, finally, to rub it all in, the captain decides to send out a nightwatchman. Really, MSD, really? (Sorry, I used that line yesterday too). This pushes two recognized batsmen further down the batting order. And again, it shows lack of backbone by the captain. Face the music, calm the nerves. Lead from the front. And all that.

Australia well ahead now (especially as they are past masters in creating pressure in precisely these kinds of situations), and the presence of SRT isn't really enough at this moment.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous dominic said...

commiserations mate: I was hoping you would rough the Aussies up a bit before the Ashes start. Still, it's been a topsy turvy match so far: maybe VVS will come out at 11 and win it

7:24 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Hey Dom, good to see you here again. No shortage of action today for sure. Yes, this will definitely make the Aussies feel happier before the Ashes. I'm keeping my fingers crossed Laxman can bat #7 tomorrow. His fourth-innings average is 49!

7:35 AM  
Blogger Shridhar Jaju said...

Oh I am sure VVS will bat. And Ravi Shastri uttered something correct today (for a change).

Even an 80%-fit VVS Laxman can be very handy for India here.

Can't wait for the play to begin tomorrow.

8:29 AM  
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