Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Not mutual

Matthew Hayden says beating India is almost as good as beating England. Thanks Haydo. Wish we could reciprocate the compliment. But we can't. Beating Australia comes a distant third to beating England and Pakistan (preferably away, but I'll settle for home as well; and no order implied in there for me; oh, fine, have it your way, nothing quite like beating Pakistan, and then England, and then, perhaps Australia, though I have to tell you South Africa is fast catching up). Some day, perhaps, you'll catch up. Till then, keep trying.


Blogger Jrod said...

Hayden is a bit dense, you know those christians, they're all a bit slow.

The real feeling in Australia is we like to beat south africa first, then daylight second, and then england third, more day light, and then perhaps india, unless new zealand beat us the last time they played us.

5:58 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

I agree - I think he was speaking on the spur of the moment. I also think Australia take it a little easy on the Poms. That 5-0 score in the last Ashes might disagree, but thats the general impression I get. Theres a bit too much bonhomie between the teams, in my opinion. I don't think its a coincidence that a lot of dead-rubber losses have come against the English. And in 2005, they lost the plot and started giving up games even when it wasn't a dead rubber. And then Warne dropped Pietersen. 'Nuff said.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Soulberry said...

Fair enough, but I'd like to see a series win down under in my lifetime.

WI was a revival of memories. England was good it came once again. Pakistan has been done. Thought India nearly had their first win in SA (can't say they'll get that close again till Pollock retires and Morne Morkel is injured), but Oz...the closest one got to it was 30 years ago and a rag-tag band strung up in an emergency managed to take it away. Ganguly's team could have but didn't...so yeah, I'm looking forward to the Oz tour and SA next time around.

5:57 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Soulberry: I agree - once again, I was speaking slightly tongue-in-cheek. In terms of cricketing satisfaction (not purely emotional), theres got to be nothing better than beating Australia in Australia - never been done!

7:26 PM  

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