Thursday, November 08, 2007

Welcome back Viru (now don't mess it up)

I know Sehwag knows it. This innings by him is crucial to his getting back into the team (in whichever form). He looks a little tentative, but crucially, he hasn't lost all his old strokes. There could be worse ways to walk in than with a score of almost 200 on the board. I've always been a huge fan of his (that he is a Delhi boy helps but really, it was his batting that did it for me), and I'll be happy to see him back in the side. I don't know how he's going to get back into the test team (not that he ever should have been dropped) but getting back into the one-day side is a start.

(Meanwhile, Yuvraj decides to go down in a heap, and induces a concerned look on Malik's face - not because of the injury, but because the Pakistani over-rate is looking very dodgy, and Malik could be facing a ban, if they mess up the rate again).


Blogger Soulberry said...

Doesn't look like Sehwag can play the way he used to. He also appears uncertain of having to modify his natural instincts to suit his diminished reflexes and self-esteem.

I wonder if he'll be on the roster anymore...the tide has turned against him. Even Dhoni doesn't think much of him and limited overs is the only chance Sehwag has at the moment.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Soulberry: I hate to say this, but I'm worried that the Sehwag of old is gone. While he has some of the same strokes, he really needs to get his groove back, and I don't know how thats going to happen unless he opens. He simply does not do well in these floater type positions. But Ganguly/SRT have a lock in the ODIs and Jaffer/Karthik for now in the tests.

12:33 AM  
Blogger Soulberry said...

Looks like he'll be hefting the luggage and drinks for this series. After that, it could be sayonara again.

Space must have been set aside in the BCCI trophy room in readiness to hang another stuffed prize scalp from the great witchhunt.

1:47 PM  

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