Month: April 2005
Peace process “irreversible”
For a guy who is infamous for his political and diplomatic doosras, this one was some kind of master stroke? Didn’t find much in the press either explaining what he might have meant by “irreversible”. One thing is for sure, the confusion from the statement is certainly irreversible.
Viru the new Bradman
Its time to open the flood gates and romp in youngsters to form a new look ODI team in preparation for the next world cup. Viru has to play a big role in grooming the team for the next world cup (perhaps as captain). Pak has come so far only because they invested in their youngsters and dumped 7 of their top players after the last world cup. Its time India did the same.
Final ODI: Pak wrap it up
The senior players must be phased out in favor of younger promising talent. This would require some tough, careful decisions to be made with an eye on grooming a team for the 2007 world cup.
Final ODI: Golden chance for youngsters
Final ODI: India likely toast
India-Pak Fifth ODI: India Grilled
India was thrashed by Pak. Shahid Afridi was at his best. Throwing his bat at all the juicy deliveries being sent down, Afridi piled on a rock solid 102. Even I could have batted at the other end! Indian bowlers were so badly demoralized.
Balaji was celebrating the new year by serving Afridi pongal like deliveries. Dravid soon decided to serve Afridi a full course meal by bringing in Kumble whose full tosses and leg breaks served up like bissibela bath only to be promptly slammed across the fence. It was a battle of sambar, pongal and bissibela bath vs raw halal beef.
Lets hope the last one day match is more balanced and not like a trip to the slaughter house. I hope India at least has a plan for Shahid-bhai, though this might turn out to be a match for Razzack who has looked very dangerous but hasn’t fired in a big way.