Second ODI: WI Earn Fine Win

A fine show by WI. Great fielding and some tight bowling ensured the WI an exciting win. India came cross as a tad over-confident. Each batsman seemed to think that the next man can always do the job. With Yuvraj looking solid right through, all he needed was someone to hang out with him till the end. Unfortunately for India it was not be.

Not to take away any credit from Yuvraj for a superb performance but at the death I thought he goofed up rather badly. After scoring two fours (one a fluke and the other one an impressive drive) he had no reason to go for a wild slog. A more seasoned player might have bet on his ability to pick two runs of the remaining three balls. Worst case, he could have tied the game. Out in the middle, in the midst of all the excitement and pressure, its easier said than done to do the right thing. But it won’t hurt for India’s sporting heroes to occasionally bet on common sense over raw physical ability.

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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