Wednesday, January 04, 2006

When luck chases you....

This is probably the first time that i am writing about some controversy. For beginners, it is better to start off with some easy target. Well i decide to start off with Dada... The trouble with him is that he always gets into trouble.In fact it is luck that chased him. There are many situations that clarifies this statement of mine.


He is considered as the luckiest captain for India as we won laurels overseas especially at Australia(We had drawn a test, which is the best performance of India in Australia :( ).He followed it up with a wonderfully crafted victory against Pakistan at Pakistan.These were un imaginable a couple of years ago. The reason for such victories ?? Luck..... Luck had chosen to chase dada throughtout the year.....


Mind you, that was good luck. "When u ride on luck, remember u ride on a edged sword", that was said by no one else but me... Well coming to the point, we find that despite his lucky run as captain his induividual performance has not been as good as his captaincy @li@s luck.Most of us were gagged by the wins, that we failed to oopen up against the individual performance... As the saying goes, "the team wins... that is more important" .. this is said by most of the players and not me....Remember, the players who say this, are the performers in that match(they say it at the end of presentation ceremony).


That was when luck began to come in torrents for our dear dada, the difference being it was "bad luck"... The good performances by the youngsters at the home level was becoming too good and they had to be recognized. So started the deliberation over dada's crown. What else, but bad luck, would you call it....The change of coach at the precise moment when dada was at his lowest point of his career.His luck worsened when the coach switch took place. When one thought it couldnt get worser, the email leak came out as a blot out of the blue.Thanks to the speed of the electronic media, half the population in India was aware of it in a jiffy. When you get into trouble with big guns, you are bound to get shot.The tussle with the coach had cost dada more than it cost the coach.


So far,it has been pretty much talked about...In general,it is a rule that is better followed... "When you are in deep shit, keep your mouth shut".. Seems that our dada did not know this and got into trouble in yesterdays Ranji match, for coming late to bat...That too after being debarred in the bowling department for running in the danger area. He shouldnt be getting himself deeper into trouble after being selected miraculously in for the tour of Pakistan....


Well i am no expert in politics... hey arent we talking about cricket ? well politics is into cricket as well. So it seems okie here... Its just plain common sense that i think should be applied here. Well dada was once upon a time playing well,but certainly not these days.... The days of the tiger are dimming now. The only suggestion that i can make is that he should have volunteered to be out of the team and get back in royally after regaining some form, rather than persisting in the team and putting more pressure on himself after each failure/match (both are synonymous)... Better run from the scenario when bad luck chases you ........

12 comments:

Vivek said...

Hmmm..nice post dude...i don agree with the fact tat ganguly got bak into the team wit jus luck..after all, he played well for bengal(he was not even the captain of the team) and was chosen based upon merit. Also he played well against Murali & co...regarding "good performance by youngesters", well look at Gautam Gambhir then..if the same rule had been applied, then he wud been out of the team for wateva shit he played in the first two tests...instead they dropped ganguly and his reserve wasim jaffer was out carryin drinks n readin newspaper...he need not exit voluntarily..theres still cricket left in him n am sure he will perform well against the Pakis...reg "luck"...dude will u call English winning the Ashes "lucky"? If he hadnt been ther, i doubt India wud hve met wit anything ls other than a whitewash ;)

Mighty Titan said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Mighty Titan said...

@ rebel

Just the sort of comment that i expected from you !!! Guess u go by heart than by the faculty above it :)

But u were unfair with ghambir.. compare the number of chances that were given to dada and ghambir....he hasnt even got 1/5 of the number of chances that dada has got :)

Vivek said...

Hmmm...then y din they hve Dinesh Kaarthick in the team?He batted well, kept well..wat more do ppl expect??n wat were the no of chances given to akash chopra b4 gambhir??btw by the same stds., they gave ganguly jus 3 chances n he performed well, yt he was dropped..man if u wanna have same yardstick for every1,then dada shd also b treated wit the same std. Not selecting him for one test n dropping him for the next..wats it if not politics?? for more plz do refer to ma blog ;)

Mighty Titan said...

@ rebel

You have again made an unfair comparison !!! Dinesh karthik has no place when Dhoni is present.. Now don say Dhoni hasnt performed :)... And for your info it has not been just three tests for dada.. check out the stats for the past two years... he hasnt performed too well in these two years !!! There has to be a point where one has to say, you ve had sufficient chances, and tat my dear buddy has been up with dada... As i mentioned these unfortunate situations could have been avoided had Dada himself stepped out graciously... :)

sankar said...

hi shankar,
I won't accept d fact tat India's victory over Australia n Pakistan are due to luck alone.... u must think of the time when v levelled the series aginst Aus. They had a very gud record in their home and were unstoppable...They wud hav never expected Indians to win a test match n there by levellin the series..The victory over pak was a brilliant one ...Man u forgot India's entry into finals durin last world cup..Don't tell me tat is also due 2 luk...luck favoured ganguly but not India...India performed well n tat is ganguly's luck..:)....I think u try to convey this pt. only...had it been clear,I wudn't hav protested...;) and ganguly's recent actions shows tat he has to be treated by a psychiatrist....must hav gone mad...but bcci's action against him is also questionale..dont forget tat!!

sankar said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Mighty Titan said...

@sankar

Thats the point that i wished to convey.. i guess it wasnt clear enuf...my mistake dude... i meant gang is lucky but india had a coupl of consistent performers...

As regards the psychatrist, thats a very good one.. i didnt think of that :)) guess vivek wud be mad at u after that final blow of yours :))

sankar said...

hi shankar,
i was just kiddin...that pt was clear..I just wanted to mess up things simply..;)

Mighty Titan said...

@ sankar

messing up is gud da machi !!!

Anonymous said...

hi da...

luck? man that is ganguly antonym da..... his luck sucked... was totally out of form, BCCI elections, not selected for the team, gives statements like 'i can now play under ne captain', etc... u kno wat.. his inclusion in the upcoming pak series is just to test his form. if he fails.. the BCCI will bye air tickets so that he goes home safely to watch ind vs pak on TV...

Mighty Titan said...

thnks for that comment.. and wat u said is true.. he ll get air tickets back home if he fails to perform :)