Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Indian Juggernaut rolls....

The Indian jaggernaut rolls on in cricket... At least the batting of the Indian team rocks !!! The past three ODI s that India played are an example of the batting prowess of the Indian Adams.... It also goes to prove that Indians are a world class team in short bursts... Thats what marks the difference between Aussies and Indians... CONSISTENCY


Going on to the positives, the batting has clicked for the Indians especially when they chase. the last two series against the Lankans and Pakis have provided the Indians an amazing chase record.. Yeah !!! it's India's 11 th straight win while chasing.Chasing is one thing that people have avoided in the past, and Indians were extremely dispassionate about chasing.. But Natwest was the turn-around., they started believing that chasing isnt that bad after all :D And it did the trick.. We now find that Indians are doing well at chasing, but the final mania still haunts us at all levels...

Coming about the current series in pak there are two things that come to my mind and wanted to write about... One is the state of the pitches..IF at all there is any miscreant in the tests, then it is the pitches.... They were the worst kind of pitches that one can find... quite the opposite to the ones in New Zealand... both are detestable... Neverthless NZ does produce results in a couple of days, while PAKI pitches dont. The ODI's were thankfully on different pitches and therefore we have had three of the finest matches in ODI's that one has seen in the recent past from these two countries... Second is the so called Inzy funda that had rocked the match.. It was funny for the spectators and for the indians but Inzy was clearly a blown off
fuse...It was a two sided coin for sure.. cant blame Indians... Cant blame Inzy, but yeah clearly Mr.President was clearer abt this issue than anybody around !!!

Since this post is entirely about cricket, I would be commiting a heinous crime if I fail to mention The aussie hurricane that swept of Lankans...The Symonds/Hussey innings was certainly one the very best that one can see...Murali was a devastated man with 99 runs going off his quota of overs... well back to the Indian performers, One cannot fail to notice Sachin's performance that is matched by only Malik in the ongoing series.. He has had an astounding series that must have gone under the shadows by splendid performances by Yuvi and Dhoni respectively... Dhoni is indeed an asset in the team.. He does pack a punch when in form...

This series has got a lot to reveal to the international cricket..The most important being the state of pitches...:D BAN these pitches runs the slogan....

3 comments:

Vivek said...

hey
cricket is becomin too borin to wotch da...stoppd wotchin them sumtime bak n jus graze thro cricket section in the hindu these days...newayz gud 2 kno tat the youth hve taken up responsibility n r comin out well :)

Mighty Titan said...

That happens everywhere da... thanks to ma coll i still play cricket and watch.. esp in the tv room with around 100 guys its total fun :) And the youngsters (we r senior to them !!!!) are really doing well da...

Mighty Titan said...

That happens everywhere da... thanks to ma coll i still play cricket and watch.. esp in the tv room with around 100 guys its total fun :) And the youngsters (we r senior to them !!!!) are really doing well da...