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We Are No. 2. We Fry Harder.

by Bhaskar Khaund

Ind-SL 2009-10: Test 1 : Day 3 : Session 3

SL are 138 runs ahead with 5 wickets in hand.

Personally i dont care. We're still the No. 2 team in the world.

Look , we are playing abroad. We lost the toss and had to bat on an underprepared mine field. We're playing without our top bowler ZAK who's out due to injuries. What's more , the top four batsmen were all given bad decisions when the score was under 50 . Our top bat SRT was not given another chance after getting out , despite this being his 21st year in international cricket.

So this score is not indicative of our true position.

I tell you we're still the No. 2 team in the world and by far better than all other teams in the world.

Except the No. 1 team of course

And cest moi - that's me.

Why ?

Well , why not.

11 comments:

straight point said...

sarcastic but very apt bhaskar...

many would say its coz of dead pitch... forgetting conveniently that had there been bit more juice on this pitch... match would have been over by now for us...

now the only hope for us left in this match is this very dead pitch...

there is something serious wrong somewhere in team india... we are just not looking like a cohesive unit...

Naked Cricket said...

After our first four went down, this conversation:

Father: Was Sachin really out?

Son: Think so, he got bowled

Holy Ghost: Spooky!

Nathan said...

Haha, very droll

But looks like India is gonna have to play for a draw...

Samir Chopra said...

These kinds of days are bound to occur when you have a bowling attack with averages in the 30s (it doesn't matter that two of them also have 200 wickets).

There is some very awkward batting coming up for India. Despite all the nonsense said about Murali, just watch him go in the second innings.

Rohit said...

Very very depressing day. They have two good spinners. This is looking ominous..
The only thing I'm happy about is that it was Jaya and not Samaraweera who got the double....I just don't like untalented batsmen averaging 50 in test cricket....when poor VVS is stuck in mid fourties!

Sujan Rao (sanath189) said...

@Rohit

Whats wrong wid Samara ?

Rohit said...

@ Sujan...

I've no problems with him. I just don't think he's that good, frankly. I think that an average of 50 is a mark of greatness and that he doesn't deserve. I think it's an indicator of the fact that the game is becoming increasingly batsmen friendly. He's made a lot of his runs in docile conditions against mediocre opposition, unlike Jaya and Sanga. Cheers!

Sujan Rao said...

Agree with your point.He is yet to prove his worth outside Sri Lanka.

There was a time in Jayawardena's career too, where he had 10 odd Test centuries under his belt, where 7 came in SL. Today he has broken all that and proved his worth.

Similarly I wish Samara too proves his worth performing overseas in future, That bullet seems lucky to him.

Mahek said...

Jayawardene doesn't have that great a record outside the subcontinent either.

Rohit said...

@ Sujan..

I would be highly surprised if 'Samara' maintains his average for 2-3 years. He's 33 anyway.

@ Mahek...

I know, but there's a difference. Mahela oozes class and is easy on the eye. You can't go wrong with that. That's why someone like Rohit Sharma will always appeal to me...he just looks so graceful at the crease.

Mahek said...

Yeah...who cares if Nohit can't score a fifty even if his life depended on it?

While you can argue against Samaraweera's high average, Jayawardene has benefitted from batting on the same batsman friendly pitches. Sure he looks elegant but Samaraweera's strokes aren't exactly ugly.