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Sunday, December 3, 2006

South Africans humiliate India. *Yawn*

Cricket talk: What a beautiful day for Indian cricket. We crossed 200 runs!!!! Can you believe that?!!! And we lasted 50 full overs!(A million more ‘!’s here)

One person who has to come out with some answers is this nice old man with thinning grey hair from Australia who calls himself the coach(and what does that word mean?) and who has devised this brilliant, innovative and hugely successful strategy called ‘experimentation and rotation of players’ which neither allows youngsters to settle nor gives seniors the time to rub in some of their experience.

And why has the experimentation stopped with the Rainas and the Kaifs? And what about the batting order? Sehwag and Sachin are not at the top of their games. Why couldn’t Dhoni have been promoted? Come on Mr.Chappell. Give us some answers.


Homer said...

actually, Mr Chappell, like the rest of us, does not quite figure out where the problem is. It is not a matter of skills, because the batsmen, when the have applied themselves, have shown that they can get on top of the conditions. The bowlers have done a sterling job, albeit in patches. What is required is sustained intensity and that is what is missing. The Port Elizabeth and Centurion games gave India the opportunity to experiment with thier batting lineup. But since "experimentation" has become a bad word in the Indian lexicon, the opportunity was not seized. We have "experimented" in live games, and passed the opportunity during "dead" games. It all boils down the "Carpe Diem", of seizing the moment, but what we have gotten is "Carp Diem" or "Crap Diem".

Homer said...

experimentation is a good thing as long as it is focussed with a particular goal in mind.additonal spinoffs as a result are bonuses.
No one goes to the Chemistry lab and mixes chemicals just for the heck of it. What started off as identifying people who could do different roles ( multi utility players) and gauging player responses to different match conditions and then identifying the best players for particular roles took a life of its won. The intentions are noble,but the implementation was flawed. Experimentations for experimentations sake kills the whole purpose of the experiment in the first place.

Ananth said...

couldnt agree more with every word of what you say, homer.

Desi MD said...

indians deserved that
they actually are so bad its not even funny!

Ananth said...

I cant even defend our team, even if I want too, desi md. So i'll have to agree

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SAM said...


Its time to kick out Chappel and get someone more experienced and level headed Indian Coach. Is it a coincedence that all the players with whom he has had the opportunity to work with for more than a year have forgotten to do what they were originally selected to do for the Indian Team. Take for Instance one by One

Rahul Dravid Once considered a wall and a technically sound batsman who could also keep wickets. He has forgotten to Bat, He has forgotten to field has dropped vital catches playing as captain for the Indian Team and he has been a miserable captain. Nobody in the Indian team wants to play under his captaincy, he mumbles in press conferences he makes a poor show as a person. Who is to Blame? Greg Chappel thought he would be a Good Captain afterall.

Sachin Tendulkar. Some people call him a blaster some call him Tendlya. But he has failed miserably with the bat.His statistics in South africa test series is 20. One days he has given a poorer account of himself. Well earlier he used to take some pretext of some elbow injury, Back spasm, Tennis elbow etc to avoid such critisism but now he can’t do it because we all know he has actively involved himself to fight for exclusion of Saurav from Team India. Sachin’s situation is Just like Pakeya in The Film Rangeela. why…. ! He is Pakaoing the Indian fans and spectators with no shows, and more importantly you must remember Pakeyas dialogue in Rangeela, where he tells Raja (Aamir) about how he was treated when he proposed to a girl, he says that the girl slapped him with her chappals and then Raja Says ” Agar eisahi chalta Raha Na to bahut Jaldi Ladies Chappal Ka Dukan Kholna Pardenga ” Sachins state is something like this he is continiously trying to propose to the girl which is Indian Cricket and every time spectatators gets no shows. It is a matter of time that spectators will go with Ladies chappals to the stadiums and will help tendlya realize his ultimate nightmare, if he does not tighten his shoe laces. Pimping his cause is Gavaskar but such pimping will stand him no chance in the eyes of Indian Spectators. Now who is to Blame for all this definitely Greg Chappel.

Shewag used to get into the team because of his explosive Batting but now he is accomodated in the team because he can bowl off spin. Thanks Greag you have made a bowler out of an explosive batsman. Now that he has been dropped should teach him a lesson, but he needs to be reinsated in the side at the earliest.

Irfan Pathan was a brilliant bowler, however Greg with his Coaching skills has converted him to a Batsman. Now he has forgotten how to Bowl. Brilliant WOW what Coaching! He was one player who stood by the Coach, when Greg was doing KINKY STUFF which he called experiments, he scored runs batted at whatever position he was asked and contributed to Team Chapell and Dravid. When this guy needed some support from his coach and his Captain he was send back in the middle of a series to “SORT OUT HIS GAME”. Wow Greg you must be a good Coach, Dravid you definitely lead by example “ass-**** you need to sit out of the Indian Team” forever.

Action has been Taken against Shewag and Pathan and why was “ Tendlya” Spared and on what basis does Dravid justify his spot in the WC squad. Is Tendlya spared because he is a Marathi, despite his poor performance he is made the Deputy , Is it because even if he fails several times he can’t be dropped becase he is the “DEPUTY” come on boys. Who will speak in a womans voice in the field apart from Tendlya. We need a woman in Team India thats the closest we have…