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Sunday, February 24, 2008

What the hell was Dhoni thinking?

I think by the time Dhoni played his knock of 36 off 66(?!!) balls and then got out, the damage was done. Australia were well and truly on their way to victory.

I mean, 36 off 66 precious deliveries? Alright, they needed to ensure they didn't lose any more wickets. But then, a strike rate of just over 50 in a one-day match while chasing a huge total of 317 runs?

By the time he got out, India was left needing 169 runs off 117 deliveries at a rate of about 8.5 an over with 5 wickets in hand - an almost impossible task that was only made to look possible by Uthappa's brilliant cameo.

The Indian skipper should have done better than what he came up with today. I hope all those recently played matches where he has had to graft an innings picking up ones and twos, have not robbed him off his shot-making abilities.

6 comments:

Rhea Singh said...
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Sanath said...

Its really frustrating that I'm not able to find any new posts on your blog.I'm really Sorry to say that.

force786 said...

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Ananth said...

@ Sanath:

sorry sanath. Been equally frustrating for me that I have not been able to blog here for a lot of time now....

@ force786:

lol! one 'x' too much?

Hosting said...

Indian team lost the final in Bangladesh

theposterboy said...

Indian are facing this physiological phenomenon of failure in finals...lets c when that actually get over.