How to diffuse a potential bomb...

shared by straight point on Monday, March 03, 2008

if there is needed a text book example of how to diffuse a potentially explosive situation...everybody look no further but yesterday's match between oz and india...

specially 'left minded' players like sree, harbhajan, hayden, symonds, ponting etc...

i wanted to write oz players name first but wanted to sound impartial and also its my attempt for not being charged 'sarcastic point' so quickly again!!

when lee bowled that famous-by-now-unintentional beamer to sachin world cricket froze for few seconds...me for sure...

i started to fear worse.

first thought which came to my mind apart from sachin's well being was....is this the final nail on coffin of oz-india cricketing relations which are touching new heights of low by each day!!

how will sachin react...

but within next few seconds i was smiling again...

coz when binga came to him with customary apology (did he had any choice??) and offered sachin his hand sachin too shook hands with lee and there were smiles all around...

though with the benefit of hindsight...i wonder if he too had choice either for the fear of another 'unintentional' beamer ;-)

it took the character of sachin that the ticking bomb was diffused instantly...all moved on to cricket as if nothing happened...and my respect for sachin grew manifold...

but there lies the lesson to one and all...specially to those set of left minded players...

for we all know them coz they all have played great cricket and we all want to remember them exactly for the same reason...

is it too much to ask for...??

10 comments:

Straight Point said...

OH and if you are wondering why i called these left minded...

coz for me...they dont seem to have their mind in right places of late ;)

Ottayan said...

Pan,
I was wondering whether you were criticising their political affliations.

Straight Point said...

lol OTT :))

Naked Cricket said...

On your Marx, sp!

Straight Point said...

thanks NC!!

scorpicity said...

superb SP... take a bow

Straight Point said...

scorpy :)

KP! said...

well sachin is sachin....in cricket there is sachin and there is rest...

can you beleive almost 20yrs career without a single controversy......:)

he is truly great cricketer!

Straight Point said...

well said KP!!

if only others take clue...

Soulberry said...

You tell it like it is SP, Go, you Aussie!

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