Warne...you beauty !!

shared by straight point on Monday, June 02, 2008

when asked how you feel playing under warne...kamran akmal's prompt reply summed up everthing for me...


'itnaa bada khiladi hai ke achcha perform karney ka mann karta hai...'
(loosely translated - he is such a great player that you really want to perform well for him)

warne showed to world...what we were missing when he could not captain australia...

he won by playing what really can be called 'hard and fair"...

there was no chest thumping...no 'worked up' aggression...no disrespect to opposition...and still he won...and how...

this is the biggest lesson for all these newbies and some seniors too...who think that aggression is showing histrionics on field....swearing at opponent with choicest explicits.....

yes sir, you can still win matches...and we are not talking about 50's cricket here mr punter...

i hope the message is clearly conveyed...to one and all...

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18 comments:

Ottayan said...
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Ottayan said...

Regarding Kamran Akmal - no player dare talk ill of a Captain who is winning. :)

Straight Point said...
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Straight Point said...

thats very true OTT...but even then isn't his player did exactly the same?

Ottayan said...

Pan,

Pls elaborate.

Straight Point said...

i meant to say that they were inspired enough to perform beyond their normal fare...and hence kamran was totally justified in his statement...to me at least...

the praise was precise and to the point...

cheers!

Som said...

opulence doesn't guarantee success, it needs much more than that and Warne's triumph is all the more reassuring. It spreads hopes well beyond cricket. You are spot on, there is a message, and for all.

vmminerva said...

Well said, SP. 'Hard and fair' indeed and a lesson for Ponting, if he were to listen.

UTP said...

Warney just keeps coming back at us for not rating him as a great captain just cos he didnt get the opportunity...

He was a genius at work all through the tournament...

Naked Cricket said...

SP,
The Smith-Warne equation was surprisingly good. Captaining a captain, and a south african at that, wow! By the end of it, Smith was Warne's blue eyed boy - as were Watson, Pathan, Akmal and everybody else.

He was his team's God, and the trophy was their pilgrimage. And when Warne talks of the "journey", it was for all to see. They won the IPL many times over.
cheers!

Straight Point said...

opulence doesn't guarantee success...
very well said som!

i find it bit baffling that why its so hard to see the obvious...

Straight Point said...

yes VM if only he pause to listens...

Straight Point said...

utp, he shows he is not only a great player but great man manager as well...if only CA had the eye to see it...

Straight Point said...

NC, how he tamed the big ego of smith and then later turned him to blue eyed boy as you said is a story in itself...

the tournament was the text book of man management, and what good captaincy can do to a team...

i wont believe, from now on, the phrase 'captain is as good as team'

Joke Cricket said...

wow, well written and Yes, it is true.

wasim said...

Nothing succeeds like success!
I wonder if he had lost in the finals,all the praise would have been showered on Dhoni, and we would be tearing apart his strategies right now.

His team looked a happy unit, because they kept on winning most of the other teams their dressing room remained tense through out the tournament.One must give credit to him for keeping everybody happy.

Straight Point said...

thanks and warm welcome JC! hope you will keep dropping by... :)

Straight Point said...

Wasim bhai...its true what you said...but even if he would have lost he was winner for me...(which i said even before final)...the final was mere a mile stone...of the 'fairytale' journey he and his team went thru...

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