Vir-Gati...?

shared by straight point on Friday, August 08, 2008

india, your tail starts from no.3...


form is temporary class is permanent...

they cant go on to fail for long...they are due...

how can you disregard the services they rendered relentlessly...

this is not the way to treat our heroes...

and so on...

you will or have already heard enough of this bullshit wisdom...

if this is not called denial...i would like to be enlightened...

here and now...

43 comments:

Soulberry said...

Your arguments are difficult to challenge under the circumstances.

Mendis has made little kids out of them all.

Soulberry said...

I wish could play an over from Mendis, just to understant what it is that has made such big fools of Indian bats...howevere, I must add, in this innings, it wasn't really Mendis who troubled. but Dhammika Prasad.

RS said...

sp, spot on

if the four don't call it quits soon, we may forget how good they once were. Ishant and Zaheer have outlasted the fab 4. They need to be promoted to reduce the tail :-)

Straight Point said...

i flly endorse your comment or your blog SB that if they are really willing to listen the call of inner voice we may never see same combination after this match...

bt as i said too on my blog there is something in our water...

Straight Point said...

the way they are batting its seems very good idea indeed...

Straight Point said...

the more i see ishant more i get convinced that we have found our own gillespe...

Samir Chopra said...

SP: Great minds think alike. In reference to your last comment, please see my post today!

Also, while I echo the concerns over the middle-order, my suspicion is that the selectors will let them fail at home against the Aussies before doing anything.

Straight Point said...

...and that will be the most unfortunate...

coz of recent duals between india-oz i would hate to see them laying infront of them...helplessly...

Naked Cricket said...

10k runs can't be wrong
collective tally of over 30k - after jumbo, gg had to pay lip service today.
next it'll be ishant. and then mendis: how he feels he was plain lucky. watch his ipl rates soar in return.

Straight Point said...

garav...i guess srk will be laughing all the way to the bank..

Soulberry said...

bt as i said too on my blog there is something in our water...

Plenty of worms in every water supply in India.

Soulberry said...

Gaurav, we held on to the 30K runs. Now we have seenfive innings from them...what do they look like at the crease?

We have seen a few more innings from RD over the past year and a bit....what did he ook like at the crease?

If he were comfortable and got out to a rash stroke or a really good ball...fine. But most of the fab four in this series have looked like jumpy cats who weren't reading Mendis at all...and now Dhammika Prasad. Theirs were not innings which were cut short in flow...like Sehwag's today or when he was out for 50 last match.

Straight Point said...

now the worms have started to get into the inner conscious as well...SB

Straight Point said...

thats the point SB!! they are getting out like rookies...

no further proof is required than the last innings dismissal of srt...the way he trapped srt was an embarrassingly eye opener...

Straight Point said...

oh forgive me SB as the temper refuse to lie down...

i meant the 2nd innings dismissal of srt by vaas...we discussed...

Ottayan said...

Enough of the fab four seems to be the common sentiment.

But who will replace them?

Has the Rohits et al have the capacity to score 30 K in 15 years?

Trideep said...

Ott.. its not 30K in 15 yrs.. its about scoring runs now that matters. If they are given the chance now and they score.. u never know how many they will score in future.

Trideep said...

SP,

Fab 4 have not been in good touch. I guess its not their form. its in their minds. All these discussions going on about them are taking a toll on them... Guess its time they decide whether they can take the mental pressure any longer.

A Bisht said...

After reading all the comments, it is too hard for me to say anything...why I think so?...simple...I think I'm an Enlightened one :)

A Bisht said...

faltoo ka Enlightenment :)

Naked Cricket said...

AB - just saw yr latest toon. It's a cracker!

Ottayan said...

Tri,

I was trying to be sarcastic. :)

allpaddedup.com said...

SP,

you make the best arguments, and in style.

yes, the Indian tail begins at number 3.

Straight Point said...

ott...its not about who will score 30k run in 15 years...its about scoring series per series basis...

if experience of 30k runs produces this type of effort i will take a rookie any day...atleast there will be hope of improvement...

Straight Point said...

exactly TRI they have overcooked mendis menace in their heads...so much so putting bat on ball looks like an effort...

Straight Point said...

hahaha AB...

faltoo ka Enlightenment...good one!

Straight Point said...

thanks APD

bass sangat ka asarr hai :)

Ottayan said...

Pan,

Exactly. I was being sarcastic. :)

Soulberry said...

Nobody from India in the next two decades will score 30K runs again Ott...the alignment of stars is a rare celestial event.

But, there comes a time when the celestial event is over and we must wait, rather our succeeding generations must wait for the proper alignment again a hundred, or thousand, or maybe a million years later.

The Rohit's aren't ready and that's a shame...in fact Rohits should have insisted on getting some long games under their belt in readiness for the end of the celesial even which lasted well over the decade. From a hopeful's point of view, it was clear the solar eclipse is coming to an end and the middle orderwas very soon likely to be bright and open to all.

Smart guys would have racked up humongous scores and played themselves in for long innings through the domestic and A level circuit rather than fiddling with 20s. Selectors should have identified the gang by nowand put them to work on their long games in readiness for the day and moment.

Soulberry said...

exactly TRI they have overcooked mendis menace in their heads...so much so putting bat on ball looks like an effort...

Precisely why I plan to sneak into The Kotla somehow during the practice sessions, the next timeKKRs are playing 3D in Delhi....what does he really bowl...I'd like to see with my own eyes.

Straight Point said...

some analogy SB!!

the fruits of learning to play long innings are long terms...your body...mind and strokes too start to fall in line for it...

but new breeds gets so much recognition so early that they see it as relegation to play domestic...

the very reason yuvraj is carrying his weakness of not playing spin properly despite being in international seen for so long...

and yes i too am damn interested in seeing him bowl so dont forget me when you go out there at kotla SB...

though i would love them see some footage of ishant meanwhile... ;-)

Straight Point said...

btw...did you saw samerveera's review on lbw of kumble...

that was nothing less than daylight robbery...

Soulberry said...

Like they'd say in Patois (West Indiaaan)"Billy Doctrove is a Fuggin Tief! He belongs in de kennel."

Straight Point said...

doctrove doctored...

Trideep said...

BTW.. the tail resumes at 10... atleast the first innings suggests so.

Wasim said...

If they scored 30k runs does that mean they will get a life time position in the team?

Agreed one can't judge them on the basis of one series, but don't we all know that their end has approached so why continue to live in the past why not look toward future.

What Rohit et al did in T20 WC and in Australia I think it was quite encouraging.

allpaddedup.com said...

i guess it is this talk of 30-40K runs which gets to me all the time.

yes they scored that many runs, and now their hunger has diminished.

yes they scored that many runs, because they were given a chance, no body avoided their coming into the team, potential was seen and rewarded.

give the rohits a chance!

Soulberry said...

Badris before Rohits, Ankit.

Rohit has an almost appalling Ranji/Irani record of longer games. And he isn't even a Mumbai regular in that regard!

allpaddedup.com said...

SB,

i don't disagree with you, that badri has been a more proven player than rohit.

what i meant was that rohit is taken to SL, none of the big 3 have fired, may be bench one of them, and let rohit play!

that badri should have been preferred over rohit is another matter.

scorpicity said...

The great mid-life crisis is underway... there is no enlightenment... there will be a new team for the Aussie series.

Straight Point said...

wasim...its nothing more than illusion that the drop in form in this series only...if you check their last 20 innings or so you will find that avg is way below than their overall career avg...

Straight Point said...

SB & APD

that rohit is selected ahead of badri so he should be the first of new gen to get look in...

that doesn't mean that badri is lesser player...infact i rank him higher that rohit...

these two are ready made replacements available...lets see when they don the whites...

Straight Point said...

BDQ scopry is do selectors have guts?

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