This Chai is too Irani for me...

shared by straight point on Monday, September 08, 2008


its crystal by now that selectors will not pick 'rest' but 'india' as rest of india squad for the irani trophy...

virtually everybody seems happy that all of our stars will be playing a domestic tournament after a while...its best preparation for the upcoming oz series...

we will see them rubbing the shoulders with some wanna bees...etc etc...

i cant see this happening and that's why the title of the post...

this chai is going too irani...for me...

let me explain...

every nation arranges domestic games under different names but with sole purpose of streamlining the feed system to the national team...we get to see the metal of players who eye these tournaments with the purpose of staking their claims...

irani tropy...correct me if i am wrong...is held for this very purpose of seeing top domestic players competing with each other and there by presenting selectors opportunity to see and gauge the potential...

thats why we get to see the winner of ranji tropy playing rest of india...in the name of irani trophy...

rest of india is key word here...

are we really seeing rest of india...competing with winner of ranji trophy champion here...

what new facts/things we are gonna unearth by stuffing RoI with national players that we don't know already?

what about those deserving players who performed good enough for entire season and were looking forward to this opportunity...but have to sit out now....for no fault of theirs...?

its like defeating the very purpose you organize a tournament...

i can understand about players getting hit out there who were injured (like sachin) but playing virtually your national team in disguise of RoI is taking things too far...


you know what you have to do...am waiting...



Update:
Rest of India squad: Anil Kumble (capt), Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Wasim Jaffer, Mohammad Kaif, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Parthiv Patel, RP Singh, Ashok Dinda, Harbhajan Singh


* title inspiration from john of island express

22 comments:

Ottayan said...

Pan,

Have they announced the ROI of India team?

I had expressed my doubts over at Buzz's blog. He too was saying that the ROI team will be loaded with the fab-four,AK and MSD.

If so then it is ridiculous.

Straight Point said...

OTT although they have not announced but going by things, it will be mere formality...

Naked Cricket said...

SP - it's basically a net for the test team. and a blockade of any new prospects.

like to see them go down to delhi. some good amusement if nothing else.

Ottayan said...

NC,

I accuse you of having parochial interests at heart. Your desire to see ROI lose is purely driven by wanting to see Delhi win and not as you say for amusement.:)

Straight Point said...

may be they did not wanted any new headache...

media is screaming ganguly out of RoI...

was he part of RoI in first place? funny isn't it...

Straight Point said...

nope OTT we are very 'impartial' delhiiets... ;-))

Naked Cricket said...

ott - i'm gonna laugh that off and not press charges. How could you?

sp - precisely.

sehwag's captaincy - wonder what he'll do now. but i see ROI having a blast. They've all woken up at the same time.

Straight Point said...

wont be that easy gaurav...we all have seen if delhi daredevils don't give the start what happens to 'rest of india'...

and fit ishant along with our mishraji can ask some serious questions...

A Bisht said...

And then they complain talent-shortage !

Straight Point said...

this is the irony AB!!

Homer said...

oh boo SP.. it has been Mumbai that has been propping up India for all these years.. Delhi has done it for two months- so lets not get ahead of ourselves..

And for all the posturing, Mumbai has been playing Ranji's over the years without its main stars - we shall see how Delhi progress when placed in the same situation!!

Cheers,

Buzzz said...

pretty Simpl e : the Irani trophy is acting as a warm up before Auzzie series since there is no international kirekket before 9th oct for india.

so the test squad is upp there in irani tirophy....

Buzzz said...

Homer, Mumbai now isnt the same powerhouse of indian cricket as before.

barring Tendulkar there is nobody who can lift the flag high for MCA who can say i m good to play for India.

Rohit Sharma seems to be distracted by the fame and gold of the IPL and jaffer is a past by sell date....

And now Delhi rocks!!!

Homer said...

Mumbai Rox SP.. Delhi Sux!!!

Homer said...

And Irani chai.. a great Mumbai tradition!!!

Cheers :)

scorpicity said...

Looks like ganguly is being given the boot again... the same old fall guy... ho hum.

Straight Point said...

every good things comes to an end...mumbai is experiencing just that...

after sachin only flag bearer remains is rohit and he too seems unsure of himself...

we will let mumbai keep rocking on this...coz delhi hai dilwaalon ki...

cheers!!

Straight Point said...

pretty simple buzzz...how i missed it...isnt it...?

Straight Point said...

buzzz are you from delhi?

Ottayan said...

Pan,

buzzz are you from delhi? - stop trying to build up numerical strength. :)

Straight Point said...

one day we will over pawar...err power all... whohaa haha

Straight Point said...

scorpy...one thing is sure he gonna get bundle of looser sympathy...which is pity...this is not the way one would like to remember him...

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