so who is next for the musical chair game...?

shared by straight point on Monday, July 12, 2010

after zaheer khan's injury the latest news being that sreesanth too is returning home leaving the already reeling bowling attack bit more thin...

although it is questionable that why zaheer was selected in the first place coz he was struggling even in odi series... was not looking fully fit... but at least there our bunch-of-jokers were consistent with their 'selection policy' which is to select (unfit) players on hope that they will be fit by the time series will start... rather than proven fitness though certain yuvraj would like to disagree with me...

one would like to believe that sree's injury is bit freakish and can happen to any bowler... but closer look at the 'selection policy' makes one think differently...

it's common knowledge in cricket that bowlers... specially pace bowlers... need some overs under their belt to be back in the groove... to gain bowling rhythm... loosen up bowling muscles... they cannot be installed from one place to another like bowling machines out of cold... though even machines require bit of warming up...

if it was clear in our bunch-of-jokers minds that ishant and sreesanth will be our 'test bowlers' then why they deprived both these bowlers some good overs and exposure in england for india-a tour...?

now suddenly the onus is on 'cold' ishant to be the leader of the pace attack and i will be least surprised if he too falls out midway during the series...

the least common sense we can expects from these gents, who get paid 40 lacs per annum to play the musical chair game, was to send them on india-a tour so that they would have been in perfect shape going into the sri lanka series which has already been labeled as unfinished business...

but as they say... common sense is the most uncommon thing these days...

10 comments:

Som said...

Now Munaf is going. Apparently the selectors realised it was Munaf's b'day today and decided it was the best gift. Happy b'day Munaf...:)

straight point said...

indeed the happy bored day and appropriate gift to munaf... the very reason justifies his place in the touring party...

i must say malcolm speed has very narrow and limited sight in spotting buffoons... ;D

greyblazer said...

Any bowler needs to bowl overs to be match fit and Munaf in a test squad???

Megha said...

why Munaf? why not let one of the "net bowlers" who were flown in to SL (and who had a decent outing in England recently) replace Sree?

erm...Happy budday Munaf...

straight point said...

gb... they want this unfinished business to remain that way... :)

straight point said...

megha... the only problem with your suggestion is that it makes sense... :)

A Bisht said...

I think rather than the player, it's the selectors who are to blame, as they select an unfit player, and assure him and themselves, that "All will be well" by the time he will board the plane.

straight point said...

yes anil... they are keen to make sequel of '3 idiots' and the title of their movie will be...

your guess is as good as mine... ;D

Samir Chopra said...

We can make all the money we want as a cricketing nation, but till we get our bowling issues sorted out, we'll always remain middle-class.

straight point said...

completely agree with you on this samir... we are like a rich body with middle class mentality...

forgetting that if we dish out mediocrity at this alarming level the fan thru which they are earning so much money will walk off...

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