sree kp...

shared by straight point on Friday, August 17, 2012

while everybody is taking sides either with kp or ecb... one thing with which everyone seems to agree is that the kp-gate could have been managed better...behind closed doors...sans selective leaks...

since kp-gate is flooded with inane articles...for...against...i don't want to waste much time in adding my two cents...

having said that...however...i particularly liked shane warne's views that a parent body and captain should be capable enough to manage different personalities...characters...

that its not important to be liked by team mates...as every player in the team is there to do a job...and its the job of management to work around players to achieve team goals...

this is where strauss and ecb have failed in my view...

we too have a case here that desperately need attention and i genuinely feel dhoni in general and bcci in particular have failed in managing a career...

sree santh's...

he is a character...he can be a drama queen...he can be all this and that...

but he can bowl...

when he bowls...the upright seam and swing is a delight...not only to fans but purists alike...

he might pump fists returning back to his mark...he might appeal a bit long laced with drama...he might stare a batsmen on his follow through...but he is not the first bowler to do that...he will not be the last bowler to do that...

he can go overboard at times...but one thing which is clear and indisputable...he wants wickets with every ball he bowls...he is an attacking bowler with a heart...

he is what we see...but we don't necessarily see what he is...

if only he is not judged by his every expression...every flux of his muscle...every delivery he bowls...his every move on and off field...

if only we don't follow him like he is a terrorist that can explode a bomb any minute...we might still able to save a career...

a bowler who can bowl...a bowler that team india needs so desperately...but don't want to admit...

i hope and wish that when he makes a comeback...he would be given due space but more importantly the management will do away with the glasses tinted with skepticism whenever he is around...

ps: thanks balajhi of @nbalajhi to rekindle that old flame on twitter...

5 comments:

Balajhi Narayanasami said...

Well it's nice to see you back here SP. Good one comparing two different careers at two different points. Both have their own making but accentuated by the attitude of respective team managements and boards.

Completely agree with you on KP. May they did not want to manage him for team's good. Quite a many egos could be involved in addition to the over inflated ego of KP.

Sree's career is an agony for his fans. So much of promise / talent yet so little has been gleaned out of it so far. It's team's loss as much as it is Sreesanth's loss. But then as you put it, he is needed but no one will probably admit it. May be Dhoni hasn't forgiven him for Sree's celerbrations few seasons back in IPL after being dismissed (clean bowled I guess). BCCI is very much complicit in not managing Sree's career.

Fast bowlers are a rare breed in India. Even the ones who come out don't last longer before turning into medium pace. The reason why BCCI should take care fast bowlers and have a comprehensive injury and career management program for them. In fact I wrote on similar lines in TCWJ under 'India's quick problem'. Thing is we will be writing the same lines even after a decade as I have no hope that BCCI will ever change for the better.

straight point said...

thanks bala..

yeah i remember that wonderful post... :)

this is exactly the reason i put off from blogging as i felt i am repeating same things...i have been saying this about sree for quite a long time at different platforms...

lets see if something changes...as to succeed in tests we do need to take 20 wickets which i dont think happening unless tailor made pitches are made...

Anonymous said...

Well, whatever the matter was, it could have been managed well and in a planned way.That dispute in Kevin Pieterson and Andrew Strauss has certainly proved a great loss for England as Andrew Strauss has retired and the English team is certainly going to miss him.Nevertheless let's hope that as Kevin Pieterson is back so he makes some runs for his team.

live score said...

Well, whatever the matter was, it could have been managed well and in a planned way.That dispute in Kevin Pieterson and Andrew Strauss has certainly proved a great loss for England as Andrew Strauss has retired and the English team is certainly going to miss him.Nevertheless let's hope that as Kevin Pieterson is back so he makes some runs for his team.As he is a good batsman of spin bowling so I expect that he will score in the series aginst India.

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