Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Indian Cricket-Back to square one or square zero?

All that euphoria surrounding India's victory in the 20:20 World Cup has lost its sheen after India received another drubbing at the hands of Australia. With one inconsequential match to be played at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, the score reads 4-1 in favour of Australia.

Dravid does not even look like a shade of his former self. Perhaps its the curse of being India's captain, his batting has been unusually horrible and he does not have a big score for quite some matches now. Maybe after Dada's soul searching in domestic and county cricket, its the "Wall's" turn now to take rest for a while and regain form.

Bowling has been horrible, Sreesanth, Zaheer, R.P. Singh, Romesh Powar, everyone has taken a beating. Except for India's victory at Chandigarh, nothing much to write about.

India need to win the match at Mumbai to save their dignity.

This series has been in the news for all the wrong reasons the Australians abusing everyone as usual. Sreesanth and Bhajji giving it back to them, then the crowds at Nagpur calling monkey chants at Symonds. Cricket is no longer the gentleman's game, we will see how the crowds behave when India go to Australia.

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