Friday, September 22, 2006

India fail again

No surprise really. I only watched part of the game, so I can't really comment too much, but there's a couple of things worth mentioning:

  1. India should push for 5-ball overs in all international cricket. I'm sure I'm not the only Indian fan who tenses up when our bowlers have to deliver that dreaded sixth delivery, and I'm certainly not alone in sighing exasperatedly when it is duly dispatched to the boundary.
  2. Sachin Tendulkar - give up! For those who have known me or read my blog for a while, you will know that one of my biggest pet peeves is SRT's ability to never hit the stumps with a shy, and yet look completely stunned when he misses, as if to say "this has never happened to me before, there must have been a seismic shift at the planetary core that impacted the earth's rotation momentarily"


Beau Peep said...

Greg Chappell has fucked up the Indian Team. The only remedy lies in what I suggested.

India will fail again and again and it won't surprise anyone.

Mohan said...

Interesting observation on that sixth ball thing. When we were developing the analysis tool for bcci (back in 2000), one of the queries John Wright wanted in the standard set was this "boundaries off final ball of the over" thing. Till then I was not aware of this phenomenon.