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Friday, June 03, 2005

Ganguly gone

Saurav waited out a day of rain; then stood out there, watching Sussex pile up the runs; then sat in the dressing room, while the Glamorgan third wicket pair of Elliott and Hemp raced each other through the 40s, 50s and so on. He finally got a chance at bat when Elliott went with his score on 85, and after Hemp had gotten to his century -- and lasted one ball, before being bowled, 0, off the next. Not the most auspicious of beginnings, that.
Elsewhere, Bajji weighed in with a quick 15, off 12 balls, with a six to spice things up for Surrey. With a 131 run lead on the first innings over Warwickshire, Surrey blasted 310/7 declared in the second innings, off 81 overs, and now Warwickshire is out chasing 422, and currently at 18/1. Good position for Surrey to be on; against that, today is the last day and the game is currently in the final session.
At Sabina Park, meanwhile, it's a bit of a curate's egg day for Pakistan -- good in parts. Both openers duly out quick; Younis and Inzy settling in; the Windies quicks on target, but not really looking lethal just now. Against that, some asinine calling and running (and, in some cases, not runing -- Younis likes the quick single as a batsman's weapon; at the other end, Inzy is about as ponderous as the Titanic trying to avoid the glacier). On balance, though, the two batsmen have the game in their hands just now -- a couple of fluid fours, one each by Inzy and Younis, in Reon King's last over looked good.


  • I think he will come around in the coming matches.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 13:56  

  • I think Ganguly's problems are as much in the mind right now as they are in his technique. I am afraid, that without proper coaching and support, he will continue to perpetuate his mistakes, and that will only serve to destroy his mental make up more.

    I feel he has had a complete wipe out of his cricket memory. I believe County cricket is great experience, but Ganguly has plenty of that. However, I do hope that he finds his reliquary and discovers his cricketing soul.

    My best wishes for him

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 14:37  

  • Ganguly is slowly losing it now. The BCCI aka Jagmohan Dalmiya is pushing for removal of the six-match bon on Ganguly so that he can participate against SL series. Indian cricket fan's memory is too short and if India put up a good performance against SL without Ganguly then it might be curtains for Ganguly's career as aplayer leave alone as a captain. Ganguly has done a lot for the Indian team in the past but if he himself does not score any runs then it will be tough for him to be in the team in the future.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 15:04  

  • I think ganguly really needed time off from cricket. He should be spending time away from the game so he can recuperate. He needs to clear his mind and may be speak with sunny gavaskar about his technique and come back stronger.
    people have very short term memories and if he keeps failing the way he is.. he could be in line for an uncerimonious exit from the game.

    By Anonymous Mohammed Alikhan, at 16:56  

  • To see how Ganguly was dismissed -


    Day 3 Session 3

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 14:46  

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