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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Wanted: Eyewitnesses

Any of you guys in the UK in a position to have watched the Glamorgan-Kent game? Any takes on how Saurav did? At stumps, he is batting 61 off 73 with eight fours and a six, which seems a lot like how he bats when he is feeling his oats.
Extrapolating purely from the scorecard, Saurav had to have come in to bat at 3/79. That's an unbeaten 96-run stand for the fourth wicket -- of which his contribution is 61 at as near a run a ball as makes no difference.
Cool -- this game is worth keeping an eye on tomorrow, from the start; the earliest indication we are getting, into the sort of touch SG will be in when he gets back to national duty.

13 Comments:

  • Nope Prem, The game was not shown live on Sky instead there was live coverage of Middlesex v Surrey. But its good news that the Prince of Kolkata has got some runs. Will check for any highlight packages and let you guys know

    By Anonymous Harsha, at 14:51  

  • Not on the telly and cardiff is a good 3 hour drive from london so unless you're in the southwest ..not much of a chance of catching it. the england vs aus twenty -twenty match is the next big game on Monday. First taste of whats to come in the ashes ..and should provide extra impetus to all the mind games in the media.

    By Anonymous Rahul P, at 15:05  

  • As much as I'd love to see Saurav have a wonderful county season, one swallow does not make a summer... so let's not get carried away just yet, but hope, rather, that he continues in this kind of form through the season.

    In other news, saw Irfan bat and bowl quite well today. He looks fitter and more supple as well, and from the tenor of the on-field banter and interactions with him teammates, seems to be enjoying himself.

    By Anonymous Ashish B, at 15:45  

  • Dear Ashish,
    I don't think anyone is getting carried away here, but any true Indian cricket fan will like Ganguly to come back to form. Just like you saying a few positive words about Pathan doesn't mean you are getting carried away. Since these are 'hardly any cricket' days, fans are lapping up any and every news, even Dhoni hitting 207 in 126 balls in a local club level game in Kolkata. So rest assured, Ganguly fans are huge in numbers and they are quite level headed.

    By Anonymous Dadarocks, at 16:09  

  • Prem, can you write something on how Indian (and other Asian) players treated on the county ciruit? Is it pretty much like mercenaries and left alone (like Ganguly a couple years ago) or are they treated as part of the team and contribute to strategy etc. I know some "white" foreign players have captained their counties but none from Asia come to mind - maybe some Windies players did captain some sides.

    By Anonymous Arvind, at 16:41  

  • I didn't get a chance to watch it, but I was following it on Cricinfo since thats the only option I have. Well, he looked in supreme touch from word go. He did get bogged down in the 30s but one towering hit (I don't knwo which part of the ground) off Min Patel and he was off the blocks again. DADA IS GOD!! Hope he does well tomorrow too.

    By Anonymous dada is gos, at 16:53  

  • Looks like Aussies are off to a flyer ...
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/4586347.stm

    Hayden and Gilli are at the task from the word go !

    By Blogger Thyaga, at 18:34  

  • I think dada needs encouragement from all of us ...it is just a matter of getting some confidence back. Media is not doing any good to his moral by publishing all the negative articles . When he scored 0 is last match it was on the first page of Rediff , but today you dont see the article on good score on home page !!!How fair is that?

    By Blogger zombie, at 19:12  

  • Beta Zombie,
    If that came as a suprise to you, all I can say is that you have not been following Rediff over the years. Get used to it pal.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 19:46  

  • Wow! I think I'll keep tabs to see just how far you guys take this conspiracy theory.
    http://us.rediff.com/cricket/2005/jun/10ganguly.htm
    I put this up at around 6 pm my time here in NY -- you see, the sports section of Rediff's Mumbai office shuts down around midnight India time; at that point, Ganguly hadn't done what he did. I posted his scores on here; I then compiled it and put it up on Rediff.
    Don't let me stop you, though -- see, there was just about 50 words on Saurav, and a whole heap of stuff on Pathan. See? More grist for your mill -- if you chose to see it that way. :-)

    By Blogger Prem Panicker, at 20:41  

  • i just made a fool out of myself !!....just after publishing my message within 10 mins i saw the ganguly/pathan efforts published on the first page of rediff :)

    By Blogger zombie, at 21:42  

  • Dear Dadarocks,

    I never said I wasn't a dada fan ;-)

    By Anonymous ashish b, at 21:46  

  • Kewl!!
    Prem how many time u'll defend urself and rediff :-P

    But, anyways, swinging left and right is very much true for every newspaper and rediff being no exception...

    Whatever, Good to see ganguly spending some "quality" time on the crease...
    may the force be with him...

    By Anonymous Abhay, at 02:20  

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