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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

What on earth...?

Kaif... the surest runner between wickets... has now managed to run two guys out by the single expedient of not yelling No.
But how on earth do you explain this? At 40 overs, 209/4 Lanka, 209/4 India. And suddenly, India 223/7. 14 runs, three wickets... seemingly, a sudden onset of mass lunacy.

13 Comments:

  • the result of pressure....
    makes me think now...in hindsight...wud the extra batsman helped?

    By Blogger Jammy, at 11:59  

  • we lost all our games to lanka last year, ditto this year too :)
    same start to the season as last year.
    don't see things changing at all
    :)

    By Blogger Ridham, at 11:59  

  • the extra bowler didnt help us this game.. the lankans hit more than previous matches...

    By Blogger Balaji, at 12:00  

  • This is no mass lunacy. Pressure of chasing a big total. Remember those are humans out there and barring kaif all bowlers. You cannot expect them to do the job of a batsman. Simple as that. Play six batsman + good batting WK and you have a chance, otherwise not.

    By Blogger Anurag, at 12:00  

  • No, it would have helped if a couple of the guys out there didnt leave their brains in the dressing room.
    Final verdict: Zaheer Khan and Kumble take the Indians to victory with magnicient strokeplay :-)

    By Blogger Toney, at 12:00  

  • sometimes the way the Indians bat and put pressure on themselves can irritate you to no end.
    How on the earth can a smooth chase (for most part of the innings) become such a mess ?
    I am pissed off big time !!!

    By Blogger The Suds, at 12:01  

  • SL is as many indian wickets away from the championship as number of hairs left on GC's head ...

    By Blogger Anis, at 12:03  

  • mass hysteria .. no other explanation

    By Blogger Karthik, at 12:04  

  • Indians did not bat and put pressure on themselves...they batted ok..and then did some bad strategising...basically dont have the right team to take on...theres noone who can dig in and then hit out also later on...someone like malik, hussey, arnold etc

    By Blogger worma, at 12:05  

  • forget my comments earlier .. no way we are going to win this one ..

    really pathetic ..

    By Blogger Shams, at 12:05  

  • No wonder we are # 7 in the world...or is it # 8?

    By Blogger Jammy, at 12:05  

  • Useless innings from Kaif. Thoughtless batting by Dravid and Yuvraj, not thinking ahead about Murali factor.

    By Blogger murlichucks, at 12:06  

  • I know why we are losing.
    After out victory against the WI, dravid in the presentation ceremony said that "may the best team win in the finals". That was the problem.
    Jokes apart, we deserve to lose this match.

    By Blogger The Suds, at 12:07  

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