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Monday, September 26, 2005

And finally...

Another off topic story for your reading pleasure -- the secret to Don Bradman's greatness? He was a freak.
A unique player whose freakish perfection - extraordinary hand-eye co-ordination, unorthodox technique, uncoachable skills - was developed during countless hours of backyard practice, spent hitting a golf ball against a water tank with a cricket stump.

Check out the whys and wherefores. Meanwhile, am off to work. Adios for now, guys, unless something develops in the interim, see you tomorrow in my morning.
Update: A friend called just now, asking whether I would be updating through the Indian day time, with information about the review committee. Nope. The thing is, those guys will meet around 11 or so; by the time they are done meeting with coach, captain and manager, it will be late evening; they will then put out some innocuous, say-nothing comment; meanwhile, 'inside sources' will busily plant self-serving leaks all over the place. None of this warrants lost sleep, guys; will begin updates (assuming by then there is something substantial to update) around 9.30 am NY time. Adios, for now.


  • http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/australia/content/story/220207.html

    Commenting on your earlier blogs, look what Australian selectors are doing ?

    Hohns targets World Cup challenge


    September 26, 2005

    Australia's future players are currently performing in Pakistan © Getty Images

    Trevor Hohns, Australia's chairman of selectors, is targeting to 2007 World Cup as a major milestone as they rebuild following their Ashes defeat. Hohns is in Pakistan with Australia A to spot future Australian players and said: "I suppose winning the 2007 World Cup is a challenge now."

    "Australia won the last two [World] Cups, so it would be nice to win three in a row and we consider the timing is right now for us to start juggling our side and that [is what] we will be doing," he added.

    By Blogger howzzatt, at 18:38  

  • Prem,

    How can you gone for today ..? We thought we have a minute-by-minute blog update tonight..

    By Blogger PODI, at 18:58  

  • Prem:

    Whenever you read this...

    I have read a lot of journalists and ex-players saying that Ganguly should leave captaincy and play in the middle order to regain his form.

    This means that they are accepting that he is out-of-form. My question is: Is international cricket the right forum for an out-of-form player to regain form? Isn't domestic cricket the right place to do it?

    No matter how bad our domestic cricket is, players are selected to national team based on their domestic performances. That means selectors do give weightage to domestic cricket. So, if Ganguly wants to regain form, should he not start playing a few domestic games, score runs and come back in the team on the basis of runs scored rather than points scored with you-know-who.

    Why should selectors put the team in jeopardy of loosing matches by selecting an out-of-form player when there are others waiting in the wings who are much in better form than Ganguly?

    By Blogger Ruchir Joshi, at 19:51  

  • Btw, how come there is no stay order on the review committee meeting tomorrow..

    and as well..how come no one asked it to be televised...:-)

    By Blogger Ginkgo, at 20:19  

  • Is there a webcast ? I am sure people will pay more for this meeting than all the Zimbabwe tour.

    By Blogger Shekhar Kale, at 20:29  

  • Sharad Pawar inspite of his shortcomings would be a good choice. He is an enthusiast of cricket and has a record as an efficient administrator.

    By Blogger Rishi Gajria, at 20:42  

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