Wondering which idea I am talking about? Nopes I am not talking about Idea Cellular.
I am talking about the Idea Cup which we won in Sri Lanka. Although the result of the last match was some thing the Indians would like to forget, we won the cup with 3-2.
One could very well say that we dearly missed our captain Dhoni in test wickets. He is the best bet behind the wickets in India and every one knows his exploits with the bat. He can change the course the match single handedly as his come back in the ODI exactly showcased that.Raina again displayed super show as he latched on his aggressive mode.
The victorious captain of our under 19 team- Virat Kohli got a chance to bag the Indian cap in this series as he made his ODI debut in the first match. He even scored a half century. Chances like these should not be missed is what he should have known exactly by now.
Moving on to the bowling department, my eyes started glittering as soon as I saw his favorite & special delivery that especially jabs back into the left hander from out side off stump .Yes I am very much talking about ‘ZAK’. He showed signs of come back and he has proved his potentials as a senior pro while it comes to bowling. He was very well supported by Pravin Kumar and Munaf Patel. Patel for one looks like he has lost the sting as his very look gives a feeling that he is not up to mark. But with his immaculate line and length, he again proved that he has it in him and can be banked up on. Pravin kumar is that kind of bowler who does not have much of the pace, but he bowls in the right area and swings it well which makes him a good bowler. As they say Singh is King, our Sardar from Jullandar Bhajji is really a king as he was in good knick and turned the ball miles fetching some wickets against his name. He has become a peace maker now a days as who better than him would know about controversies that has revolved around him courtesy hot temper. One could see him in the fourth match while Dhoni was giving a peace of his mind to Yuvi, immediately Bhajji stepped in and was trying to make the situation lighter.
We missed the fifth bowler badly which means the part timers had to swing their arms.
When I say part timer, Yuvi is the one who was bowling, who is slightly better than the part timers as even he picked some wickets in the series.
Point to note is that our tagged All Rounder Irfan Pathan has forgotten to fire with the ball which he is supposed to do. He is not able to deliver with the ball and hence he is struggling to find the place in the eleven, which some years ago were a cemented place for him as he was considered as a lethal bowler.
Considering the fact that the match were played in Sri Lanka in this season, its always a point to wonder as it rains in that part of the world yet they scheduled the series at such time. This affects the course of the match. The fourth match was affected and was played on the reserve day which India won comfortably. Even the last match was delayed and interrupted. This ends up into the Rain Marred Matches
All said and done, the Idea Cup is already ours!!
Friday, August 8, 2008
What bigger pride than donning India’s Cap?
Captaining the side is even a bigger honor. What more is in the store? His satiety level is more. Coming from a small home town and reaching this height is really a commendable thing. The best thing that would have happened to the deserving sports person is what has happened. Yes he has been conferred India’s one of the biggest award in sports category. The Khel Ratna Award.
Born on July 7th 1981, in a Small town Ranchi seldom would have thought that he will make a big name for himself. It was against Bangladesh on 23 December 2004 that Mahendra Singh Dhoni made his debut in the ODI. It would have been the most forgetful match as he didn’t trouble the scorers as he got run out on a duck. Since then with his hard hitting prowess, he has become the back bone of Indian cricket team. One can really say that he is continuing the good work carried out by dada to build up a strong team. He is a man who would speak straight from his heart. One can clearly remember the IPL finals where Chennai Super Kings lost, he did not pin point anyone and he said we lost as a team.
Wining T20 world cup for India was the major event. He is a very cool and calm customer. Making him the captain of the side was the wise decision as he is the most deserving person. He is never short of words and also has the ability to handle the so called media very cleverly.
Be it his hair style or his batting style Mahi has always earned accolades. Even Pakistan’s President Gen. Musharraf also praised him for his hairstyle
Back in school, he was a goal keeper of his football team. The transformation from a goal keeper to wicket keeper has not been as difficult as has steel grit. Right through out his career he has played some wonderful cricket and he is the best bet behind the wickets.
Like Adam Gilchrist,Mahi has shown a new dimension to Indian cricket.
And can you imagine what he needs after all to be strong and powerful?
Yes all he needs is the Lactose Power!!!
Posted by Paresh at 10:34 PM
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