July 2006


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Another glass paininting by my sis!

They say what begins well, ends well! Well, in case of the Indian team, this has been the case! They won, the opening one dayer in the West Indies, lost the remaining 4. Then they drew the first three tests and finally won the last one! So the two end points  meet to make the complete circle!

This is a new generation Indian team! The team looses a few and wins some, but comes out stronger from each showing. Loosing the one day series actually brought out the best in the Indian Cricket. It finally brought Md Kaif and Sehwag out of the rut. Sreeshanth and M Patel aged a minimum of two years in these two months! A great bowler like Pathan actually warms the bench, and his absense is not felt even a wee bit! Harbajan sits out two tests, and the likes of Sehwag take over the spinner’s mantle!

And all this is held together by the man who is at the helm of it all – Rahul Dravid! This man makes one wonder, why he was not the captain before Ganguly! Both entered the Indian Cricketing era at the same time, and both came in with a bang! He had prooven earlier when he was keeping for India in the ODIs , that additional responsibility brings out the best in him. The added responsiblities of a captain, a responsiblity that got the likes of Tendulkar down, actually boosted his performance!

Ok now to the match in question. The final test. The complete game(all three days of it) could be summarized in one word – Dravid! Quoting an Article on cricinfo,

“The difference between a boy and a man is the price of his toys. In this case it was wickets”

How true! In reality, this match was very unfairly tilted toward one team (one person in particular) This was a match played by 21 boys and one man! This one man stood tall while boys fell at either end. In the end he scored a fifth of the total runs scored in the game!

*Running short of time.. post to be continued*

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