TV studios are turned into Fast Track Courts. In Bhindi Bazar style screaming and shouting, news anchors and their Kambli type guests have convicted Dhoni and now baying for his head.
Dhoni’s is definitely at fault. But team’s infighting is clearly visible. Such is pathetic performance by so called famed Indian batting line up that team has failed to touch a modest score of 250.
Top order batsmen were terrified by Pak’s clever but disciplined bowling. Pak fast bowlers were successful in getting help from pitch. Junaid could be Pakistan’s next Wasim Akram.
Sehwag has to perform or show him door. Simple! Kohli should come down from cloud nine. Yuvi couldn’t grasp the bounce and his mistake sealed India’s fate.
Most hurting aspect of this series of defeats is not simply losing the game. Rather the famous and feared aggression of Team India has vanished that was injected by Ganguly and successfully carried over Dhoni until last year.
Dhoni is still not as bad as being portrayed by many. He can still revive Team India but clearly needs help from every corner.
And Indians’ ultra obsession to see every ball go outside boundary has virtually brought up situation where blowers playing for Team India look teen street players in sharp contrast to international bowling squads.
We are in this ugly state because of accepted and settled culture of playing on DEAD pitches. Encouragement to play on DEAD pitches is proved to be a deathly blow to fast bowlers.
After Srinath, Prasad and somewhat Zaheer Khan, fast bowlers seems to be disappeared from India without slightest of blame or fault of them. Poor bowlers are forced to bowl on slow pitches where they hardly get any move or bounce.
It’s been ages I saw quality in-swinger or out-swinger from Indian blowers.
Yes, IPL is to blame. But complete infiltration of Gol Gappa look like Rajeev Shukla type people have blocked any technical and skill advancement for new comers.
Gol Gappa Shukla and his thieves in Cricket are slowly killing Indian cricket and enthusiasm of Indian cricket fans. Because of their greed and treating cricketers like machines.
Not that cricketers are blameless but BCCI’s ‘Apna Sapna Money Money’ mission is directly responsible for this mess we are in today.
Where is team? Clearly players are not playing but there egos. Multiple groups are playing in Blue Jersey.
Disappointing is not this defeat but the way team was crushed. Absence of zeal to win, which was hallmark of Team India until last year world cup, is easily seen.