The victory for Team India in Australia’s own home ground was sweet with a capital S and indeed a very long overdue one. Its amusing watching idiotic news channels go crazy this time of the year as they bring in all sorts of strange people to sing Chak De India in off-tune voices and hundreds of opinions as to how the new team represents a new future in Indian cricket and so on. My favourite of all these is Navjot Singh Sidhu with his unbeatable one-liners that I normally dont understand even as I find his enthusiasm so infectious that you cant help feeling invincible along with Team India.
I cant help feel sorry for Rahul Dravid’s now-fatal refusal of the team captaincy right before the T20 World Cup that suddenly thrust MS Dhoni straight into the limelight and gave birth to the rush of new cricketers in the Indian team. To say that the sport is a religion in our country is as true as saying a vain writer likes compliments on her blog posts. While the older, more experienced players may be left searching for a spot on the team, the younger ones may find it difficult to live up to the hype and maintain the victory streak is what Ajay Jadeja thinks and I agree with him to some extent.
First off, the youngsters may fall prey to the politics of the Indian way of how things happen and may be used as bench warmers in favour of experienced – read: older players. Or maybe I’m the only one wondering where RP Singh disappeared after winning the T20 World Cup for India. Secondly, Harbhajan Singh was wonderfully vindicated for all the absurd monkey business. And that he ousted both Symonds & Hayden reminds me of a proverb – revenge is a dish best served lbw or run out – take your pick.
Good luck to the young Indian team… they certainly have put the country back in the running. Hoping they wont do an India anytime soon and continue the winning streak for a long, long time to come.
Okay, so the match wasnt as exciting to watch online, or rather read the scores online (because of a dratted thing called work) as compared to watching it live but was it a sweet victory or what! Hahaha…. if only one could see pictures like these on a regular basis.
And yes, I am also happy to eat crow and take back all the words from my previous post.
Its useless… Australia is indeed the champion of champions and India can never defeat them in an ODI. I’m also irritated that the team just cant think BIG and say, No! It does not make a difference if 4 wickets are down. We, the remaining batsmen can hit hard and win the match.
India loses the cricket match… again. Australia wins no matter how arrogant they are. There is no justice in this world.
World Champions has a nice ring to it. Inaugural world champ sounds even better. So against all odds, India wins the big one!!! So who cares if the champs had to take a back seat during the presentation ceremony in Mumbai and the front seat went to all the politicians? And the poor hockey team turns a shade pale and proceeds on a hunger strike post the reported step motherly treatment?
Although I think its downright shameful of the Modi government to remain indifferent to the Pathan brothers. What the hell! For shame.
The 20-20 world cup was a fantastic run for India. Hope the winning streak continues in spite of all the contrary comments made forth by the harbinger of doom – the one and only Mr. Navjodh Singh Sidhu.
They should win over Pakistan after three confident victories over some of the best teams in the world. Though I hope to hell they dont overdose on over-confidence. What a great match the final’s going to be! Cant wait…
Shock laga, laga, laga… shock laga….LAGA!!! And yeah, the Havel switches ad (that kept popping up during the entire match) uses the same line
Also too bad if South Africa lost badly & is out of T20 World Cup. Bottomline is India won and is through to the semis! Go India go! Now all they need is to beat Australia(!) Wont be missing that match either.
As a new follower to this great game (albeit only when India wins) I have never seen six 6′s being scored in a single over in my life. The only breaking news I had heard about Yuvraj Singh on tv before was that his dad was on the look out for a suitable bride. And now I see why!
I think India had a fabulous win over England, thanks entirely to our hero of the moment – Yuvraj. Thankfully, India didnt do an ‘India’ in this match as a cynic says Looking forward to today’s match against South Africa which if India loses, then bids goodbye to the Twenty20 World Cup, just like England did yesterday.
Rooting for the men in blue…