Duh!...We lost again.

All right, after a fortnight of cricket, To put it politely here we are for one more time as runners up. Gangully & Co walked out with a sad face after a customary speech in the awards ceremony. The team India is going to move on, crazy fans like me and Arun will crib about if for next two days in our respective Blogs. Duh!.

Why is Kaif still playing? Why Hemang Badani was never considered instead? And many more unanswered questions.

Why are we still having a soft corner for Dravid’s wicket keeping? How long this freight train load of BS is going to go on? Assume in our work environment, we are being assigned a new responsibility apart from the regular portfolio. We have 2 choices to make here, choose it, just go forward with the new responsibility or simply leave it if you feel the learning curve is too steep and taxing. What Dravid is doing is now hampering the Indian team totally. If he had accepted the responsibility to keep wickets, it is high time for him to honor it. His learning curve is around 50+ matches already, there is no way he can hide himself under the cover called learning curve. Yesterday he missed a vital run out. Any 1st division league wicket keeper would have got the run out. Dravid has to walk out of keeping if he finds it uncomfortable, period.

When it comes to argument of wicket keeping + a batsmen, come on, there is a talent from Chennai, Dinesh Karthik he is a promising wicketkeeper batsmen playing for the Tamil Nadu, he has about two centuries at an average of 41.13, in his 11-match Ranji career for Tamil Nadu, besides his performance and leadership [u19 vice captain] skills earned a place into the Indian ‘A’ team.

Parthiv Patel with a very poor or no domestic record, is very lucky to be in the squad on any grounds. First and fore most, he should be asked to play local matches before coming on the big league. Wicket keeping is not a joke, but this is how the Indian teams Think Tanks treat it today. Matches are won and lost because of the wicket-keepers; it is an on going 100% dedicated job. We cannot compromise it anymore. I hope "Team India" gets this loud and clear. Ironically main member of the selection committee for BCCI is an EX-Wicket keeper. Jimmy Amarnath's statement comes to my mind. [A Bunch of jokers]

At least for the next series I wish Dravid talks about it out openly and if he feels he needs to step down from wicket keeping, he should just do it. Get this guy Dinesh into the team. May be train Irfan Pathan to bat, when Ajit Agarkar is called as an all rounder, Duh! I am sure Pathan is also a talented all rounder in making.

During the awards ceremony the “straight drive” TV show hosts Sanjay Manjrekar and Ramezze raja were busy tuning their comments. For past few weeks, I was able to see how biased and sarcastic Sanjay’s comments were. He tried making sarcastic comments on other commentating group for ESPN, [Ravi Sastri , Harsha boggle and few more top cricketers]. He wisely called them Pundits, and ridiculed them. A personal vendetta?, because Sanjay failed to make it to the ESPN team? Or What?...

Coming to this sleepy commentating team, the “Torture” award goes to Arjuna Ranatunga, Ex- Sri Lankan captain. , Frankly! The commentary was as boring as his batting used to be, he was simply too dragging to hear. I still remember what Ian Healy told him when he asked for a By-Runner after scoring some runs. I really don’t see the reason why ARY choose to go with this non-professional commentators in first place

Arjuna was raving about the SriLankan performance. Duh! Actually If you see there is nothing big here, India simply failed their basics, , I am sure we would have won if we had our basics right., as potrayed by commentrators, Srilanka did not trash India with their big performance.
The pitch slows down! yeh! I heard it, but it is totally irriating for a cricket fan. It is boring to decide the match based on who bats first. After all Atapatu did this and took the cup..Duh!.

After the match Sanjay M and Rameez Raja were busy providing free advise to Sachin. Their golden words to Sachin were to rethink his game plan...yada yada yad..a… I felt kind of funny, Sanjay Majeraker has scored about 1900 runs while Rameez has scored about 5500 in this form of cricket. But now they are busy drafting out a career plan for a player who has scored more than double the number of runs than their aggregate. Duh!.

Hamara Bharath Mahan, Forget it! Holland cup is on the way for $99.00 bucks.