The fun starts at Kotla

Mr. “Roll the ball my brother” is on news again, beloved EX- Indian cricket team coach, who is notorious for showing middle and other fingers to spectators says that he knew it well before hand that India will lose in the early stages of the world cup. Duh! I wish he had told this useful message before the incident. Here is a guy who managed to gobble costly golf games and other richness provided by BCCI and went on to enjoy them all to its maximum but failed in his job, as soon as the media questioned him for his impotent coaching abilities and teams performance, he quits his job and now goes on trashing about his former employer, but it did not stop there, He also blamed Indian spectators as “Racial” and it seems he was victim of it, what a load of crap? An Australian branding an Indian - Racial;

Here is one more incident about Australian “double tongue”, I hope everyone remembers Ricky Pointing’s free advice to Murli Karthik during the final one day game which India won. Murli Karthik was a beneficiary of a bad decision by the umpire, he was ruled "not out" during a crucial juncture of the game that did help to win the game. Later during press conference MK was magnanimous to confess that he was out. Ponting at once pounced on it and threw in a truck load of advice about sportsmanship and other crap, wished that Murli had walked out. In the recently concluded one sided test match against SL, Sangakkara was denied his third double-century when he tried to hook Stuart Clark and the ball flew off his shoulder to Ricky Ponting at slip. Rudi Koertzen agreed with the Australians that there was some bat involved but Sangakkara, and the replays knew that was not the case. Ricky Ponting could have recalled him. It is already a dead one sided match, what happened to the so called “sportsmanship” crap that he expected from Murli Karthik? I suppose the advices are only to others. I hope Cricket Australia gifts Ponting a mirror for Xmas.

Sri Lankans were flattened by Australian bull dozers, by this I wish Mahila’s yaps are now under control. At times his lectures too much and shows nothing in action. Any Trash Talking has to be supported by good performance, if not - Silence is golden. This applies to Srisanth too. He managed to get 3 wickets in the final one day, but his initial spell was pathetic. He is injured and will be sitting out for the test.

India is all set to take on Pakistan, 1st TEST - The fun starts at Kotla in about 48hours.

1. Yuvraj Singh, top scored with 279 runs, (+3 wickets), a class act, but has NO room in the test side.
2. Harbajan Singh, concluded one day series - (O:40 R:178 W:4 Best:2/65 Avg:44.50 ER: 4.45) , The above performance looks mediocre when compared to his previous appearance for India. West Indies series [2005-2006] where he played 2 tests – his stats - 0:71.3, R: 264 W: 11; 5/13 Avg: 24.00 - 5 WICKETS twice. But he was promptly dropped for [next] series against England

A point to note here:During the same West Indies test series, Anil Kumble played all the four test matches and was asked to bowl (around) three times than Harbajan [thanks to the captain Dravid]. Kumble managed to pick twice the number of wickets than Harbajan giving a gowdown full of runs.

Indian team selection process - a Conundrum

and Finally,
(I did not quote his name even once today, just to keep up to my tradition I made sure I quoted him at least once)

Have a great thanks giving weekend.

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