If it's a win , then it definitely needs to be celebrated. Kudos for Bhajji and Pathan and to Yuvi ( only for his bowling ).
But the fact cannot be ignored that team india is regularly being put on backfoot by our so called gr8 Viru and Yuvi is also not consistent in his performance. Infact only becoz of undue favours for Yuvi, a good batter in the form of Kaif is missing out matches ( even after performing well).
Would Mr.Chapell use the same yardstick for Sehwag, which he used for Ganguly.
At this point of time the biggest scanner should be used for Mr.Australian who is not sure about his yardstick but beleives only in Stick.
Lady luck played its role to bigger extent in this magnificient win for Team India.At the end of the day a great finish to this low scoring match.India truely deserved this win even before the first ball was bowled in the match.Very strong & experienced side on paper.But alas Indian batsmen let the team down and victory was possible only due to the sterling performance of our bowlers with Harbhajan reigning supreme.Congratulations to Indian team over their resurgent performance.
Yes, bowers (particularly Harbhajan) saved the day for the captain and the team. On the other hand, batsmen have posed a serious problem. Consistency is a far cry and the so called seniors are terribly unpredictable. They should be in a position to play any type of bowling. No matter how many runs they score, they should have the technique and confidence to play the deadliest of bowlers in world cricket.
It is always great to end up on the victorious side and that too after an appaling display of batting ! No one could fancy Harbhajan being the Highest Scorer as well as the Highest Wicket taker in One Match . Indians need to get their batting act together and come up in the remaining One Dayers with a better Top order performance !!
India won largely due to individual efforts of ceratin players. But More and Chapell did a mess of selections. The batting was bad . The general standard of fielding has gone down. Do not forget we lost to England shamefully in the third test. Shamefully. So the obvious question is do we really need to spend money on foreign coaches ? Chapell is not doing a good job at all.All he and More are doing well is politicking. We need to bring in Sourav to strengthen the top order. I sincerely hope the duo see sense and reason instead of displaying their individual egos.
Prem can you tell me what exactly you are trying to say below?
""""An enormous sweep at Harbhajan accomplished nothing more than pad into the hand of the close fielder; another swipe superbly fielded at short square by Gambhir the batsman was clearly fidgety, and the offie nailed him with a delivery quicker, fuller, flatter, beating the batsman with the pace and turning it just enough from off to middle to nail the England captain on the pads (117/5) """
Kudos to rediff !!! I can barely make out that England captain got out LBW.
Anyways,, This match was Harbajan's, with great support from Yuvi and close fielders. Nice to have Turbonator in good form. It was good contribution from his bat as well. He has the top score !!!