Gambhir made 32 (52 balls, 3x4) Yuvraj 23 off 40 balls (3x4) so pressure was there.So karthik speeds up the run chase and has done it.He don't want to give his wicket as well as to finish the game quickly.
Guys, the truth is DK felt bad after scoring the last boundary which is nice of him, but that also shows that he is not in control of his shorts. The point to look here is only 2 runs to score to win and knowing some one is on 96 and we have more than 9 overs to score that he should have just defended the last 3 balls. I am sure anyone would have disappointed but not Sachin, it was karthik's turn to show the appreciation of the master to let him score the 100 but he did not. Sometimes you have to play for each other that's also sign of a team player. Sachin remind their with a smile but guys try to feel in his shooes, it doesn't matter how many 100s you score still raising the bat after scoring well deserved 100 infront of a die hard fans is still anyone's dream, and Karthik denied that somewhat to Sachin Tendulkar. The game is over but it is still a disppointment to most of us who love sachin and we started loving cricket because of him. I am not and indian but a die hard fan of Sachin Tendulkar.
Re: It is still a disappointment to the world
by Ranjith Vaz on Dec 22, 2009 09:38 PM
In Cricket,Anything can happen.If you have control over the bat,you can score 100 or more in all the matches you played.Even batsmen scored good runs in the match got out through a simple catch.If sachin got out at 99,what will you do?Will u blame the bowler for taking sachin wicket?
TO ALL INDIAN BATSMEN,GIVE MOST OF THE STRIKE TO SACHIN TO GET ALL THE RECORDS.U PLAY ONE BALL IN AN INNINGS AND GIVE FIVE BALLS TO SACHIN.U DON'T SCORE 50 OR 100 AND 4'S AND 6'S.SACHIN IS THE ONLY PERSON TO DO THAT.THIS IS THE REPLY TO ALL WHO BLAMED KARTHIK FOR HIS GOOD INNINGS.
KARTHIK DON'T WANT TO WASTE TIME.HE IS NOT A REGULAR PLAYER IN THE INDIAN TEAM.WHENEVER HE IS GETTING AN OPPURTUNITY,HE HAS TO PROVE HE IS WORTHY.EVERYONE WANTS KARTHIK TO PLAY LIKE A TEST MATCH.IF SACHIN WANTS A CENTURY,HE SHOULD HAVE ACCELERATED HIS STRIKE RATE BEFORE ITSELF.DON'T BLAME KARTHIK.IF TENDULKAR GOT OUT BEFORE 100 MEANS??? WHAT YOU WILL DO? IS TENDULKAR IS PLAYING FOR HIS RECORDS OR FOR TEAM?
It was a timely win by by a united team efforts.It was a good batting efforts from Sehwag,Sachin etc.however Bowling and Fielding are still areas of concern. It seems Jadeja is moving towards becoming a specialist spinner although more than spin he relied on good line and length wicket to wicket accurate bowling, a la Kumble style. Sehwag's attacking field setting also contributed to his success. Wonder what would have happenned to the SL innings if Jadeja had been brought on around the 15th over ? Of course he has to go a long way but he has encashed on the opportunities well and given this quality he certainly has bright future. Bhajji also bowled well but poor fellow had to play seconfd fiddle to Jadeja. SL on the other hand made few mistakes and missed few important players like Angelo Mathews, Murali, Jayasurya etc. Unless India plays very badly in the remaining matches(remember the recent losing to the 3rd rate Aussie team series?)India should wrap up the series comfortably.