Test series is back! Just a day to go.. for the much awaited clash of Titans (Ind vs Eng).
India's triumph against the Aussie juggernaut in the series down-under has evoked euphoria for all the right reasons. Whilst we expect the home side to continue the momentum, it'll not be an easy ride. Get set for an even-steven affair given the teams' lineup & their recent performances.
My feel is that- we, all the aesthetes of Test cricket should view the first game with open mind- w/o much ado. Whilst we are a world class team, the side tends to cut loose in the opening encouter(s) and as much making it a habit of coming from behind... We have been out there in that ragged place feeling frazzled, frustrated or angry & hurt, and at times looked out of alignment- but all this is part of the game
In the aftermath of budget '21, appraisals, ratings, bonuses... the series will be a sigh of relief and all the sulking would fade away.
Hoping that series gets as much interesting as the attention it has garnered thus far...
Wishing you all a Happy season ahead... Best regards