Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Pitch Tampering?

All cheers to the team which gave back the visitors in the third test all what it got in the Ahmedabad test.Kudos to the team which made full use of the pitch which was found to suit the Indian team.Hats off to the team which eventually emerged as winners of the Kanpur test after their debacle in all departments of the game in the second test.And finally congrats to the team,selection committee and last but not the least the great curator of the pitch who played an unseen role in India's historic win at Kanpur.

I've really no words to praise the cunning Indian captain and not to forget the pitch curator-Shiv Kumar who was in all praise for the pitch.Let go the spirit of the game of cricket.Damn!Who cares??Win at any cost.This was the mantra of the Aussie players early this year during the test series down under.But,if it is India who has done it even the board is in full praise for the deed.So how much is Dhoni 's earnings after saving the test and along with it the series?And how dare Dhoni says "Don't devalue the win with pitch".One has to be ashamed of such an act.

The Indian batting was found to struggle even in batting friendly conditions in the first test but for Sehwag & Dravid.And no need to speak about the second test at Ahmedabad.The Indian batting was at their best!!This was the only way for the Indians I believe to came back in the series.

If the 1996 semis at Eden Gardens and the test series between India-Pakistan were famous for crowd reactions,Sydney test for bad umpiring decisions and unnecessary appealing,the Oval test for some ball tampering-if Darrell Hair is to be believed,this test could be remembered for tailoring pitches so that the home team or the concerned team wins.

Now I would(Like Kumble after the Sydney test I would like to say that "Only one team playedwith the spirit of the game of cricket")

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