Thursday, May 15, 2008

If Not For Shane Watson

Well the scorecard at the end of the match between the Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan read "Rajasthan Royals won the match by 3 wickets".It would be nice if one could consider the effort put up by both teams out there which could tell us as to who the real winner was.Well according to my opinion I would cast my vote in the favour of neither Rajasthan Royals nor Delhi Dare Devils.But,my choice would be the man of the match "Shane Watson".

If not for this gentleman from Australia,the match would have never been juicy as it proved out to be.However there has to be one winner after the end of each and every match played out there.And every match has only a couple of match winners.But, support for the match winner on that particular day-be it a bowler (who expects support from his other end partner and the fielders),or a batsman (who seeks the support of the non striker).

But,in case of the Rajasthan Royals,it was frustrating to see that there was hardly anyone in the batting who could support Shane Watson who led a lone battle to see his team through.Three run outs in the Rajasthan Royals' team exposed the weak running and understanding between the batsmen.Only two of them including Shane Watson could get into double figures.With Shane Watson's score of 74 sidelined,the Rajasthan Royals' score would have been 85 for the loss of 6 wickets needing 74 runs from 40 balls at 11.5 runs an over.

But,for the Delhi Daredevils,there is always a Gautam Gambir who is so far been in the best of his form with the bat.I guess he is the best bargains of the Indian Premier League.So,are the Delhi Dare Devils lucky to have a match winner in Goutham Gambhir?

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