There was this day which the whole nation was waiting ,and that day had everything to upset anybody . It was a Monday, Not a Christmas and last week of the old year and yet everybody were looking forward for that day , and for one sole reason It’s Test Cricket between India and Australia in Australia . Everybody in India were ready to overcome the early-morning alarm in-spite of the fierce winter .The Indian Team after getting it’s tail between it’s legs in England and toying with the Windies at Home ,had a huge responsibility of proving it’s metal and no better time than this…… after-all Aussies were having opening problems and further more… coming back from a home defeat to New-Zealand . The Stage was set and both the teams dressed up to the occasion, and in the end one team came out with all the riches exposing the other team their nakedness.Yes! indeed India was exposed in all it’s departments like the pot-holes in the streets of India after a torrid rain.
The match started with all the hopes high with both the sides evenly balanced both on paper and present form . The match was having a rivetting battles and for most of the match no side was clearly running away with their dominance in any of the sessions. What made the difference between the two teams was that Austraila held on to their dominance in the last day .
visualize this – A child orders a Big Dosa out of curiosity and digs into it with an eager to finish it fastly and suddenly feels full and doesn’t know what to do with the remaining, starts playing with the left-overs only to face the wrath of the father who pays the bill.
This has been the case with the Indian Bowlers for decades and decades now , When u have all the plans and also make it work against the top-order how come you are out smarted by the tail-enders ? (this probalby is the longest unanswered question in Indian Cricket History) . Allowing Pattinson and Hilfenhaus to bat for that long and allow them to score! Who to Blame???
– Dhoni’s Captaincy?
People say – No..No… He won you the World Cup
I Ask – Then Ask him to wipe clean the tail enders .That is not as tough as winning the world cup!
– Poor Batting?
People Say – That was Just this Time… only that Kohli isn’t good. Rohit wuld have been better
I Ask – With all that experience up the order You want to put all that blame on the New guy and you want Rohit In
I just don’t even want to put forward the Inexperienced bowling point and put my opinion on it. The craziest thing i heard is that Melbourne is not the best of the grounds for India and that as one unacceptable reason for the defeat . In the International level with all the facilities at your disposal is it that hard to work on the thing which you very well know you are bad in.
Like any other Indian Fan I too feel like saying “Hey! You Aussies We will Thump You At Sydney” but with an awkwardness of the doubt – “can we do that?”