Wednesday, April 13, 2005


That is what BCCI need to do with our Indian Cricket team to get the consistent performance from them. These players play in the same manner as government employees work. And they do because they know their job is secure. Win or lose is the part of the game but the problem with Indian team is the way they lose.

If you compare these two teams (Pak & India), Indian team have more heavy-weight players than pak. Our players must know that we win a team game only when we play for the team not for self. In the 3rd ODI the way sachin, ganguly, yuvraj got out was horrible and that's not the first time they out like that, why they don't learn from mistake.

I believe media, our sentiments, sponsors also responsible for their performance. Because in one match they play 'tabartor' (means they really play) and then for next couple of days becomes "headlines" everywhere. If we see the record book the only consistent player in Indian team is Dravid (touchwood) and this guy was never a media favorite.

BCCI should learn from Australian cricket board, they laid-off Waugh even after making a record tests win in a row for australian team. If this would be BCCI then this guy (waugh) remain as captain until he can stand on his feet. BCCI seems more interested in making money than giving a champion team.

In my views, if someone doesn't perform in 4-5 matches in a row we should have his replacement. I feel our players are not enough strong mentally. First in test match they lost after leading and now it looks like same thing could be happened in ODI (until 4 ODIs it's already happened). If a team can not defend 300+ target then that team must be aware that there is something really wrong. And it seems India is in the way to make this their habbit (as they lost earlier too while defending 300+).

Even after writing all this I am again going to watch next 2 matches....WHY? What can I do, "Dil hai ki manta nahi"

(I was planning to write this post once all ODIs played but after reading Prasad's post couldn't control myself)


Sangeeta said...

I 'boys' only lack the killer instinct

Im cured of cricket..forever..(the match-fixing thing did the trick)
this from a gurl who used to carry her pocket transistor faithfully to school to listen in to the scores :(

Tarun said...

yes musical that's true.....:) I don't think I am going to cure so khelte-khelte jute gees gaye isliye match-fixing ka asar nahi hota....

Nupur said...

I sort of left cricket the day I sat on the plane to Oz. They are crazy abt their cricket here as well, but not as much as their footy. And the only time I'm reminded of cricket is when its India Vs Aus or India Vs Pak. And I continue to walk by oblivious of whats going on....
I guess my choice wasn't bad after all.

*But I know, I will watch it with full enthu if I knew that our boys were trully trying hard and playing their best!*