Rain gods! Show your might – Ind in SL 2008

The situation on Day 3 of the final Test at Colombo is dire indeed and the crow pepper fry that Scorpy promised to eat a very far cry. At 161-5 and leading only by 14 runs, the script is almost already written.

The very fine ray of hope lies in this and this. Allow me to magnify the hope. As for rain, the weather men have got it wrong as far as the past 3 days have gone, but it’s not without reason that we say that weather is unpredictable. With all the bad luck that India have been having with the referrals and injuries, the partisan in me thinks we deserve a shot of luck. Rain gods, show your might! As far as an 2001 Eden Gardens encore is concerned, while I don’t expect a double from Laxman who has been foxed by Mendis 5 out of 5 times this series or Dravid to make a 180, the hope lies in the fact that Dravid has seemed very positive this innings, from the very first over. Yes, there have been some circumspect moments, but the clouds seem to be lifting to reveal our good-old Dravid. Laxman doesn’t look very sure but there are no devils in the pitch.

For the folk who think much of the youngsters – Parthiv lasted two balls. Take that! Sehwag is by no means a youngster and Gambhir has been the best of the lot as far as playing spin is concerned. We’ve seen the Indian middle order (and that of the Delhi Daredevils) collapse after these two fall.

Join me in sending positive thoughts and invoking the Rain gods. Rain, rain come again!

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6 Responses to Rain gods! Show your might – Ind in SL 2008

  1. Soulberry says:

    First off, I must immediately dissuade you from your pessimism. That isn’t going to help you cast that magic spell just right. And the whole nation is looking up to you, now that you have been appointed the chief wizard to ses India through via this partnership.

    Second, when someone makes such daring promises such as Scorpi has, often the situation comes when he/she might be very close to keeping their word. (I’ll be around to see Scorpi in action :))

    Third, you must read this… You now have the official responsibility to see this through and we the responsibility of arranging for the celebrations.

    Fourth, Rain was never welcome when playing…much rather it came when studying..I was a firm belever of “rain rain go away…etc.”

    We will see magic tomorrow…keep the faith.

    If Lanka win, good for them, but if India…ah ha…I’m waiting to see how many Lankans will say “well played India.” They have been aggressively voiceferous on a few forums lately.

    Keep the faith!…say the mantra….this boombox sez so! πŸ™‚

  2. Ottayan says:

    VMM,

    Soulberry has charged you with a great responsibility. The whole country is looking up to you. πŸ™‚

  3. vmminerva says:

    @SB, stats can be soothing indeed. Yes, we shall all keep faith

    @Ott, I shall take it up with all my soul. πŸ™‚

  4. even god help those who help themselves first…the way we have played cricket(?) over there we deserve eveybit of thrashing we are getting there…i dont want anything to come in between to mask the pathetic display there…

  5. vmminerva says:

    @SP, I wonder if you will say the same this if this were a young Indian Test side with the like of Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj in it. πŸ˜‰

  6. […] a day and of half of holding on to the fine ray of hope, nearly living on the edge, the most logical result has shown its face. I’m sure fellow […]

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