July 26, 2010
Seriously, I’m so sleepy from watching this I can’t even last a full session. In fact I can barely manage a couple of minutes. Though we need to cut some slack for our folks on a boring pitch, there wasn’t really much to watch (for an India supporter). I wasn’t in the mood to watch Paranavithana and Sangakkara milk the Indian attack.
All snoring apart, I have a feeling this test might be headed for a draw.
July 12, 2010
Will be back in time for the second Test against SL.
Dravid, Sehwag, please save your magnum opuses for after the First Test.
July 10, 2010
Am I the only one to be surprized by Mendis’s exclusion? He and Murali bowling from either ends gave the famed Tendulkar-Ganguly-Dravid-Laxman laden Indian lineup a run for their money in 2008. It would have been worth it to see how they rack up this time. One wonders if there was some under-the-table BCCI wrestling. One sure hopes not.
Why is Murali retiring after just one Test? Why not play the remaining two of the series?
If there’s one mystery, it’s that the umpire referral system is not be used in the India-SL series. No surprizes there?
July 7, 2010
As cliched as it might sound and as much as we might want to deny it, most of us cricket lovers will admit that that the suspicion of fixing occasionally creeps up on us. Paul Condon, head of the Anti Corruption unit of ICC talks rather realistically about the threats. I found it refreshing that he accepts while it’s possible to deter fixing, it might be impossible to eradicate it completely. I found it equally surprizing to find that cricket is one of most fixed (and bet on) of all sport, including horse racing!
With Condon passing on the reigns, and other changes in ICC, one can only hope that whatever sanity that is left remains.