Monday, September 12, 2005

Dropping the Ashes

The legend is when Herchelle Gibbs droped the catch of Steve Waugh he was told by Waugh that he "dropped the worldcup". It seems that Shane Warne has just dropped the Ashes cup when he failed to cling in to a simple catch by Kevin Pietersen. Peitersen went to score a big hundred & blasted every bowler to all parts of the ground. Although Warne did his best to rectify his mistake by bowling magnificeintly, it was not to be.

Englishmen have finally got their hands on the Ashes cup after 16 years and 29 days. Australian team was below par for the whole series & most of the players are entering their twilight of cricketing career. Warne, Mcgrath, Heyden, Gillespie & even Ponting. They are facing what West Indies team faced when the likes of Viv Richards, Greenidge, Heynes, Marshal retired. They have to rebuild the team & they should do it soon. They have a very talented youngsters like Clarke, Lee, Tait to build upon. It's just a matter of when & how to do it.

And while in the subject of Cricket, Sri Lanka is facing Bangladesh in a 2 test series & Bangladesh is performing their usual act of collapsing spectacularly. They were doing well before the lunch, but after that Rangana Herath & Muralitharan ran through their middle & lower order. Match is on the way to be finished within 3-4 days & actually this is becoming very boring & tedious. It is not good for Cricket as a game aspiring for global recognition to have this kind of lopsided natches. But be assured that ICC will not be doing anything meanfull to rectify these issues.


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September 12, 2005 9:04 PM  
Blogger Joker said...

i dont know who i hate more the pommies or the aussies. *GRIN*
anyhows the aussies lost!YAY!!!!

September 13, 2005 8:28 PM  

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