Thursday, February 02, 2006


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The sight of Sachin Tendulkar falling to the ground after being bowled by Asif in the second innings of the Karachi test was depressing. Of course, it was not the first time that Tendulkar tried to give the impression that the ball kept low. That gave cue to the media that the ball which got the wicket of Tendulkar was a 'shooter'.

Anyone who has played a bit of cricket on the dusty turfs of India, knows what it is like to be confronted with a shooter. A shooter rarely has any upward movement; it just slithers to the wickets.
Tendulkar has not been brought up and bred on the hard and bouncy wickets of Australia.


Rishi Gajria said...

Andrew Miller - Battle Royale

"the current hoo-ha about Ganguly's right to retain his place is masking another, potentially more devastating decline - that of Sachin Tendulkar, who has been around for as long as Australia have held the upper hand over England, and whose appetite for the fight is arguably on the wane."

Rishi Gajria said...

For me, the excess baggage in the test team is Laxman. Not Ganguly or Tendulkar. Besides against England, our spinners will come into their own on helpful tracks.

The Light-House. said...

It is amazing that the player of Tendulkars class gets bowled so many times.I think he has high percentage of dissmisal as a class batsmen.I think i will agree with Rishi.
But cricket is the game of glorious uncertainity lets wait and see if Tendulkar makes his bad patch a thing of the past.