Tuesday, August 29, 2006


I am not much of a tech guy. So this blog is not meant to highlight the ways and means of installing Windows on a Mac with the help of bootcamp.

First, the Indian cricket team went through drills and exercise regimens that are commonly associated with the armed forces. There were even photographs of the Indian players attired in military fatigues and shooting targets.

The second concerns with the training camp for the Australian team to take on the English in the forthcoming Ashes. Ricky Ponting and his men undertook training that was called ‘bootcamp’. Opinions were divided on the logic of holding such training or conditioning camps. Neil Harvey, one of the few survivors of the 1948 ‘invincibles’ was highly critical of the camp. More recent ex-players were all for the need to toughen up the players in order to recapture the Ashes.

The Indians played just 4 overs and three balls in Sri Lanka after preparing themselves for a war! The Aussies are truly hell bent on revenge. But in the final analysis it may not be necessary considering the absence of key players from the English side.

Why do coaches go to such extremes? Is there any method to this madness?

1 comment:

Asutosh Patro said...

Really, Indians are not like Australians. Though the training camp is appreciable, we may not expect the same outturn form the indian team as a result of the bootcamp like the Australians did. However, I think there must be some other veriety of training system that may suit Team India for their overall upbrining. The think tank of Team INdia shoudl consider this.