Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pom Pom Pom: Every Donkey has a Day !

Mission Accomplished !
Team  India’s graph and my blogging curve seem to be related; though unintentionally. The World Cup victory had left me contented for some time and I wrote on IPL only because it was relaxing to write when you didn’t have to worry about ‘One Team’ you love.
I was disappointed by the defensive Cricket played in West Indies and the whole of England tour was a nightmare to be best forgotten as soon as possible. But somewhere during the series, I had tweeted, “Every dog has a day and today belongs to Pomeranian“.
Their Test series win was comprehensive though too many things went wrong for India. But their ODI win was plain lucky. The arrogance of the Neo-No.1 team was oozing and pouring from every orifice as the humbled Team India’s body language went down to Antarctica.
I stuck to my tweet and was pretty sure Team India will see better days soon. Exactly during the slump of Team India, I too was not able to follow Cricket the way I usually do, thanks to some personal issues apart from a hectic professional life. Hence the posts here dwindled and perhaps saved me from writing much negative about my favorite team.
After having thumped England thoroughly, Team India have vindicated my faith in them and that of millions of fans. All good things will have to come to an end and all bad things too will have to come to an end. Dhoni and his boys are back and they are bleeding blue !
Considering the fact that Team India have Sachin, Viru, Yuvi, Zaheer and Nehra missing from our best possible 11, this win augurs well for the future. Add the first choice replacements like Rohit, Ishant, Sreesanth, Munaf, Vijay, Dinesh Karthik and Badri to the list. And due to form and selection issues, Yusuf Pathan and Bhajji too are not playing. That means this is at best India B-Plus Team, not even India-A !
For all the criticism they faced during the English tour, Team India showed exemplary behavior during the whole tour. We are witnessing how the English players are behaving when the fortune has taken a ‘U’ turn. Dhoni very slyly yet very rightly pointed out during post-match presentation during the second ODI.
There is a huge gulf of class between these two teams. One knows how to behave even when the chips are down. The other is downright arrogant and almost vainglorious. Having criticized Dhoni’s calling Bell decision, I feel the laws of natural forces have caught up with the Poms quite very soon.
Some of the statements by English experts and press during the England tour went like this…
Geoffrey Boycott: “India look a pale shadow of an ordinary team”
Nasser Hussain: “There were a few donkeys out there in the field today…”
Some extremely inconsiderate Indian critics and tweeters have called some of the players in this English team, donkeys. That is unfortunate and totally abusive. Some went to the extent of tweeting, “Some of the English players looked like pale shadows of donkeys out there
We should respect our guests. “Athithi Devo Bhava” – Treat the guest like God.
So please stop this nonsense now !
Post Script: The animal kingdom isn’t very proud to be associated with the English Team that has turned out in this series so far ! And the hardworking and efficient donkeys have protested saying, “We consider this blasphemous. We are always well behaved even if people consider us sloppy. We wouldn’t be rude and obnoxious when we know we are in deep shit. So we want all this abuse to stop immediately”
Every Donkey has a Day !
Govind Raj Shenoy for DieHard Cricket Fans

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