Thursday, 2 October 2008

Live Oz vs BP XI match...day one

(What Neo won't show and Cricinfo won't tell)

1214: Feel like talking more about the lunch than the match. As it happens every time, Aussies grabbed three quick wickets to take upper hand. Yuvraj y'day said he has a point to prove, something he has not done yet. I mean he hit through mid-off, third man and mid-on. One past/through point too, please.

1231: Exactly 17 minutes after I submitted my requisition, Yuvraj hits through point. Thank You Sir. Point noted.

1235: Mitchell Johnson took a catch and grabbed a wicket as well before lunch. You probably can have a better bowler but certainly not a better lover. 'Notch' left Queensland for Western Australia to be with his lady love Jesssica Bratich. Considering Jessica is a former karate champion, just hope it was not under duress.

1259: You don't get to see an uglier dismissal. Yuvraj was all prose so far till Johnson banged this one short. Yuvi plans a pull and then abandons the plan altogether at the last moment. The ball hits his retreating bat and lobs up for Hussey to take a dolly at gully. It was almost an obscene end to a sublime knock. Tsk..tsk..tsk.

1406: Some people derive pleasure in making fun of others. Rohit Sharma is currently thumbing nose at the lack of vision of Krish Srikkanth & Co.

1429: A man in Khaki with a sniffer dog is making round of the ground right after 'Pup' completed the last over before tea. Cricket has gone to the dogs, no doubt about that.

2043: Back in hotel. Rohit was little sad in the press conference. The ton came a day late probably. Srikkanth was here, as was Hirwani and they patted Rohit, saying keep it up. Srikkanth being Srikkanth (that man speaks before he thinks, MAK Pataudi once said), he was itching to speak to the media but Hirwani played spoilsport and dragged him away. They are not supposed to talk about VRS plans for senior players. Hirwani's eargerness to toe BCCI line is understandable. BCCI resurrected him from obliviion and is paying to boot!

9 comments:

Straight Point said...

i think CA went 'kreja' or how you can explain his selection...

its not only about runs he is leaking...any bowler can have bad day...but the body language...the overall bowling(?)...no balls...everything...he is a non show...

whats 'on-field' reactions are...about him som?

Som said...

Kreja kiya re...I think that sums up his performance. I mean Ponting & Co have no option, unless they convince the Great Shane Warne to come out of retirement. McGain nursing shoulder injury and Clarke is doing a clerical job at best.

Homer said...

Greg Matthews is ready, able and willing...

And he is even an off spinner.

Cheers,

Som said...

Oh yes, forgot about Madcap Matthews. In today's press conference, Nielsen defended Krejza. Poor guy, both of them. Rohit made a mincemeat of him. Even I fancy my chances against him. Overall, Aussie attack looks quite ordinary.

Homer said...

Nielson has always defended the indefensible - vide his statements when Australia were here in 2007 and when we traveled there..

BTW, Krejza is working on a mystery ball .. so mysterious even he does not know of it :)

Cheers,

Naked Cricket said...

hirwani's post match celebrations were vulgar. made cheeka seem like a monk.

Naked Cricket said...

btw that's when he played, not from today.

Som said...

Krejza is busy explaining how his drink was spiked because of which he flunked a dope test. His inclusion would be the real mystery. They should go for an all-pace attack with Pup rolling his arms now and then.

Som said...

NC, I think it was his blobkbuster debut that unnerved him and he could not recover from the shock!