Sunday, 5 October 2008

OZ vs BP XI...Day Four

1040: Yuvraj just completed his 100. I'm itching to pat him on the back and kick further six inches down as well. He's outrageously, almost obscenely talented and blasphemously endowed. The space was crammed with so much of flair that discipline had to be left out, I guess. Here he's posing security threats to low-flying aircrafts, launching Krejza and Clarke on orbits. Twice the ball got out of shape!

1208: I had Biryani at lunch, Yuvraj had Krejza. Poor chap Krejza, must be feeling exactly like what he felt when his drink was spiked two years back. Cricket Australia told team management to take good care of him, now I know why. After the trauma in the middle, he may need a trauma centre. I guess he would be of as much help to Oz as Mamata Banerjee has been to West Bengal.

1217: At mid on, Mitchell Johnson is twiddling thumb. No, actually he is tapping it. Suddenly it hit me, he looks like Jim Carrey's estranged brother, isn't it?

1227: Vigorous sweeping at both ends though there are no batters or bowlers in the middle. Actually it's innings break and two HCA ladies, in bright sea blue saree and brandishing brooms, are in action.

1231: Rolling is on as well. Alas, dieting had the desired effect on Adnan Sami. Else, he could be of any use to humanity.

1259: Hussey kept wicket after Haddin injured his finger. Last Ozzie to have a finger problem in India is sitting in the dressing room. This Durga Puja, artisans in Kolkata's Kumartuli need not model 'asuras' on Greg Chappell.

1314. Parthiv Patel has a chat with Hayden. Asking if Gujarati thali would tickle Aussie tastebuds and opening a restaurant at Kingaroy is a good idea. Whatever, it was a brief neck-aching experience for both I guess, considering their respective stature. Parthiv is down to earth but does that mean Hayden should look down upon him? Not done Haydos.

1434: Curse of the finger draws blood on the floor. Now Pragyan Ojha is bleeding. In his case, it's index finger. Wish Jeff Thomson was here. Man, he wanted to see blood on the pitch.

1439: For the umpteenth time, Virat Kohli into this hair-raising exercise. He looks a cocky cock, rufling tuft every now and then. Has a certain swagger but then he has hit a ton too.

9 comments:

Ottayan said...

It gives a thrill to hear Yuvraj is back to what he does best, launching the ball into the stratosphere.

Som said...

Ott...he's one player who gives you joy and disappointmen in equal measures. The gap betweetn potentials and performance simply refuses to be bridged. I'm afraid, he'll remain a conundrum.

Ottayan said...

I notice he has got out at 112?

Still continues to do just enough.

Som said...

got out...was quite tired after hitting those long-rangers..didn't move and flashed it one. But it was pre-Diwali fireworks anyway.

Naked Cricket said...

Just as there’s parallel cinema, with Yuvi there’s parallel cricket. The big boy in the little league.

Som said...

NC...not too sure what to do with this guy...can't dump for sure.

Soulberry said...

I had a similar urge Som...I was wondering how much to read into this innings and if it was worth reading into. He's a difficult chap to let go of...

Straight Point said...

you pointed it out right som...

his body as well as mind doesn't seem attuned to long innings...

Christopher Poshin David said...

Yuvi is back but then again he does not have the tempermant to play test cricket a the highest level does he?

Look at gibbs.