Friday, 2 October 2009

7 Reasons why India lost Champions Trophy

1. Two overs and a wicket. Let's face it, MS Dhoni underbowled himself;

2. The tackiness of the trophy didn't tinkle Dhoni's sense of aesthetics;

3. Lalit Modi had warned Dhoni & Co of dire consequences if they overdid things in Champions Trophy and picked up injuries that would jeopardise their Champions League participation;

4. The sight of IPL teammates in rival camps left Dhoni's men with the same dilemma that had crippled Arjuna in Kurukshetra. Alas, there was no Krishna to talk the Indians out of their predicament;

5. Virat Kohli's batting isn't as formidable as his visa office contacts which make him an obvious substitute whenever a teammate twists ankle or hurts groin;

6. Continuing with the Kohli factor, he replaced Gautam Gambhir (now vice captain) in Sri Lanka and Yuvraj Singh (original vice captain) in South Africa. At this rate, he would replace Dhoni against Australia and this very threat perception explains Dhoni's dud bat in South Africa;

7. Finally, Gary Kirsten may believe otherwise but compulsory reading of abridged Kama Sutra is not among the 100 Ways To Win A Cricket Tournament.

14 comments:

Naked Cricket said...

Don't put it beyond Kohli to play in the Irani trophy from tomorrow.

Som said...

NC, now who hurt what? If you carefuly notice, Kohli so far has benefitted from injuries to groin and finger. I'm keenly waiting for his next move.

Ottayan said...

Kohli's next move - a knee in Jaffer's groin? :)

straight point said...

i think kohli tours with indian team at his own expenses and let his good do the job...

great one OTT... :)

Som said...

Ottayan, now that's called sheer genius!

Som said...

SP, too believe so. Maybe the Kohlis have won the tender floated by Lalit Modi that one berth would be given to player who agrees to pay his own expenses.

scorpicity said...

If that is the case, Dinesh Karthik must be traveling in a hot air balloon :).

Som said...

Scorpi, DK still does not have an air!

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Soulberry said...

Gary K may actually be letting out secrets instead...and preparing ahead for the Wada regime.

There is an 8th reason, maybe BCCI wants to scuttle CT and use that window for something else.

Som said...

Soulberry, I'm not sure of BCCI but certain of Herr Lalit Modi. Maybe he wants that Modification in the calendar.

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