K> numbers both in tests and ODIs and consider the attention he gets. He's
* Heh, I knew *someone* would object to his inclusion in the over-rated Xi.
Look at it this way Karthik - admittedly, over the last two years Sidhu
has done a *great* (to understate it) job for India, and I for one admire
the fact that he's scored runs not only aplenty, but he's also done it
it in times of adversity - BUT, imho as far as I am concerned, good
performances against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka on home soil don't justify
his inclusion in a World Xi, and neither do they necessarily mean that he
has what it takes to succeed on *overseas* pitches (although he did get 98
in NZ). You say "look at his numbers...", but do you know that the same
Sidhu, prior to being invited to the "Zim-Sl-Eng-Sl tours feast" averaged
< 30 (29.**) in TEST cricket? I had the distasteful experience of watching
the famed Indian team in South Africa, and quite frankly till I see Sidhu
(and the rest of the top order) performing well (averaging at least
40), on overseas tours, I for one won't hesitate to label him, and the
rest of the Indian top order, as a bunch of over-rated and spineless
set of cricketers.
K> Please don't start a thread about Sidhu's technique etc. I could hardly
K> care for those details.
* Ok I won't :-) But I admit - the fact that he looks like a slightly
injured roach when at the crease, *did* have something to do with his
inclusion in the side :-)
P.S: And don't tell me people haven't praised him enough - because
they certainly have!