> IMHO, this is a very good comment from Sehwag.
> And it shows his +ve attitude.
> We need to come out of the defensive mindset.
> If our team has talent and determination to win (which
> I doubt) then we can even if SAfricans are all fired up.
> I dont find anything wrong with his statement.
> We need few more Sehwag ( I am not talking about
> his batting ability, its too early to give a judgement), But
> he does display a +ve attitude.
I dunno, Vainy... I'm all for being positive and confident,
but I think you can do that without being insulting to the
opposition. Calling a particular bowler "mediocre" seems
unnecessary at any time -- and right after the opposition
bowling has taken you to town, seems a bit much. (I know
you may think this is the best time to do it...:)
My point is that the same confidence can be displayed
without running down a specific player -- it seems.. um,
unprofessional. Something like, "Hayward was the
fastest bowler I have faced, but the only one who really
gave me problems was Pollock. He can swing it both
ways <etc, etc>... "
He did say all that; what I specifically think is uncalled
for is calling Hayward mediocre.. Look at the South
Africans -- I'm sure that even though they *know* that
Ganguly is a bunny rabbit for fast bowling, they don't
say it -- they keep talking about the "class Indian batting
lineup" while rolling us over like ninepins... And they
certainly don't lack for any confidence..
But anyway, I'm probably out of touch. And this has been
going on for a while. This isn't a patch on the famous
"we'll make the grovel" (mis)statement by Greig:-)
Many teams in the, US frequently "diss" the opposition
as well, so just call me a dinosaur..
Bharat [Sehwag for MoM in T2]
"It is true that one may become rich through practicing evil,
but the power of Truth and Justice is that they endure ...
and that a man can say of them, "They are a heritage from
my father." ___The Instruction of Ptahhotep,