All this talk about Sachin the poor captain, India the lamb abroad and
Azhar the champion should be recalled will end once India finishes its
tour of Aus. Reason is simple, the story was the same when we toured Aus
in 1991, when we toured RSA in 1996(that time people were hell bent on
bashing Sachin when his form was poor...dunno why people in rsc get by
venting their frustration on Sachin/any great player, be it for any
reason), NZ in 1997 etc etc. Once we come back and play RSA and the
players get back to doing best on the grounds which suit them best, the
team will do better and all the useless cries during OZ tour will be
forgotten for good.
But i personally feel that its high time to get done with a few players
like Kumble, Prasad and Ganguly in Tests and start rebuilding the team
for the future. Otherwise, Kumble will again take a 10 wkt haul in an
underprepared wicket like Kotla and be retained in the team for the next
overseas tour where he will suck again not to mention that he has become
useless in onedayers now. Sachin should take young players who are
mentally tough and build a new team with the next WC in mind. He should
get rid of the mentality that Srinath, Prasad and Kumble will lead him
to better fortunes as captain. Change is always better especially when
the team is losing.
But again, people are just wasting their time crying about Indian
performance. It will all be forgotten soon. At the same time, a note to
the Aussies shouting loud about their team's greatness. It is still not
proved that Aus is No.1 since it has to win in India. Get real, Aus is
becoming just like India, tigers at home and lambs abroad in wickets
which they are not used to.
"East or West Aggy is the best"
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