Redemption At Last - Bharatiya cricket team back to winning ways

Redemption At Last - Bharatiya cricket team back to winning ways

Post by Dr. Jai Mahar » Sat, 30 Mar 2013 02:08:11


The Pioneer
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Indian cricket team back to winning ways

India's clean sweep in the recently concluded four-Test
Border-Gavaskar Tournament against Australia is surely
one that will find pride of place in the country's
cricketing history. The closest that India had come to
such a whitewash victory was back in 1992-93 when it beat
England and then in 1993-94 when it beat Sri Lanka. But
both were three-match series. It is no wonder then that
cricketing fans across the country erupted with joy as
India romped to victory in just under three days at
Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. One of the reasons was
of course the fact this historic win came exactly a year
after Australia inflicted a similarly crushing 4-0 defeat
upon India. Payback cannot get sweeter than this. Now,
India's victory in this tournament should hopefully mark
the end of its rather dark phase in test cricket. The
longer, more traditional form of the game has
consistently proved to be a major challenge for the
Indian side which, in recent times, seemed to have lacked
the kind of form and technique needed to secure victories
in Test matches. Let us not forget that after being
ruthlessly routed by Australia, India was crushed by the
English too.

But by bringing home the Border- Gavaskar Trophy for the
first time ever, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys have
successfully fought off much of the criticism that had
come their way. Especially for the captain, this was a
trying time, given the growing clamour for his scalp. But
while Dhoni's performance, both as captain and player,
was remarkable, it was the youngsters who stole the show.
Among them were Ravindra Jadeja who proved to be India's
trump card. His bowling threatened to bring down the
Australian batting order, much like his team mate Murali
Vijay's batting proved to be a key element in scripting
India's triumph. . . .

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Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti