Call it inexperience or the raging passions of youth, which we may all
have gone/going through in our own lives when we may have been/are
indiscriminate with our words and actions, one could then certainly
empathize with Sreesanth's outbursts on the field.
Regardless, he has to realize that later during the end of this year,
he is going to face the Pride in its own lair Down Under, a terrifying
prospect for even the best of bowlers..
Sreesanth, is no doubt trying to give the Aussies a taste of their own
medicine, taking a leaf from Steve Waugh's book as he has stated, but
he should realize that the Aussies are talking the talk after walking
the walk consistently for a whole decade or so of phenomenal
No doubt, this T20 WC truimph for India has been a shot in the arm for
the success starved Indian players and their pining fans but the bloom
of just a single flower does not herald spring. India should reserve
this kind of trash talk only after consistently taming the Aussies,
which going by the way the Aussies are storming in the OD50 games so
farm, seems to be a task of a very high order.
Dhoni should certainly rein in the youngster sternly b4 he shows the
temerity to ruffle the feathers of batting monsters like Ponting,
Hayden, Symonds, and Gilchrist and give them good reason to tear apart
the Indian attack when they come visiting Down Under.
In 2003, the Aussies underestimated Ganguly & co when a beleagured and
much maligned Indian bunch came touring and almost ambushed the hosts;
the Aussies somehow managed to tie the series at 1-1 after being
completely blindsided in Adelaide, which incidentally was the last
time the Aussies have LOST A TEST (leave alone a series) on their home
soil. In this light, all this Indian trash talk would only serve to
kill any possible Indian surprise to be sprung on an unwary and
complacent albeit formidable foe. (Alas, it may be too late now as
the Aussies will be waiting with insatiable hunger to teach the Curry-
Kings a bitter lesson as happened during the Indian tour in 1999-2000.
Advice to Sreesaanth: Let a sleeping Pride be..