When questions hover again, Laxman answers in his own way

When questions hover again, Laxman answers in his own way

Post by Ravi » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 10:16:16


When questions hover again, Laxman answers in his own way

http://www.indianexpress.com/story/7379.html

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Ajay S Shankar

Posted online: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 0000 hrs IST

Basseterre (St Kitts), June 26
Over a month ago, staring out of his fourth-floor flat in Hyderabad, he
revealed what the real problem was. ''It's not about me. I can
stay calm amidst all this. It's my family, my parents, my
grandmother, uncles. They get so upset when I am dropped. They ask me,
'What more do you need to do?'''

Dumped from the one-day team, dropped for the last two Tests against
England in March, the 31-year-old knew then that this West Indies tour
was it: the big one, do or get dropped forever. By Sunday evening, his
answer was ready: 100, simple.

But what does that 10th Test century mean for VVS Laxman, the veteran;
76 Tests later, is he finally sure of his place in the team?
''Well, it's something which you have to ask the selectors or the
team management,'' he replied with a shrug.

''I have full confidence in the team management, they have given me
the kind of responsibility that a senior player demands or requires. So
I am happy that I am able to contribute like a senior player should be
doing, when the team required it the most,'' he added.

It was an answer that had the questioner, Colin Croft, shaking his
head, in disbelief that this classy player has been asked to prove
himself again and again. Minutes later, the former West Indian fast
bowling great asked his next question: aren't you in a little bit of
a race to fill a space even now, especially after Sachin Tendulkar
returns from injury?

''When you are playing Test cricket for your country, there will be
competition, and it's always good to have competition.

Good teams always have such competition. But when you are playing a
match, you really don't think about selection. You just go out and
play to the situation and give your best. You have to just concentrate
on the things which you can control, which is to get out there and try
and get runs, and leave the rest to the selectors and team
management,'' replied Laxman.

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For the final word, over to Brian Lara. ''Losing the middle order
very early, he showed a lot of responsibility, and he's a class
player, as we all know. We found it hard to uproot him but then you
have to expect these things from players like that. It was a special
innings.''

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When questions hover again, Laxman answers in his own way

Post by Takeiteas » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 10:26:31

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> Only when questions hover again, Laxman answers in his own way

Corrected the subject :)

Takeiteasy.

 
 
 

When questions hover again, Laxman answers in his own way

Post by Jaide » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 10:39:36


Quote:
> When questions hover again, Laxman answers in his own way

> http://www.indianexpress.com/story/7379.html

> ++++++++++++++++++
> Ajay S Shankar

> Posted online: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 0000 hrs IST

> Basseterre (St Kitts), June 26

> It was an answer that had the questioner, Colin Croft, shaking his
> head, in disbelief that this classy player has been asked to prove
> himself again and again.

Colin Croft probably never read comments from Gilchrist, Waugh, Hayden,
Ponting who expressed the same disbelief in the past.

Some guys have all the luck
Some guys have all the pain

Rod Stewart

 
 
 

When questions hover again, Laxman answers in his own way

Post by Jaide » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 10:45:27


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>> Only when questions hover again, Laxman answers in his own way

> Corrected the subject :)

> Takeiteasy.

Did any questions hover when Laxman made these scores ?

http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2001-02/IND_IN_WI/SCORECARDS/IND_W...

http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2002-03/WI_IN_IND/SCORECARDS/WI_IN...

http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2003-04/NZ_IN_IND/SCORECARDS/NZ_IN...

http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2003-04/IND_IN_AUS/SCORECARDS/IND_...

http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2003-04/IND_IN_AUS/SCORECARDS/IND_...

http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2004-05/PAK_IN_IND/SCORECARDS/PAK_...

http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2005-06/SL_IN_IND/SCORECARDS/SL_IN...

Obviously you were not able to comprehend the following pearls of wisdom.

http://groups.google.com/group/rec.sport.cricket/msg/687f1b487534c046

India has to treasure players like Laxman

It is a fate suffered by some inhabitants of this planet to have every fault
of theirs put under a microscope till a molehill becomes a mountain.
Meanwhile others are spared and walk the earth as if upon a bed of petals.
Of course, it is not right or fair or sensible, but then man is as much a
creature of prejudice as reason. Blow a bugle and he will march towards the
guns. Mention a hobgoblin and he will cower in the shadows.

 
 
 

When questions hover again, Laxman answers in his own way

Post by Jaide » Wed, 28 Jun 2006 10:53:47


Quote:
> When questions hover again, Laxman answers in his own way

> http://www.indianexpress.com/story/7379.html

> ++++++++++++++++++
> Ajay S Shankar

> Posted online: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 0000 hrs IST

> Basseterre (St Kitts), June 26

> But what does that 10th Test century mean for VVS Laxman, the veteran;
> 76 Tests later, is he finally sure of his place in the team?
> ''Well, it's something which you have to ask the selectors or the
> team management,'' he replied with a shrug.

> ''I have full confidence in the team management, they have given me
> the kind of responsibility that a senior player demands or requires. So
> I am happy that I am able to contribute like a senior player should be
> doing, when the team required it the most,'' he added.

> It was an answer that had the questioner, Colin Croft, shaking his
> head, in disbelief that this classy player has been asked to prove
> himself again and again.

I am just curious if any WI commentator said Kaifs 148* in T2 was CLASSY.

Anybody ?

Quote:
> ++++++++++++++

> ++++++++++++
> For the final word, over to Brian Lara. ''Losing the middle order
> very early, he showed a lot of responsibility, and he's a class
> player, as we all know. We found it hard to uproot him but then you
> have to expect these things from players like that. It was a special
> innings.''

> ++++++++++++

Did Lara or any other WI commentator say Kaifs 148* in T2 was a SPECIAL
INNING ?

Anybody who watched post T2 comments and interviews ?