Friday, January 13, 2006

The prince of nine lives

I wasn't even serious when I posted earlier today that Ganguly will open for India. I took a deep breath and read aloud when I realized Ganguly is indeed playing and likely to open unless the team management pulls out an irfan or dhoni.

This puzzles me a great deal.

Frankly I care. Not because this whole "will he won't he" soap opera going on over the past few months with every facial itch of the concerned dissected and analyzed with great amusement could possible get any worse but because this series promises to be one of the most intriguing and exciting of all.

It is time to take care of business.

That's what I thought.

It is a fact that our coach loves to experiment to an extent that is closer to gambling than the so called "calculated risk". However forcing the prince to open is beyond any reasonable mind. May be Chappell is John Nash of cricket - with a beautiful mind. While I do not expect Rahul to voice any serious dissent but I did expect him to remain honest to what made him "the wall".

Last time I checked "spineless" is still a word in the dictionary.

For the prince, it is sad to see his fall through twisting stairs of egocentric politics and needless manouvering of power brokers. He thinks given a chance he could prove his worth.
He might as well.
He is a tough cookie.
He won't crack.

But this once proud man should have known better.

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