AB’s out, Delhi’s struggling, Sreesanth’s getting wickets. Reasons aplenty to groan and turn off the Tv.
Like I was saying, Sehwag while captaining a side just can’t be so aloof. Just look at the way he ran the first single of the match. Not that his being run out would have changed anything but still being so careless sends the wrong signal to the whole team. Irrespective of their pole position, I would say they are the 3rd favorites after Chennai and Deccan. If either of those don’t do it, then it would be either due to self destruction or a brilliant performance by a member of the opposition.
What fun the match was between Mumbai and Rajasthan. The cameras kept cutting back to the two competing ladies- in- charge and that was strangely befitting for all the drama unfolding. Warne took a bold decision by handing the responsibility over to the clumsy Munaf but boy! did he deliver.
Munaf Patel is an entertaining character, right from the way he bats to the way he unwillingly runs after a ball to the way he curses everyone around. An example -Just the other day, Munaf while bowling wanted the Keeper to relay the throw from the deep towards his end, the keeper oblivious to his demands was clapping the fielder’s efforts instead of throwing the ball to Munaf. Munaf promptly snapped and suggested “stop sucking each other’s dicks and start playing some cricket”. (Munaf didn’t say those exact words obviously, those words were inspired by a dialogue in Pulp Fiction. Munaf simply imitated the Keeper’s clapping and added some more expletives).
Mumbai continue to be the team-to-beat at the art of throwing away games(just by the sheer number of games they have), a trend that started from last year’s edition itself. The way Yuvraj flew to inflict a last ball run out and the way Jayasuriya fumbled up an easy return off the last ball and in doing so, the way they laid out a red carpet for Delhi is still fresh in the mind. Against this scenario, who can blame Sachin for still having his doubts when Nayar hit Botha for that six? At that stage his team required a paltry 6 off 8 balls but Sachin was all concerned and glum. (Pollock,meanwhile, sitting next to him was busy celebrating the not to come victory).
Oh yeah, i forgot to mention that VD Merwe deserves to be spanked for the way he did a Dada.