India “WACKS” Bangladesh in World Cup Opener, Thanks to Sehwag’s 175 , Avenge 2007 defeat !
Srinivas Nyapathy Writes
India needs to play England , South Africa, Bangladesh, WestIndies, Ireland ( Who had beaten Pakistan in a WC encounter and are a dangerous side ) and Netherlands in their Group B;
While in Group A, a team like SriLanka has relatively lesser pressure, playing against, One of the “weakest ever “Australian sides-all they carry into this world cup from the past glory is nothing other than, perhaps the colour of their clothing. No Warnie guiles, No gilchrist explosives ( no golf balls either) , No teasing line and length from Glen Mcgrath ( Piegeon droppings ), and then you have
Canada and Kenya, the less we talk about them the better..we don’t have much to talk about them anyway.. New Zealand , a side which lost 5-0 to India, went to Bangladesh to receive a 4-0 drubbing ! Ofcourse the only side worth its salt is Pakistan in that group.
In this context, of being in a tough group India has to take even a game against relatively lowly cricketing side , Bangladesh, absolutely seriously . Whatsmore there are experts and fans urging india to avenge the 2007 WC defeat !!
The pressure only builds for Dhoni’s Team India.
The first ball bowled to Sehwag had significance..it was one ball that was awaited with great excitement in the subcontinent , ever since the last ball was bowled in the 2007 WC.
Pitched around off, Sehwag dispatched it with grand disdain..there was hunger, anger and confidence in that one stroke and India were on their way to making a mammoth 370!
The Bangla Tigers roared in reply , only briefly, and silently went back to the cage of 2007 , a cage of comfort,for them, where they can again lick their wounds remind themselves of the 2007, flash in the pan and rest in peace ..
Just imagine.. Sehwag having run out Sachin, goes into the pavilion crossing Sachin’s record 200, what would Sachin say to Sehwag.. ” #$%^”, “#$%^” typical case of rubbing Salt into the wounds..No wonder he dint cross 200 ! Jokes apart it was Sachin’s error in judgement to have set off for
that non-existant single.
But then it deserves something better than this “Sehwag special” to cross that 200 and snatch it from sachin. This innings wasn’t so blemishless that it deserves the record.Poetic justice in equalling Kapil Paaji’s best, of 175.
All said it was wonderful to see the Bangla crowds so excited about their cricket and cricketers…lovely atmosphere..the sounds , the shouts, the posters , the prayers in the stands, so much like back home.
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