Sunday, February 19, 2006

Cricket Quotes - Indo Pak Series

"At times, it seemed that more direct hits were missed than there were people in the stands, more balls were fumbled than there are people in Karachi, throws were backed up in much the manner Brutus backed up Julius and as a collective, fielders became India's 12th, 13th and 14th men on the field. Indian batsmen gleefully took the piss, tapping straight to fielders and blindly, sans calls, running because even in the unlikely event of the ball being picked up clean, stumps weren't going to be struck. Mohammad Sami was particularly special, bizarrely pulling out of a catch at square leg and throwing regularly at an imaginary set of stumps on another ground. Many others made sure he didn't feel left out, with Shoaib Malik dropping Yuvraj Singh at extra-cover when 94 were needed at nearly eight per over. The only positive might be that it really can't get any worse." - Osman Samiuddin

"I'll go on record to say it that I am glad this defeat happened now rather than later in this year" - Bob Woolmer

"There is certain energy in the group" - Rahul Dravid

"And boy, can they chase." - Dileep Premachandran

"The scorecard might suggest otherwise - after all 288 can be a pretty imposing score. It was an impressive revival, once the top order faltered against Sreesanth and Co. for the fourth successive game, with Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan providing the boost. But considering the nature of the surface, the insipid nature of Pakistan's bowling effort, and their atrocious fielding display, no total might have been enough. Add Yuvraj Singh's near-invincible touch and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's golden hand, India's 13th successful run-chase on the trot was almost written in stone" - Siddhartha Vaidyanathan


Blogger Vardhman said...

Nice collection. Any statement from Sidhu too ? ;)

5:09 PM  

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