Sunday, October 7, 2007

Vengsarkar's doublespeak

I wish somebody would track the statements of our chairman of selectors. Anyway, let me paraphrase a few which come readily to mind...
Soon after our World Cup debacle he said the country has no talent and so what choice did the selectors have except to choose the same bunch that had been losing most of their one-day games against the major teams for two years. Of course, he's been singing a different tune ever since the T20 triumph, and now after the drubbing by the Aussies, says the seniors cannot take their places for granted because there are many youngsters knocking on the door. This isn't his first caution to the seniors since becoming chairman, but the youngsters are still knocking and knocking and knocking...
He says Ramesh Powar had only himself to blame for being left out of the team. He should slim down and improve his fielding. So, was Powar slim and agile when he was picked for the teams for the England series and now the first part of the Aussie series? He's been dropped after one bad performance in the first game in Bangalore which was washed out anyway. In the second game, he got only five overs which went at the same run rate as the ten Bhajji bowled, and a lower rate than the ones Yuvi and Sachin bowled from Powar's quota. In the last two years, he has consistently done better than Bhajji who has come back stronger but still fails to provide the much-needed breakthroughs in the middle overs, and that's where India has lost to the Aussies...

4 comments:

Soulberry said...

Cyrus Baroacha (I hope I spelled that right) tried to track down Vengsarkar's statements in a programme he hosts on CNN-IBN, the other day. I think he failed as miserably as we all did.

Tubbyy said...

You are right sumit. Vengsarkar has been double edged with the speak. he s making a goose out of himself with his incosistent opinions.

Sumit Chakraberty said...

tubbyy, i suppose we have to credit vengsarkar with making dhoni the captain, and also for bringing ganguly back, but most of the time he's a goose

Soulberry said...

The curious part is most of Vengy's acts have produced results.

Ever since he sidelined Chappell. But it's more in the nature of hit or miss.