Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Anybody missing the seniors?

I've been saying for more than a year now on this blog that Indian cricket in all its three forms stands to gain, not lose, by the retirement or sacking of seniors. Dhoni's captaincy in Mohali and Nagpur, Mishra's series-turning five-wicket haul on debut in Mohali, and the rapid maturing of Gambhir into a Test opener show what is possible if the door is opened to new talent. The awesome display against England now, especially the fielding and running between the wickets, clearly shows India can be the number one in all three forms of the game if non-performing seniors like Dravid are pushed out sooner rather than later. More on this in Fast track to No.1.

7 comments:

Sam said...

Senior rheoterics are back again in full flow :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, there is one set of people who will be missing the seniors: their journalistic chamchas, who made a living singing their praises and on 'exclusive' interviews with them.

Straight Point said...

on the another hand...raina and rs are refusing to raise their game as well sumit...

badri went into his shell and only late century from him is keeping him floating of otherwise no-show...

india is standing on a cross road...where seniors are not crossing on their own...and juniors are not yet ready to cross on their own...

Sumit said...

sp, the juniors are being judged on a match by match basis, whereas the seniors on the basis of years. raina was brilliant in lanka. he's had one failure now. rs i agree needs to show he can tighten up his game, but i do believe he has such huge talent that it is worth giving him a fair run. it doesn't help that he bats at no.6 or no.4 depending on where msd feels like batting.

Sam said...

Thats amazing Sumit...Rohit Sharma shud be given longer run for his age and Rahul shown door for his age :)

Wonder wot ur pub wud do when u turn 35+.....

Rajesh said...

Seniors like Dravid, Laxman, Sachin still needed for test matches.
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sports development said...

its real,
definitely the Indian team missing senior players,
because seniors like Rahul dravid, VVS Laxman are still needed..
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