Thursday, January 19, 2006

Courageous fellas

It's a bit dated.... But you gotta admire Rahul Dravid for leading from the front opening the innings against Pak in the 1st test. According to India Uncut:
Turns out [Rahul Saurav] were arguing about the opening position, but not in the ways earlier speculated. Ganguly was upset because he was apparently told only on the morning of the match that he would have to open, and he said that he should have been told about it and given time to prepare. Dravid then apparently offered to open himself. And so on.
Now that's something.....

Also showing great courage was Graeme Smith in the last test against Aussies. SA were down 1-0 in the series when he set the Aussies 287 to win in 76 overs in the last innings of the last test. Now of course his decision to declare at that point looked stupid after the Aussies ambled to another victory. But I think 1-0 is as bad as 2-0. A loss is a loss. A 1-1 result would have proved a lot of things about the character of the SA team and I thought it was an extremely brave decision, a decision deserving respect as opposed to the ridicule it eventually received.

And congrats to Nandan for winning the Indibloggies award for the best Marathi blog for his blog Marathi Sahitya. Now I can brag that I have a friend who is an A list, award winning blogger. :)

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