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    February 03, 2006

    Ponting needs to brush up his history

    In an interview with Cricinfo, Ricky Ponting announced that Australia were ready to avenge the defeat in the 2005 Ashes. He was numerically correct when he said
    It was a pretty good year for us. We played 15 Test matches and lost two, so it wasn't all bad.
    The problem for him was that those two test matches lost Australia the series. It is a bit like Ganguly proclaiming that India played so many one-dayers in the 2003 World Cup and lost only two, both to eventual winners Australia. The fact that one of them happened to be the final is not worth considering, perhaps. Mark Taylor would no doubt have invited derision if he'd said something similar about the 1996 World Cup when Australia only lost two games, one of which was a forfeit and the other was the small matter of the final, both games going to Sri Lanka, the eventual winners. Martin Crowe would have found it very tough to mollify New Zealand's supporters by claiming that New Zealand's 1992 World Cup campaign wasn't too bad, considering the team lost only two games, both to Pakistan, the victorious team.

    Nice coincidence that, isn't it? All three examples I provided had the teams losing twice to the eventual World Cup winners!

    What is it about captains and the recent statements indicating a strong need to brush up on some history?

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    In all the three instances mentioned, it was a case of missing the forest for the trees. The soundbites of the captains involved is more like a politician speak

    By Blogger SAI MADHAV (04-Feb-2006, 12:25:00 AM)  

    Interesting.Whats the point of crying over spilled milk?
    "You are welcome to provide a URL to your own blog, especially if it discusses cricket."
    Taking cue my URL

    By Blogger The Light-House. (04-Feb-2006, 3:07:00 PM)  

    tarun: the url is viewlogic.blogspot.com

    By Blogger SAI MADHAV (05-Feb-2006, 12:08:00 AM)  

    Captains have to act brave. Evidently no-one has heard of Orwell saying 'All matches are equal, but some are more equal than others' :)

    By Blogger Jagadish (06-Feb-2006, 8:36:00 AM)  

    Thanks for visiting my diary and commenting throughout a constructive manner, following on already! nice diary your have-I notably enjoyed your post on high of as I merely attended a Smash box event where the conjure artists all used brushes to use foundation giving a fairly mat and even finish! cricket brush

    By Blogger sanam arzoo (10-Feb-2014, 1:18:00 PM)  


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