Beer, Chips and Cricket

This is a site about drinking beer, eating chips and thinking cricket. I am not a former player, a television commentaror or a journalist; my qualification to being worthy of hearing is that I drink a lot of beer, eat a lot of chips and think a lot about cricket. The thoughts need not be politically correct and often include colourful language but there will be no deliberate bias towards any player, community or state. I don't care about popular opinion or perceptions and I speak it as I see it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

This blog ain't dead

I know it seems dead but it ain't ... ;-)

I been working so hard that I am actually feeling that I earn my salary. It isn't a nice feeling, really.

Anyway cheers guys ... the only positive thing I can say is that this series against Pak has been sooooooo boring that this is as good a time as any to be busy on non-cricketing fronts.

Just a thought here on Dravid opening .... capability wise, he was always capable even when he opened a couple of times under Ganguly's captaincy. It was just his mindset which let him down ... I remember his opening in South Africa and I had commented then "he came in looking like he was gonna be shot at dawn the next day". This time around the mindset seems to be different in the sense he has tuned himself mentally to the idea that for the good (read - balance) of the team, he has to lead from the front and take on the job himself. Which leads me to ask - is it bad to wonder why he didn't feel the necessity to do the same under Ganguly's captaincy? I have frequently talked about Ganguly's hypocricy when it comes to his bowling ... as a captain he never felt the need to work himself up over his bowling though it would have been helpful at times ... now every match he plays (domestic) he bowls a lot and "shows" everyone how useful his bowling is. Nonsense!!!

Anyways, back to the grind ... I cannot promise when my next post would be but can only say - This blog ain't dead.

Cheers

The Chuckster

2 Comments:

  • At Thursday, January 26, 2006 9:58:00 AM, Anonymous Nagraj said…

    good to see u back

     
  • At Thursday, January 26, 2006 2:34:00 PM, Blogger c2c said…

    That's a good question, and I've been thinking about that as well. The reason Dravid might have been reluctant to take on the opening role when Ganguly was the captain could be that if he had succeeded, Ganguly might have made him a regular opener (which would also mean an extra slot in the packed middle order), and Dravid would have had no option but to say yes. But now, he can choose to do it when the team sees fit, but control his own destiny and make sure he's not forced to be a regular in that position. I don't think there's anything wrong with his midset. After all, he's earned the right to choose his batting position.

     

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