Saturday, September 24, 2011

Divide and Rule comes to Haunt us back!!

The black patch that our Cricket team is going through brings back very old memories of how our earlier captains were welcomed with "Chappal Mala" et al. Though the things are not so bad this time around, the definitive whacking we received from our colonial enemies is a rude slap on our face. The England tour
of 2011 has laid bare the fact that we lack a quality fast bowling department. Agreed our batsmen also failed fantastically. But it was the bowling department which allowed the English to mount unsurmountable scores for a Sehwag-less India.

Well our depleted bowling attack can also be blamed on the British. They have depleted our nation of the likes of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. And the run machine Yousuf Youhana or should I call him Mohammed Yousuf? As I was reading Shoaib Aktar's claims that Sachin was afraid of facing him, I wondered what a team it would have been if were an undivided India!! The divide and rule and partition has literally come back to haunt us. Imagine a team line up with Sachin, Sehwag, Dravid, Laxman, Gauti, Dhoni, Yousuf youhana, Kumble, Saqlain mushtaq, Wasim Akram, Waqar younis, zaheer khan (12th Man) and bench consisting of Raina, Yuvraj, Afridi, Harbhajan ......

This would have been the world's super team. The British sure had a lot of forward thinking done!!

Well if wishes could be horses...

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