Cricket, The Way Forward After Victory

India have beaten Sri Lanka and earned a bonus point. It is like a sick man who has jumped from his bed. The victory is sweet, as all victories are. It should not however cloud the vision to the future. A victory by hitting 321 in only 36 overs must be seen in perspective. The old timers like Zaheer Khan ( he did not play) , Tendulkar and Shewag had a minmal role to play. The victory was built on the shoulders of the young guns like Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina. Both these youngsters hammered the nails in the
Lankan coffin with a stupendous batting display. Kohli made 133 not out and in his innings put to sword the best Sri Lanka bowler Malinga who was hit for over 9 runs an over. The wau forward is not easy. Droppling the old timers is a bug bear as none in the

selectio committee have any record in test cricket that matches the record of the old timers. Tendulkar and Shewag are way ahead of any one in the selection committee, most of whom have not even played test cricket. But somebody has to bell the cat, if Indian cricket is to move forward. The Asia cup is round the corner. This is the time to blood the younger lot. Pne way is to axe Shewag and Tendulkar. Both these players need rest and for Tendulkar in particular , fathet time is calling. Its about time he called it a day in the one day format, though I think he may still havea role in Test cricket. The ball is now in the court of the board and the selection committee. They have to crack the whip? There are tens of players waiting on the lines and thus there is no cause for worru. Indian cricket must move forward.


Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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  • abhi_bangal  26-08-2017
    Exactly. I agree with you. The forward should be best seen in a positive way. That's because, at times, players are likely to get a bit complacent. And if that happens, it doesn't do any good to the team. I mean not all of the players have that mindset. But after all, we are all humans and the feeling of being satisfied can easily set in for anyone.
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