Showing posts from March, 2009

Cricket in the Sub-Continent will never remain the same

Security code cracked (courtesy AFP)

March the 3rd will be regarded as the darkest day in international as well as Pakistan cricket. The attack on the Srilankan players meant that there would not be cricket in Pakistan any time soon. Pakistan cricket has suffered a lot of setbacks in the recent times. First it was the Bob Woolmer murder incident ,then the ouster from the world cup in the group stages and now this. The Australia, England and South Africa have repeatedly expressed their fear in touring Pakistan , India is a recent inclusion. Now it wont be a surprise if rest of the world follows suite. Pakistan's only crowning moment in recent times was reaching the T20 world cup final, which they lost by a silly shot. Apart from that it has only been sorrow all the way.

The Lankan players were arriving at the gaddaffi stadium,a group of terrorists fired at them to hold them as hostages. Six players namely Ajantha Mendis, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara,Thilan Samarave…

Pocket Rocket needs time to get into full throttle

Warner hits a six against South Africa in the T20 in Melbourne

Dave Warner ,the pocket rocket which blasted the South African bowlers on Jan 11,2009 ,in his debut game needs much more time to repeat his feat.In the process ,the 22 year old became the first Australian in about a hundred years to make the debut for the national team without representing his home state New South Wales in a single first class game. This in itself is a great feat.The bondi boy in his first appearance for NSW in T20 Big Bash hit a hundred and got selected for the T20 against SA.All this happened in a blink of an eye .He has tasted success so early .Now every bowler would have his tapes and it ain't going to be easy coming.

If you missed Warner's debut Knock watch now

If he has to become the demolition man he is then he needs to get a few first class games under his belt. He needs to get his pacing of innings right for which experience is a must…