Sunday, 6 March 2011

The World Cup 2011 - My first take!

The problem with Indians is that everybody thinks they are a cricket expert, political analyst, movie reviewer and world class photographer. That's the reason I try not to talk about my take on the game, just so that I don't get lost in the crowd. But going by all the crap talk going on about how India is unfit for the world cup, I had to write just to prove there are a few bloggers out here who are still rooting for the right team.

After Ireland's upset over England and with England winning against South Africa today, the points standings in group B have spread open wider than Mallika Sherawat's legs in her happy place. That should really help the bookies lose a few calories for now. Anyway, people looked like they had been waiting with bated breath to use the word 'Chokers' ever since they picked up the reference from the media and my facebook and twitter has been flooded with it, but little do they realise that the pitch the match was played on was pathetic. However, that doesn't stop me from cooking up jokes on it. This one just hit me in the shower-

Q: What do you call a South African Cricketer who made it to the team on colour quota?

A: A Choke-let!

I used to save these for the SMS group, but thats long dead now, so what the hell?

The Irish have proved that if they stay away from the pubs they can knock around the ball a bit. Against England they were pinching runs like it was St. Patrick's day. Their fielding has been world class too. A few more surprises and they might make it to the quarters.

The tie with England in the last game resulted most apparently due to the carefree attitude towards the England side. It was a screamer of a batting surface. And look, its the English team! They may win the Ashes 5 times in a row, but when it comes to ODIs they are just a bunch of clueless monkeys on the field. They prepare much harder on their comments about the weather and their cups of tea rather than the game.

-Oh dear oh dear, its a cloudy day I'm afraid.
-Looks like we could use a nice cup of tea.
-Oh wondeful, just what I had in mind. What do you reckon we do about the game tomorrow?
-I beg your pardon, What game?

The 7 year old roadkill on the state highway 17 has more life in it than that pitch that was used for the game. If only India had played as seriously as they would have if they were playing South Africa, they might have gotten close to 400, but at the end of the innings they thought that 330 odd was more than enough to handle a bunch of monkeys, right?

By winning today, steadily, India remain the only undefeated team in the group. That should put a cork on all the guys bitching and whining like sixteen year old girls having a panic attack.

 Yuvi becomes the first cricketer to take a 5-pher and score a half century in a world-cup match

There is some concern over the bowling, but that's really most of Piyush Chawla and Sreesanth. I dunno who  slept with the selectors for them to get into the team, but Ojha was a few leagues ahead as a spinner and supposedly the team wanted Vinay Kumar over Sreesanth. I guess they have to now do without these two. Even the Irish hit Chawla for over 7 an over for Pete's sake!

Coming to group A:
Things there are as boring as a Hindi movie made to reach the Oscars. There is absolutely no way Kenya, Canada and Zimbabwe are gonna give high blood pressure to the other teams. Hoping for a good fight between Pak Vs NZ. And somebody has to stop the Aussies.

All in All:
My money as of now is on India winning on April 2nd after The God scores his century. In fact, he might call it quits for ODIs then and there. If that doesn't happen? Well you get to come back and rub it in my face.

Go India, Go!

1 comment:

  1. Good write :) Sachin should wait till he makes 50 in ODI too.

    Go INDIA, Goooooo