Monday, December 18, 2006

India's Sree; God's Own Fast Bowler!

By John Cheeran
Yes, make no mistake, India's 123-run win over South Africa was shaped and scripted by Sreesanth, and Sreesanth only.
And not for nothing this breakdancer from Kerala has won the Man-of-the-Match award in the first Test in Johannesburg.
Hail India's Sree; hail God's Own Fast Bowler.
Sreesanth's five for 40 annihilated South Africa (84 all out) in the first innings. In the second innings Sreesanth took three for 59 and those first three wickets -- Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis -- gave the levers of the match to Indian skipper Rahul Dravid's hands.
Those who are desperately trying to give Sourav Ganguly's blind batting in the first Test undue importance have always been the fifth columnists in Indian cricket.
Those who cannot see beyond Calcutta should be hanged.
The Rest of India has seen the refulgent batting of VVS Laxman in the second innings and gritty efforts of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VRV Singh in the first innings that bolstered the Indian total.
The win at the Wanderers is not for the ghosts that return from the past; it is for the Generation Next; it is a tribute to the raw courage of youth, exemplified by Sreesanth.

4 comments:

Nariyal Chutney said...

Mallu Pride! . Thought only Manorama had that in plenty :P

timepass said...

Hmm, so Sreesanth can now join Ajit Agarkar, who scripted india's win in Adelaide. A good pair they'll make. And pray, why was Ganguly's batting blind? So Dravid could not score because he could see ..eh? Or do you use a braille keyboard? That'll explain a lot, since you obviously did not see the match.

timpass said...

Yeah, hang those who cannot see beyond calcutta and also those who cannot see beyond mallu land

Anonymous said...

Sree was out of this world during the first test @ wanderers.He is going places,hope to see him in the world cup doing his magic.

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