Tuesday, October 05, 2010

A Very Very Special Innings

It’s amazing, how, over and over again, when it comes to crunch situations, one name keep cropping up…that of the Very Very Special Laxman.  It's indeed a very high percentage of matches that culminate in winning causes, when Laxman perform.  Its calmness, and a long belief that the way you play is the way you are as a person that let him achieve this glory…Laxman is gutsy, yet calm and composed.


No one is going to forget the 281 he got in Kolkotta, nor his 165 he got in Australia.  Like wise, this 73 Not out will also be remembered for a long time to come. 

All said and done, Kudos to the Indian bowlers as well, as they could keep the target down to 216.  It was not an easy pitch to bat on, and what was needed from a bowler’s point of view was a lot of patience, as he has to bowl on the right spots.  The Pitch would have done the rest.  There was low bounce, often appreciable turn and unexpected bounce too, as experience did matter in such conditions.  One of the most absorbing matches I’ve seen, this was as truly an amazing feet, beating Australia in Mohali that too while chasing, who ever said Test Cricket was dying?   

4 Bouquets And Brickbats:

B Seshadri said...

All said and appreciated but we should not forget the contribution of Ishant Sharma without which this win could not be achieved

Shaan Menon! said...

I am not forgetting the contribution of Ishant. But rather i was highlighting the contribution of the Fabulous Five of which Laxman is one...They played Cricket in the most decent way possible and have always remained Gentlemen.

Shaan Menon! said...

I am not forgetting the contribution of Ishant. But rather i was highlighting the contribution of the Fabulous Five of which Laxman is one...They played Cricket in the most decent way possible and have always remained Gentlemen.

Noyanika said...

Can I ever look at sports and enjoy them the way you do?! I wonder!

 
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