Wednesday, May 30, 2012

IPL 2012 – What did we learn about Indian Cricket?

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That Gautam Gambhir was a good vice-captain choice and had he not burned his bridges with Dhoni, would have become the next captain.
That Virender Sehwag is a version of Big Moose from Archie comics. He needs to limit his brain to thinking batting and not captaincy. Dropping Morkel was perhaps the stupidest move ever in a cricket game of extreme importance.
That Rohit Sharma is a fantastic prospect if he sorts out his mental troubles. His shot selection at times was too risky. He perhaps has the talent to pull those shots off, but he is playing for the galleries instead of the team.
That Ajinkya Rahane with somewhat less amount of talent than Rohit Sharma has outdone his Mumbai team-mate due to his discipline. And that he will score better runs (maybe not more) than Rohit Sharma.
That Manoj Tiwary and Murali Vijay have the class to play at the highest levels if only they had good coaches and a sustained run.
That Rahul Dravid continues to inspire in ways that Sachin Tendulkar has never managed to.
That Sachin Tendulkar has become a caricature of his exalted self. The best batsmen the world has ever seen will also be the one with the worst retirement plan ever.
That Saurav Ganguly has finally realized that his batting and captaincy like his hair-style are passé.
That Virat Kohli still has some time to go before he becomes one of the elites. See number one above. India would do well to transition from Dhoni to Gambhir instead of moving Kohli up the food chain.
That India has fast bowlers galore, but they need Wasim Akram to coach them and not Venkatesh Prasad or TA Sekhar.
That Paul Valthaty, Saurabh Tiwary, Manoj Pandey, Yusuf Pathan and Manvinder Bisla have all already had their 15 minutes of fame.
That India has no spin bowlers with heart worth their name except R. Ashwin.
That Harbhajan Singh’s test career is well and truly over.

1 comment:

Mayank Jhaveri said...

Manoj Pandey...?

You mean Manish Pandey. Well that kid has talent and played some wonderful Ranji innings. Many people have an high opinion of him and he may have a future, provided he sorts out the mental bug much like Rohit Sharma.