Saturday, 19 February 2011
As predicted in my earlier post, given below, Dhoni needed to rev up the fielding department and some fine tuning of the Bowling skills prior to facing England. Alas, it was not done and the result was an excruciating "Tie" despite a very strong score of over 300. Tendulkar crafted his yet another beautiful TON on the International cricket canvas ably supported by the belingerent team mates Schewag and Yuvaraj. The complacent bowling and fielding lapses that followed enabled Strauss and Pieterson to hammer the bowling at will!. When it looked as if they were cruising towards victory at ease, Zaheer's exquisite magic of a spell hit the English juggernaut like a ton of bricks and made them struggle to save the game. Again when India's victory was almost certain, the unimaginative bowling of Munaf Patel failed to clinch the issue. He lacked the tenacity shown by his little colleague Piyush Chawla, who despite being hammered by the batsman kept his cool and clean bowled him with a beauty of a Leg Break!. I hope Dhoni corrects his approach and show the grit and determination of the erstwhile super leader that he was earlier and bring home the World Cup. Good Luck.