The glitzy cricket Oscars took place last night. I don't care much about the top awards, because I am still sulking about the Saffers being excluded. But at least they picked Witchy Mitchy over Strauss. That was sweet. No jokes about Johnson performing black magic on the jury members. If it was not going to be a Saffer, I am glad it's Mitchell Johnson. He plays some good competitive cricket, which I like. Not to mention Biffy's broken hand. I would have made some jokes about the Ashes but it was so long ago. Who remembers it anymore?
What I am celebrating is the inclusion of Shakib in the World Test Team. He was chosen as the 'spin option'. That's right. Not Muttiah, not Mendis, not even Dan ...but Shakib! It is a big 'yay' moment for Bangladesh. So I am yaying. YAY!
Shakib has been the best thing to happen to Bangladesh cricket in a long time. Apart from his cricketing skills, he is genuinely calm and strong mentally and can produce results. I just hope he doesn't let it get to him like Ashraful and can continue being fit! The team has a habit of over-using their best and fucking up their bodies in the process.
The only problem is, Dhoni is the captain of this team and Harbajan is the 12th man. Which essentially means, if this team were to ever play a game, Shakib would be replaced by Harbajan. It doesn't matter to Dhoni if he is the official drink career. If he's around, he'll play. It's Dhoni's mantra. And the reason behind India's "success" in recent times!