"How shit you must be if I got you out twice!"
-Paul Harris to Andrew Symonds, Perth 2008

Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Sreesanth Test

I wasn't too excited to write about this one, specially because Sri Lanka lost and India, if they win the next one, becomes number one in tests. That is till the Saffers take on England of course. But still, number one for a few days is still number one.

Me supporting Sri Lanka also doesn't mean I wanted them to take the series because then they too would have overthrown the Saffers. So I guess as long as they win the next test and the series is a draw, I am fine with India taking this one.

I am also fine with India taking this one because of Sreesanth. Really, I didn't know he was such a good bowler, with all the drama that usually surrounds him. I watched a little bit of the highlights (as my life is getting in the way of watching cricket at the moment), and I have to say the guy bowled well. He seems to have learnt that sometimes, the best way to get on the news is actually play cricket. Even then, a quick look at some of the blogs will tell you that people are patiently waiting for him to open his mouth and say something so incredibly obnoxious that they can go back to making fun of him.

The price of being a bad celebrity.

Anyway, till then he was brilliant and he deserves a round of applause. As does India...and me for resisting the temptation to say something about how Sri Lanka performed. See, I didn't even use a negative term in that sentence. *clap clap*


Jawad said...

As Allan Donald (his coach at the county) mentioned his on field behavior interfers with his performance. His IPL incident against Harbajhan did not win him fans either. Although, his last performance against the Australians in the ODIs was pretty decent and he did get under their skins due to his behavior.

Whether he will stay this way, i'm not sure. I personally don't care.

Anonymous said...

@jawad... you know so many details of Sreesanth, so probably you care !

Rishabh said...

In my opinion every successful cricketer is the one who plays QUIET AGRESSIVE cricket and let's the ball or the bat speak for him. Way to go Sree!

Jawad said...

ahahah love for cricket, my Anonymous friend, love for cricket.

Purna said...

Jawad, I care. Because it's funny to watch him explode.

Rishabh, congrats! He did well.

Aditya said...

if possible do watch the 1st innings of SA in the Johannesburg test of 2006. he was brilliant in that match.I am unable to find it on YouTube but you can have a look at the score card here


he was a great talent and got distracted and carried away by the things off the field and you must have seen this before


dancing after hitting Nel. Priceless!

Purna said...

Haha. I've seen that before Adi. Nel and Sree on stage would make quite a hit show eh?

Aditya said...

It would most probably be a literal 'hit' show !

Purna said...

Thanks Adi, you gave me an idea for a post :).