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

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ten things- this year

Ten unexpected things that happened in Cricket this year:

1. Aussies started liking Graeme Smith.
2. Andrew McDonald got selected for tests.
3. Netherlands won an international game against Stuart Broad.
4. Pakistan played in tests...and won one!
5. Chris Gayle gave us glimpses of his captaincy brain in a Test, of all things.
6. Bangladesh won four whole series.
7. My Herschelle's team won the IPL.
8. Sanath kept on going and did not break down.
9. Zimbabwe came back with a team (the lost part was expected)
10. India crashed out in the second round of a T20 World Cup.

Ten expected things that happened in Cricket this year:

1. Australia lost the Ashes in England.
2. South Africa crashed out of a ICC semi-final.
3. There was a problem with an Indian pitch.
4. Roy got sacked.
5. Daniel Vettori did it all.
6. Sri Lanka remained a yo-yo team.
7. Flintoff picked up an injury.
8. Chris Broad pissed us off.
9. Pakistan accused someone of match-fixing.
10. Tony Greig bored us to death.

Not an exhaustive list, but at least some of that took us by surprise. And the rest just reinstated our faith in the saying that some things never change.


Anonymous said...

Hey you! watch youself, missy - Australia only just lost the Ashes ... was I the only one who didn't expect it?

guess so.


Wes playforcountrynotforself said...

Addition to the second list:

11. Shane Watson walks over water and is still hated
12. I talk too much

Purna said...

Sid, don't worry. The Ashes will be in the expected list next year.

Wes, talking is also good for health. :P

Aditya said...

To be fair India went out in the 2nd Round of the World T20!

and you can add this to the list 1
Bangladesh was the most successful team in ODI's this year!


and in the 2nd list a no 8 is it chris or stuart?

Purna said...

Was it the 2nd round? Sorry, will fix that.

And thank you for that article, hadn't seen it! You are supporting us against Sri Lanka tomorrow right?

It's Chris. Stuart is too unimportant to be mentioned :P.

Aditya said...

Yes of course

i am rooting for an India V/s Bangladesh final ! :)