Is this the outrage post on ‘no result’ of final test between India vs WI at Dominica?
Why? Because this is the blog not a twitter page.
Also, it’s been more than 24 hours. So, epinephrine is not firing at the same velocity.
I support my team. I am fan. I am blind.
So, let’s really look at what was the team that went to WI.
I thought, ‘theoretically’, there was only one player out of 12 or 13, who was 100% ready to roll in WI. (Ready to roll = expected to pwn WI)
One should understand that this was not a normal XI.
Mukund: (Newbie, trying to make a name) Vijay: (still a newbie, trying even extra hard to make an impact)
Dravid (Out of form)
Raina (was under severe pressure coming off from bad ODI series and bad SA tour),
Kohli: (Newbie was under pressure too)
MSD: (he still never had enough batting opportunities or batting experience on ‘pitch’ like this, also, having to bat below the Mammoths)
Bhaji: (bonus, not a batsman, lost ‘that’ bowling zip)
Ishant: (who was literally main bowler for the first time in his career, was under pressure too)
PK: (Newbie, had to make impact too) Munaf: (was injured in first two tests, had to come and bowl on slightly spinning track)
Mishra: (who was under pressure after getting picked over Ojha) Mithun: (overlooked in SA, had to make massive impact, again, same story)
So, basically only player who was inform, experienced and ready to roll or expected to do well was Laxman. He was the one, who scored decent runs, in last two tests. If not for the rain, would have been India 3-0. Guaranteed.
Did India do better than expected? Actually, they did. They really did well. Why? because WI fought really hard, surprisingly, even without Chris Gayle, which is still kind of sad.
Castro. Kirk. Bishoo. Chander. Bravo. Samuels. Baugh. Barath. Ravi. did massively well. Sammy lead them well. (again)
I tell you on this pitch, if you add Chris Gayle and if WI invites other teams, any other teams, and their FULL side. This side will give you very good fight. (Keamar Roach was missing in Barbados, Ahem, where is Benn?)
Note: ‘same’ Pitch.
Was I entertained? Absolutely, yes.
The most entertaining test team at the moment. Undisputed.
Thank you for reading,
P.S. : read the title again.