T-20 Champs. Armchair ciritcs are drooling

25 Sep

Now that India has won the T20 championship the TV channels and their “experts” are slobbering all over the Indian team. Two weeks ago, most experts didn’t give them a chance (neither did I), and Dhoni was a “stand-in” captain. Today, his “calm, collective” presence are being toasted across the country.

I’ll give Dhoni that. He does appear unflappable under any circumstance. Good for Indian Cricket.

The Aussies are here next…I just hope our learned critics will not start predicting doomsday as soon as something goes wrong…

There HAS to be a “What the ****” element here.

India won.. that is great.. celebrate it. But why would someone want to go in front of the players house and dance?


12 Responses to “T-20 Champs. Armchair ciritcs are drooling”

  1. praneshachar September 25, 2007 at 3:38 am #

    I agree no one gave any chance before the commencement.
    Dhoni led the team cool and composed and good for future indian cricket.
    congratulation to team India from all of us
    It was a great team effort and they deserve the win and to become first world champions in this form of cricket
    yes media should keep composed dont put them right on top of world and throw them from there. win or loose play good cricket. that was the performance by both teams

  2. neela September 25, 2007 at 4:56 am #

    More important than winning was that the team played to its potential on all days, kept calm even if a Yuvi/Sehwag were injured/out cheaply , kept the belief till the END that ” all is not over”.
    More importantly it appeared that the team didn’t care about the pressure from arm chair critics…/sniggering ,disdainful know all ex cricketers…
    I wonder how the snoopy channels couldn’t collar a single Sachin / Sourav /Dravid ?? after the win. Or did I miss it ?

  3. Veena Shivanna September 25, 2007 at 5:13 am #

    For what ever happens it will be in front of the players house
    I still remember, during the world cup there was police protection for Dravid and when Dr. Haneef was returning back from Aus, people were mobbing in front of his/parents residence

    and fortunately this time our team won and this is the other extreme…

    But wonder this fades away with another game or so… and why are they paid so much …?

    On the other hand, the Indian Idol program is also so much hyped up.. I agree they are talented but still one such event makes so much difference … probably they should do something similar to bloggers too 🙂

  4. Vijay September 25, 2007 at 6:31 am #

    @Pranesh: Lets hope so…
    @Neela: Sachin was interviewed on one of the channels.. think it was Times… he said the usual cliches like Teamwork, youth etc
    @Veena: The Indian Idol thing works on who gets the most SMSs.. Is that correct?

  5. vinay September 25, 2007 at 9:17 am #

    Vijay , IMHO , the ‘What the ****’ element cant be avoided in a country having 1.2 bln people, people will build houses for u and also break it ,its a viscous cycle of highs and lows

  6. Vijay September 25, 2007 at 9:41 am #

    @Vinay: The same guys who are dancing in front of Dhoni’s house were probably breaking his house after the world cup….

  7. MP September 25, 2007 at 10:06 am #

    It was fun to watch, wasn’t it? Mr. Graham Ford must be kicking himself now. He could have so easily been the hero who brought the cup to us – not to mention the financial windfall he would have reaped!

    Needless to say, everything will go into “over-hype” mode. CMs will allot sites to players. Cash prizes have already been announced. We will see ads featuring Irfan and Yusuf peddling Mycan as Ourcan. All until the next big defeat – when the dancers will turn into arsonists/stone throwers/demolishers etc. Rahul was so right when he said that the “lack of proportion” in reaction on our part must be the most difficult to accept.

  8. Vijay September 25, 2007 at 10:47 am #

    @MP: If Graham Ford was the coach.. maybe they would not have won 😉 I think the cricketers need to thank the ICL for this financial windfall…

  9. December Stud September 25, 2007 at 10:52 pm #

    as to why people want to go in front of players’ houses and dance….the same reason why they want to go and stone 😉

    Indian played amazing cricket!!!

  10. Chitra September 26, 2007 at 11:12 am #

    Loling at your last sentence. People go to Amitabh’s house everyday and wait to get a glimpse of him. I guess this is in the same vein too.

    For once, I am at least a little interested in cricket. I had lost the interest in my early teens, 20 yrs ago!!! And then with all the match fixing etc, never got interested again, except for some amount now.

    Must give Dhoni due credit. Great job. I applaud his choice of bowler for the last over. Misbah was mis-guided!! 🙂

  11. Vijay September 26, 2007 at 11:32 am #

    @DS: They did play well…

    @Chitra: A very thin line separates being a hero to not being one… if Misbah had “guided” his shot well…the story could have been completely different…

  12. Veena Shivanna September 26, 2007 at 1:00 pm #

    It looks like everybody wants to thank Misbah who made india win rather than the bowler Joginder .. 🙂

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