Apr 4, 2007

The Separation


Harish Kumar said...

Expect a similar drama in England. There's more to the Flintoff suspension than meets the eye. Fletcher has to go.
Re. Chappell - this 'manipulative' nature has been consistent behaviour shown by him.I don't think we should be surprised with it after 2 years. They should get Simpson,if he's available, as full-time coach. He is the most un Australian coach in the market.(I'm using the term Australian coach in a derogatory manner)Get people like Ratan Tata/NRN - career managers who have retired/on the verge of retirement to man the BCCI. For God's sake rename the body - please don't 'control' the game.

J Ramanand said...

I haven't been following the England story, so a little surprised to hear this. Fletcher going seemed inevitable though, and Woolmer seemed almost certain to be approached. They have a pathological dread of their own coaches too.
It is sad that there is hardly anyone who can command any universal respect and will be left alone to get on with it.

Anonymous said...

Ian Chappell was right...TEndulkar is wrong...there is no question.
Tendulkar is no way the legend he is deemed and the accolade of being the world's best batsmen is embarrassingly a big exaggeration.

He has hardly performed in crunch matches and he does not deserve the hype he gets....

The lashing out he gave yesterday furthers his insecurities and he has tried to maaro senti to the billion fools who think of him as their 'humble' idol.

He endorses gay motorcycles and chocolate drinks, makes a fool of himself and expects sympathy whenever he fails....India will never progress to become a superpower as long as we keep idolising and defending people like these

daemon said...

Probably, its time for Tendulkar to go. He has failed more often than not recently. Based purely on form, he doesn't deserve to be in the team. Form should be the merit for selection. Everything else is crap. And all these so called "senior" players have forgotten that its THEY who play and not the coach. So, blaming everything on the coach's behavior is mere wishful thinking and desperate attempts to save their faces. But I don't expect the BCCI to do anything anyway.

J Ramanand said...

There are a few ways of looking at it:
a. tendulkar is 'made an example of', that we will ruthless
b. if we start there, we have to make wholesale changes, which can't be too helpful - esp. since none of the new generation have stepped up
c. tendulkar still has a lot to offer as a cricketer - not as good as before, obviously - but is in a psychological rut and needs to be given kick up the backside.

My personal opinion is 'c', trying to be as objective as i can.

Shiv: I don't think this is a cynical "senti maaro" strategy :-) The guy has a right to feel slighted (even if others don't agree with it).

Put Dravid or SRT in charge of the team, give them a year, set specific goals, if they don't perform, get them out. You just can't go in for wholesale changes, esp. at the leadership level. Give them a shelf-life.

I'd leave out Sehwag for a while, get back Kaif, get used to thinking of my team as being #8 in the world, and take decisions from that point of view.

Horrible things are being said about all - for instance, someone wrote he got "only" a 50 versus Bermuda - for heaven's sake, he came to bat at #6 or something! This is not to defend the turtle-approach, but have some sense of perspective.

Unknown said...

On Moody & Chappel. Ditto I thought. It was lost there.