Thursday, December 13, 2007

Repeating Mistake….Doubling misery!!

First mistake was to drop him from test-team, and second mistake was to include him again in 20-20 and subsequent ODI series, and now they’ve committed the BIGGEST mistake of all by again including him Australia tour.

They say, it is a risk and everyone is a risk.

Agreed role of an opener is evolving, sometime he needs to play fast, but his primary role remains see the shine off new ball, build a platform from where middle order can further build the inning.

In case of Sehwag, he cannot play role of sheet-anchor, he cannot play defensively, and when he scores run he scores at a good pace, say he scores a quick fifty gets out, and that means still exposing middle order batsmen to new ball.

Agreed his century is different from other batsman’s century but how many time has he done that?

Once or twice??


Cuckoo said...

Fully agree with you except for the first mistake mentioned by you.
For me, Sehwag's career has come to an end, he should not be given so many chances now. He has had enough compared to others. He lacks concentration and patience. Neither he is a classic player. Whenever he has scored runs, I would say luck was with him.

I have also written 2-3 times about Sehwag.

Stone said...

@Cuckoo -- Well, his test record was not that bad, so dropping him for test-series on basis of ODI performance was kind of awkward.

And selecting him for Aussies tour means he'll be in playing XI, and that means closed doors for Yuvi and Karthik.

Also now this seems to be his last chance.....but again with Indian Selectors you never know :-)