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My Tardy Wishes to The God of Offside

Posted by seshdotcom on July 10, 2008

There are many players in the International Cricket who can time the ball,Hit through the line,Come down the Track,Play elegantly.But when it comes to Off-side there is no one to Superimpose Saurav Ganguly->The Prince of Calcutta(Boycott style).The Prince of Calcutta made his Test Debut against England at “The Grandiloquent LORD’S” the English Batsman batted first and Scored a Mammoth 344 and in that innings it all Happened that Nasser Hussain became Ganguly’s first Test Victim and then Jack Russel(The wicketkeeper during that time) of England Played a Brilliant and superlative Knock to make England reach that Score of 344..Then Came the Men in Blue in White Uniforms->It was a early setback for the Indians when Rathour went cheaply of Cork’s Bowling and this Brought the Legend to the Crease remember this was his Debut and he was Confident and Strong at the Crease like a Sergeant in the Beat House and he was Comfortable with Mullaly and Cork ->The Wicket Machines Of England during that era..And He Drove the Ball with ease through the Off-Side and Timed the Ball well Straight down the Ground and was never looking tensile ..And then one of the Closest Friend and his Team mate Rahul Dravid Joined him and they Both had an 100 Partnership in which Ganguly’s heroics were exposed and after some years Rahul Dravid told in one of the Interviews “On the off-side, first there is God, then there is Ganguly“..Who can forget his Timely Knock at the Dhaka in the Finals against Pakistan (The Hrishikesh Kanitkar’s Last Ball Boundary) and his Innings Against Sri Lanka at Taunton which made him the First Indian to cross 180+ Score in World Cup Matches/International ODI..And his captaincy though has got some Issues/Controversies like Suspension for 4-5 Matches his field setting->TO Trap the Gr8s of the Game during the India vs Australia Test Series and the Rotation of Bowlers certainly reflected the Period of Indian Cricket Team’s Golden Era where India managed to Draw a Test Series Against Australia in those Mighty Peoples Den(Australia)..And winning a Test Series against Australia in 2001-2002(The Turbanator demolition)..And there are also many Notable achievements in his Captaincy and he is one of the few who can be described to be “More than a Good Batsman”..Affectionately called the DADA-The man of rampage…And due to some of the factors like his fielding etc.,he was dropped from the Indian Side but now you can very well seeĀ  what is the Indian teams condition andĀ  the fact how the Men in Blue looks wispy without DADA in Blue.


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