Wednesday, December 19, 2012

We SRT fans need to move on

*Champions don't necessarily have leadership skills - those skills that tell you it is time; and this champion doesn't seem to have it. Therefore the very same fans who were presented with the greatest artistry are now being forced to witness mediocrity. For the champion, though, it is not evident.*

Sachin Tendulkar is a great batsman, without any shred of doubt. If you ask him to retire, his answer will be what he's been saying already, that he would continue to play as long as he enjoys playing. There is nothing wrong with that. So, why do you need selectors? One can ask every player to continue playing as long as they enjoy playing the game!

Isn't it time for the selectors to put an end to this farce by telling him that his is going to be dropped based on current form and performance and so, would he rather announce his retirement prior to that!

See my earlier post on this - Cricket: Caught & bowled Sachin, but it is the end of the over!

All good things come to an end. We have to move on even as very big fans of the very big batsman.

* post amended to add this paragraph a day later*

Sack Dhoni?

Indians, in general, like to talk like experts in a field that they are not, just because they have the opportunity and the avenue to do so. This post by Sambit Bal is an excellent example of this exasperating and even irritating tendency to shoot off with an analysis and a conclusion based on their limited expertise & shallow knowledge.

Another gem. Bishen Bedi has made a statement recently that Dhoni should be sacked. By his own standards on Tendulkar (only those who have played over 150 Tests should ask him to retire), isn't it fair that only those who have captained India in at least 25 Tests should call for Dhoni's head?

The media, the scribes, the wannabe cricket experts - They are the guys who think they can make and break people, careers, etc., of celebrities and public figures. They think they can play God. I think it is absolutely SAD :( 

Shaun Pollock's (@7polly7) tweet of wisdom is very appropriate to this point -
"Be careful having an opinion in an area where you don't have a responsibility."