If you are watching the 3rd Test match between Indian and England on Star Cricket there is every chance that you would have seen an advertisement which keeps popping up every now and then. It is for some website www.olx.in and has a very interesting tag line “Sab kuch bikta hai” (everything can be sold). Just wondering if i could sell my rights to being an Indian Cricket Fan because the way India is playing there is no heart left in the game. Or Dear, OLX are you getting offers to sell English wickets as well because the way India is bowling I doubt if there are many coming there way otherwise. Considering most of the Indian players are millionaires right now, thanks to the Indian Premier League, currency should not be an issue.
Talking about millionaires one guy who is definitely playing like one is Amit Mishra. One no ball, one long hop and one half volley has been a norm per over. Its disappointing to see him perform like this especially since once he was considered a threat to great Anil Kumble. The man has long been retired but his would be successor it seems is far happier bowling four overs in IPL. Another great performer we have is Shanthakumaran Sreesanth. More than six years of International cricket and he is still searching for good length spot. The Maverick cricketer can not bowl six outswingers on one spot leave alone adding inswingers or in cutters to his repertoire.
Like the previous eleven days of this series this day too will be dominated by England.Andrew Strauss and Alastaire Cook shared a stand of 186 runs for the opening wicket.Cook further piled on the agony by completing 150 runs till the time this article was being written. Such has been the ruthlessness shown by this English team that India is just not been able to get up. Its hard to decide if England is more ruthless or India is more spineless.
The Mahender Singh Dhoni led Indian team came with such a huge reputation that perhaps for the first time in history we were not starting as underdogs against England in England. It was supposed to be a hard fought series but after two Test matches its anybody’s guess what is the result going to be after the four Test matches. A 4-0 whitewash looks imminent but anyone looking for close Test matches don’t have to loose hope. Just ask your cable operator to replace Star Cricket with Ten Sports. They are telecasting Bangladesh’s tour of Zimbabwe who are playing international cricket after almost five years. Before the first Test match began it was clear that Zimbabweans are no match for India as far as financial aspect is concerned. After the match ended it became clear however, that Indians are no match for Zimbabwe as far as motivational aspect is concerned.
So Dear OLX, once again, can i sell my rights to being an indian cricket fan. I doubt i will get a bid but i can try