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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Death of Sree!

Guess you know his full name. The "Sree" of Indian Cricket (P.S - Sree means wealth in Devanagiri. Check Wikipedia for further meanings) will be soon the "Ashri". Still didn't get whom I am talking about. Well, then you haven't seen today's match between India and Sri Lanka. For those who missed it out, here's India's todays bowling performance :

Bowling O M R W Econ

S Sreesanth 3 0 48 0 16.00 (1nb, 2w)
I Sharma 4 0 26 1 6.50 (2nb)
IK Pathan 4 0 30 0 7.50 (1w)
Harbhajan 4 0 15 1 3.75
Tendulkar 2 0 15 0 7.50 (3w)
V Sehwag 2 0 14 0 7.00

(Courtesy - cricinfo.com)

Have you seen the stats above? 48 runs from just three overs. Economy of 16.00. What a fantastic figure!!

I am talking about the "aggressive", "cunning", and "useless" guy of Indian team. (Well, after some rethinking, I feel some more are there in this list!). Wikipedia says he has an "exuberant and emotional behaviour".(Nowadays, everyone has a Wikipedia entry!). I am talking about the only malayali in the Indian Cricket team, the legendary Sreesanth.

To be frank, sometimes, I have enjoyed his bowling. Sometimes, I have hated it. So, on the whole, he is just another fast bowler. (Did you know that he used to be a leg-spinner in his early days! It's there in Wikipedia!)

But, actions speaks better than words. In this case, "stats speaks". So, having an astronomical economy rate will surely lead to his early demise. And don't forget, Chappel is no more there to support and speak for him.

So, Sreesanth alias Gopumon, I request you to pay more attention to your bowling skills rather than doing things like going around the pitch with bat in one hand, hitting the pitch with hands(you will finally end up hurting your hand!) and other nonsense....At least, make Malayalis proud for the good reasons.

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