Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Ganguly's revenge

From India Uncut - Amit Varma's blog

The press box at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, is open air, and just above the sightscreen at the Pavilion End, just above a right-hander's long-on. It's close to the action, the noise is fabulous, and the breeze is superb. There's just one problem: the press box is in the six-hitting zone of the strokeplayers in these sides.

Shahid Afridi and Virender Sehwag could go over long-on, and Sourav Ganguly could hit it over long-off, which would be especially ironic given the criticism he's got from the media about his batting form. "So you think Kaif should be in the team in place of me," one can imagine him saying. "Ok, take this." Thwack. One journalist carried away in a pool of blood. Thwack again. One more gone.

"I don't play for records," he could say later at the press conference. "I play for revenge."


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