previously at bangalore

Australia

Had a perfectly respectable day of test cricket where none of their players made hundreds and they battled the urge to collapse at all times.  Peter George has skinny arms.

India

Decided that fielding was optional early on.  Never bowled truly bad, but made up for that in the field.  Hung around while Australia made about 5 mistakes.

Who’s in front

Oh, it’s a classic day of test cricket where no one is in front and people who don’t understand cricket get angry.

Play of the day

No one has ever confused Zaheer Khan with Jonty Rhodes.  One is an Asian man with massive shoulders and the other looks like what would be called in the gay community a twinkie.  Today, Zaheer pushed them further apart when he “tried” to field a ball that Ricky Ponting skied.  While most players would have got close enough to it for it to be called a chance, or even taken it, Zaheer had other ideas.  He sort of stumbled in the direction of the ball without purpose, losing his hat even though he didn’t seem to be moving that fast, suddenly put out a hand for no real reason as the ball was a fair distance from him, letting the ball bounce and then turned as slow as any boat in history to jog slowly to the ball that was travelling into the rope at the alarming rate of one inch per ten seconds, amazingly the ball still won.  Yes that was a long sentence, but only because I tried to recall the incident in real time.

Testicular moment of the day

The Bangalore crowd.  Indians keep telling me that they don’t need crowds for test cricket to survive in India, but isn’t it more fun when they turn up?  They booed Ricky, cheered their team on and gave the ground an atmosphere.  If the major cities of India are the grounds where test cricket will get crowds, why bother playing tests at venues that people don’t go to?

Working class moment of the day

There is no secret that Ricky Ponting doesn’t score much in India.  It could be that coming from a small country town he is not used to lots of people and when he gets to India he has a constant case of Enochlophobia.  Or something boring like the pitches not suiting him.  Either way, for the second time in this series he has looked in control of his game enough to cruise to a test hundred, only to do something stupid.  You could argue that it was an average decision by Billy, but if you made an argument like that for every Billy average decision you’d be really tired.

Weird factoid of the day

If you put Che Pujara’s nose and Peter George’s ears on a potato you’d have one fucked up looking Mr Potato Head.

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6 thoughts on “previously at bangalore

  1. we used to be a contender says:

    That was a good post

  2. Dustbinner says:

    These are the best days of cricket, where no one is in front. Bloody frustrating when you’re supporting one of the teams though. I’d much rather be neutral in games like this. My fingernails would appreciate it.

  3. Ajesh Nag says:

    Honestly don’t understand why people boo Ponting wherever he goes, be it Bristol or Bangalore. Its just one of those crowd things, I don’t think was to be taken too seriously because a lot of us did give him a standing ovation in almost surely his last test match in India.

    Or then again, maybe its just because he reminds a lot of people of George Bush.

  4. tongue in cheeky says:

    He looks more like Colonel Hogan than Bush.

    UJ can you bag Peter George, I’d like to see him get a five for.

    Okaythanksbye

  5. Wes ~PFCNFS~ says:

    Yeah I’ve bookmarked the Wiki list of phobias, too. Very handy in certain situations. ;)

    Looks like the wicket is as dead as my enthusiasm for Wayne Parnell. Should’ve gone in with Smith. Should always go in with Smith for that matter.

  6. horatius says:

    Why does the BCCI conduct tests at venues where nobody turns up to watch?

    It could have something to do with the array of assorted twats that is the BCCI spreading the butter around to friends and families.

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