May 14, 2010

Team India – The Team FROM India, my country

I stress, I love cricket and I love Team India too.

When a team wins, we praise the team. When a team loses, we blame the players. I’ll not ask how far it is fair though I’d love to do so. Win or loss, when it comes to the team games the complete team is responsible for every game they play; a win or loss shall not matter after all.

If a player fails to perform well in a game, we as an audience only see it, but his team mates know the reason better than us, better than any one else too in some cases. Still, we blame the person and leave clean chit to the rest of the team. There we forget that he is after all a member of the same team, and the same team members could have done something better in inspiring him to do his turn.

I sincerely believe, not any individual is responsible for the poor performance of India. But every single person is responsible now to turn the world cup loss in to gain of good spirit and zeal to win incessantly from now onwards.

Team India’s T20 world cup debacle should be a lesson to the team as well as to the BCCI which has been running it. Lessons are not only meant to learn, they are supposed to be implemented in the form of not doing the same mistakes again and again. They know it better.

@ M.S. Dhoni: Looks like a stressed man at the moment, though he is known as ‘captain cool’. I hope he will not change himself amidst the unproductive disputes. He is the power of team India, no doubt. I disagree that he needs to be sacked, though his tactics didn’t work for him. But one shall not forget that the same tactics has been keeping him as a successful captain. I feel he should not have blamed the IPL parties for the loss in Carrabian Islands. The same IPL would have been praised a lot if team India had outplayed all other countries. As the organizer Mrs. Mehr rightly asked “who has forced the players to party?” Anyways, he knows it better than me.

No comments on the argument which some portion of the fans has been raising that Sachin would have made the difference!!

By the way hearty congratulations to the Indian women for storming in to the semis. My sincere wishes to the South African cricketers as well. I like them too.

I’d love to wish the team India all the best to come out of this crisis soon. I reiterate, I love cricket and I love Team India too.

How ever they play, they are the Team FROM India; the same land, the same mind sets, the same emotions and tensions of which I’m from.



I suppose the cricket season will be starting here soon in the UK.
I watch it from time to time especially if it's an important match.
I enjoyed your post.

Have a super week=end.

HaRy!! said...

the only trouble is they are more interested in money... which they are not to blame and BCCI... well anyways wishing them luck as yu do!

KParthasarathi said...

Like the curate's egg your post is good in part.Good that you have not held MSD responsible.He is one of the best captains we have had and more often than not he raises to the occasion and lifts the team out of embarassment.

I don't agree with you that players should not be held responsible.True team is like a machine with many parts with many players.Failing parts need to be ejected if the machine is not to malfunction.The players should be under scrutiny even when the team wins and poor performers replaced.

The simple fact known to everyone is that our boys in blues could not handle the short balls that rose fast.Chin music is anaethema to them.It was a pathetic sight seeing them fumble. Partying is an excuse to cover this inadequacy
We don't deserve a win when compared to Aussies and a couple of other teams.Let us draw a lesson and make good pitches and bring speedy bowlers and learn

Hemanth Potluri said...

all i have to say to team india is better luck next time :)..


Anya said...

Nice to read more about your country (always interesting)

Here in Dutch they are all waiting
on WK football it starts next month
My father is big big fan :))))

Readers Dais said...

Hi! Pramoda,
no use blaming ,anyway we are out, lets give them confidence :)

Creativity!! said...

:) :)

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Yvonne, thanks yaa. its nice to know that u like waching cric

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Hary, thats nice..:)

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Partha uncle, yeah we need to introspect alot, i mean our playrs and BCCI.. as you said, playing short balls shall be the one on priority..

well said.. thank you.

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Hemanth, thats soo nice, thanks fr joining with me.

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Anya, thats so nice.. wish he enjoyes it alot..:)

Being Pramoda... said...

hi RD, thats good.. thank you fr the support...:)

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi Sahana, thanks dear..:)

iamyuva said...

cricket no longer excites me.. but then ya.. Get over it.. ;)

Being Pramoda... said...

Hi yuva...

well.. thank you..:) nice ..:)