∙ Bhajji ko series main itne saare runs khaake hajam nahin hua isiliye fourth day ko stomach upset tha.
∙ Tendulkar Mahashatak Trivia No. 23: The bowlers purposely leaked runs to ensure that Sachin would get a large enough target to score his 100th international hundred.
∙ If we lose this Test then Rahul might just gain Sachin’s iconic status. Some may say: We lose every time Dravid scores a century.
∙ Bad performance Reason No. 24: Duncan Fletcher has spent so much time with the English cricket team that he speaks like them. The Indian players sub-consciously think that the enemy is speaking to them and don’t listen to him.
∙ Bad performance Reason No. 27: The Indian cricketers body clock is still set to IST and that’s why they play well till tea after which its bedtime for most. Either that or the English tea simply doesn’t suit them.
∙ If the Indian cricket team were an animal then it would be one with a great body and a lousy tail.
(Reference: India-England cricket Test match at Trent Bridge from July 29-August 2)
© Sunil Rajguru