Ref: Second India-Australia Test at Brisbane.
Play pathetically: Lose.
Play badly: Lose.
Play well: Lose.
Play really well: Lose.
Play awesomely: Draw.
Once in four years: Win.
The Indian attack is great at getting batsmen out.
It just can’t dismiss the bowlers.
After Kapil Dev, India has produced 25 fast bowlers faster than him, but not even one who remotely matches his fighting spirit.
Lightning strikes once.
Rare if it strikes twice.
If it strikes 10 times, then you’re the Indian bowling attack hit by the tail.
True Test parity…
At home we watch Indian batsmen doing The Great Escape.
Overseas, we watch the opposition batsmen doing The Great Escape.
India should stop importing foreign coaches and start importing foreign bowlers.
That’s the only way to save foreign Tests.
On foreign Test pitches, some tails last more sessions than Indian batsmen last balls.
If the Indian bowling attack took 19 wickets in 3 days on a foreign Test pitch, then you can be sure that the 20th would elude them for the next two days.
We won one foreign Test in 2011.
After that in 2014.
So the next is coming in 2017.
This is MS Dhoni’s 59th match as Test captain and Steven Smith’s first.
Frankly, it looks like the other way round.
On foreign Test pitches, the opposition’s last pair is better than India’s opening pair.
Overseas Test rules…
If India is 300-5, they can be 325 all down.
If the opposition is 300-5, they can go to 600.
In an overseas Test if India scores 450 and the opposition is 200-5, the Indian fan asks…
Can we somehow have a miracle and draw this match?
India’s DRS = Decisions Really Suck.
These versions by Sunil Rajguru