This guy is awesome. Actually, he is beyond awesome. He is the only other cricketer of the current bunch, after the God of course, I would pay to watch play. He wields the willow like no one, and scores his at will.

He is one off the old block. Days when cricket was not entertainment (no T20 tamasha), even though his game is very entertaining. Days when people loathed getting their clothes dirty. Days when saving a single was not too essential. When people did not want to slide across the field.

Now don’t get me wrong – I am not against fit players, I am huge Jonty fan – but then, he did save more runs every innings than some middle order score. I have always believed that though fitness is essential, it should not be the focus. Boon proved it. Arvinda De Silva proved it. Ranatunga walked singles. Inzy bhai did not care about single. Actually he did not need to. Why run singles when you can easily score boundaries. Even though Sehwag ain’t built the same way, he plays in a similar fashion. He isn’t too enthued about running, or warm-ups, or too much of fitness nonsense. He sees the ball, he knows he needs to score, and does exactly that.

As for me, as long as he keeps playing like he did during his 195 at the MCG or the 83 at Chennai against the Poms, I don’t care. He is, without doubt, the most entertaining batsman in cricket today.

Inspired by this post.

Piece of advice…

… to all you BSchools out there. If you have just denied me a place on your program, in all probablity I am not interested in joining some social network for applicants!¬†Please, it hurts.

Oh, and just so that you know, it cannot be approximately 324 people. It can be approximately 320, or 330. Not 324 – from where did you round off, 323.69 applicants??

World Test XI

Ron Reed and Vic Marks have done it. And so has Uncle JRod.

Here is mine.

  1. Sehwag – The innings against South Africa and Poms at Chennai. Enough said.
  2. Smith – Gambhir is unlucky to miss out, but Smith scored more runs, and at crucial times.
  3. Pietersen – The guy can bat.
  4. Tendulkar – I don’t want to explain this one.
  5. Ab – Loads of runs, and with style.
  6. Chanderpaul – I hate to do this. I mean I really hate his tape under his eyes, but he made runs, and buckets of it.
  7. Dhoni – The best keeper batsman in Tests today.
  8. Mendis – Amazing debut against the best players of spin in the game today.
  9. Ishant Sharma РOne of the three awesome pace bowlers. His spell to Ponting was one of the best spells of fast bowling in almost a decade. 
  10. Dale Steyn – Look at the number of wickets.
  11. Mitchell Johnson – Very impressive young bowler with a lot of heart and good cricketing sense.

Reserve bowler РZaheer Khan Рagain amazing cricketing sense. Reserver batsman РGautam Gambhir.

Any ideas??