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Monday, September 26, 2005

David vs Goliath

I've never hated Saurav Ganguly as i hate him now. Of course, the behaviour of those immoral unethical bunch of mother lovers surprises none these days. Dalmiya and Saurav da have together screwed Indian cricket beyond recognition. True, Dada was the one who built this team and acheived success in England, S.Africa and Pakistan and at home and moderate success down under. That doesn't give him the license to behave like a monarch. Startling revelations are making the headlines by the hour and we haven't heard the last of it yet. Tomorrow, we shall know. Sunil Gavaskar is not known for his love for Aussies and it is believed that he wasn't happy with Greg chappel's appointment as coach. Interesting to see whose side he takes.

The reasons one finds Chappel's arguments and statements more founded than Ganguly and his cohorts' are
1) The fact that he made a written report complaining about what he perceived as inefficiencies and short-comings of some players in the team, least of all the captain. That takes balls, aussie balls...
2) He doesn't stand to gain in any way by doing this, as far as i can see.
3) He has never indicated in anyway that he doesn't value or recognize Ganguly's contributions in the past. He was not the coach then and he is in no way concerned about the past, and rightly so. He has made his assesments based on the present scenario
4) A typical aussie would call a spade a fucking spade, and if Mr.Ganguly and his supporters don't like it, kiss Aussie ass.
5) How the hell did the EMail leak? Dalmiya, can you please fuckin explain?
6) Ganguly sure buried his face in shit by righteously and indignantly claiming he was asked to step down (which chappel denies in his EMail), right after scoring a 260-odd ball century against an attack only marginally superior to a school side. I bow down to thee, you piece of scum
7) Harbhajan's outburst virtually proves one of chappel's allegations that Ganguly "divides and rules".
8) Ganguly's "affinity and love" for fielding and practice sessions is so well known that it is a legend.
9) Just ask V.V.S Laxman, Hemang Badhani, Sridharan Sriram, Lakshmipathi Balaji, Murali Karthik and quite a few others about their "treatment" under Dada's "captaincy"
10) Rajsingh Dungapur has alleged that John Wright had said that he couldn't continue with "those two" (Dada and Dalmiya) around.
11) His high-handedness is pretty much spoken about and from time to time manifests with decisions like sending Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar down the order inorder to usurp the opening position for himself
12) Last but not the least, his form in batting, bowling and fielding.

What the hell, isn't it obvious??


  • Good one. Ganguly deserves to go. Dalmiya might think so too, but he'll add the word unscathed at the end of that sentence.

    By Blogger Vijay Krishna, at Mon Sep 26, 11:39:00 PM  

  • Dalmiya is the man who's given Ganguly a free hand an a license to kill.

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Sep 27, 01:27:00 PM  

  • An expected compromise.I pray to god that saurav should not hit any centuries in the coming test series.

    By Blogger sen, at Wed Sep 28, 12:35:00 AM  

  • Chappel's comment on saurav might be kettle calling pot black, fine, but the fact is pot is black and we are worried about the colour of pot.

    This apart, AA, you could have avoided obscene language in your post, IMHO.

    By Anonymous Cacaphonix, at Wed Sep 28, 12:52:00 AM  

  • cacophonix,
    What are you trying to say(genuinely i didn't understand).

    Excellent blog&I loved the use of 'Swear'words.:)

    Ganguly was responsible for a lot of good things which happened to Indian cricket.So it's more sad to see HIM being responsible for pulling all that down.

    What he is doing is a very 'Indian'trait,clinging to power at all costs.

    Any cricket lover/watcher will tell that Sourav has his own group of favourites(Yuvraj,Harbhajan,Zaheer)whom he promotes at the expense of more consistent performers.And he himself doen't deserve to be in the team in any role.

    it's a shame the BCCI doesn't have the guts to kick him out.

    As Prem Panicker asks in his column,was Greg telling lies when he spoke about Ganguly faking injuries.If Yes,why has been retained as coach?

    If No,why is action not being taken against Sourav on this count?

    Any answers-sadly No.

    Why were all the players not called to fing out if there is any truth in Greg's allegations.

    They have brokered a very uneasy truce.I wish Greg resigns&calls off this bluff.Better still Sourav goes from bad to worse as a batsman(if he is not there already)&leaves the BCCI no option to sack him.

    BTW,what are they going to do about BL@#%* Harbhajan who put his foot in the mouth.He should be immediately suspended.(I know this is not going to happen)

    By Anonymous Cinefan, at Wed Sep 28, 10:41:00 AM  

  • Sen, Cacaphonix and Cinefan,
    My reply's in my next post....

    And Cac,
    Sorry mate, i believe letting out some steam in the form of swear/cuss words might do a little good to my health rather than suppresing anger, a fact endorsed by my Guru Dr. Kamal Haasan!

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Sep 28, 12:35:00 PM  

  • cinefan,

    i tried to say :), that even if chappel is a wrong, rugged aussie (black kettle) whatever he mentioned about Saurav is very important (if it were true) because saurav is the one who has to perform in the field and not chappel. So instead of finding motive behind chappel's allegations all the BCCI has to do is find if the allegations are wrong and if so mend dada accordingly. my point is in support of AA's point thats all.

    By Anonymous Cacaphonix, at Wed Sep 28, 06:59:00 PM  

  • cacaphonix,
    yen maramandei-kku erudichhu :)

    Anyway Greg is all smiles,so I guess something's happened at the meeting which we don't know of.On the face of it,looks like Ganguly has come out unscathed&Greg has been symbolically branded a liar.

    But if he is still not put in his papers&going about as if nothing has happened,the something HAS happened which he is very pleased about.

    As long as only guys who are willing to work hard,are disciplined,united&more importantly in the form to take on the best in the world, play in the XI then we fans will not have any reason to complain.

    By Anonymous Cinefan, at Thu Sep 29, 12:07:00 PM  

  • Cinefan and Cacaphonix,
    We have to reconcile to the fact that The Board is larger than the game.....

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Fri Sep 30, 01:37:00 PM  

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