Monday, January 21

Sourav 'Dada' Ganguly gets dropped!

At first, I thought I was imagining it: "Breaking news: Sourav, Karthik dropped." Ok, I thought, let me look again, maybe it said 'rested'. "Breaking news: Gordon Brown yaddyaddayadda, Sourav, Rahul, Karthik dropped." It was at that moment that I turned to cold rationale.

I agree with the selectors dropping Sourav Ganguly from the squad. We need a good fielding side. That's brilliant, objective, BCCI reasoning at its best. Of course, objective comes in many flavors. Some may say stats. Bah! What stats, the BCCI believes only in performance. The last Test at Perth - what bad performance! Never mind his last 12 months in One dayers! (Data from Statsguru)

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
Sourav Ganguly
32 30 2 1240 98 44.28 1698 73.02 0 12 2 131 22

Yep, looks like statistics have no Pawar anymore, and the quota system is back; as politicians take over cricket, what better can we expect? I just wish for once we would have a fucking cricketer heading the fucking BCCI. And people were selected based on merits and demerits, and these objective and subjective reasons made transparent to the people. We may not agree, but we must at least understand. At this rate, we may have to fly our last reserves of cricketing gold to a richer nation before we recognise common sense and get back to doing what's right.