Wednesday, December 2

The psychology of underestimation

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According to the Times of India:
(Sangakkara) ...refused to underestimate Gambhir's replacement Murali Vijay, who has played just one Test in his still nascent international career. 
 He further went on to say:

Gambhir's absence means the new guy coming in (M Vijay) will be really hungry to make a mark. To exploit that is our responsibility, we will try and do that.
Let us analyse this overestimation for a second. 'New guy', '(weakness to) exploit' - the paeans must be having Murali dancing in joy. A crisis of overconfidence is in the offing for Mr Vijay. Why, they might even worship the man before the start of the match for good luck.

Oh, and guess why Gambhir beta is missing the third test? Sister's wedding. Work-life balance must be so much tougher when you're in the public eye. Imagine if we lose because of a poor opening partnership. Ah, well.
(Picture courtesy: cricketgallery.oneindia.in)

3 comments:

  1. Hahah take that back doomoo. We arent going to lose because of a bad opening partnership in the first innings at least.

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  2. Yeah. Gambhir beta would have been nervous if he wasn't in record-breakin form!

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  3. Yeah. Gambhir beta would have been nervous if he wasn't in record-breakin form!

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