Sunday, April 29, 2007

The World Cup That Wasn't

So that’s it. We should just have handed over the cup to them and saved an awful lot of money. The Caribbeans would disagree with me I guess. But honestly I hope WC never goes there again. I mean, did you see the quality of the grounds? It was like the roads of pune. Dust flying all around the place. Not only from the pitch, but also from the outfields!! And not a single Day n Night game!! Sad it was.

Not that I saw each and every match. In fact, I did not see even a single match fully. I remember I used to wake up at 5 in the morning during the ’92 WC. This would be one WC, which would fade away from everyone’s memory very soon (If it already hasn’t). Except for Gilchrist’s knock there was nothing worth watching, no great bowling performances, not a single catch to remember. And more importantly, apun log nahi they L. Ok. I am not going to join in the bashing party. I was saddened by India’s exit. But not to the extent that, I abuse a great player like Sachin who has given his life for playing the game. I am a fan and will remain loyal to him.

Once India was out, I wished that either SA or Kiwis would win the cup. But it was not to be. I guess only India or Pak in their prime form would have been able to challenge the Aussies. Well let us not talk about their form here. But in a way I’m happy that SL did not win it. Their arrogance would have gone up. As far as the Aussies go, well, their arrogance cannot go up anymore.


May be it was India’s exit that brought down the enthusiasm level of people watching the game all over the country, but I still believe that it was a world cup to forget. Exit of two probable cup winners in the first round, a murder and an unbeatable team would be the story of this world cup.

5 comments:

Nikunj Parekh said...

hey dude..

I so much agree with you. there was this article on TOI about the WC being long, boring, non attended and one sided...

according to me its been a blunder by ICC and the CWC OC, i thought they were too much controlled by the sponsors for keepin the WC long, and, they kept prices too high to earn more .. and as a result ppl cdnt attend all matches !!.. even the structure was flawed, as it resluted in the exit of india and pak...

If the game is to be saved and to maintain the interest in teh next generation.. they need to review the way they run the game, otherwise it may turn out to b like hockey... the standard is going low day by day.. as u can see no one cud challenge aussies since the past 3 WC apart frm India las time..

hope for the best !!

cheers

Nikunj

Jiggs said...

i surely do agree with u
india's demise at a early stage bought the enthusiasm down.
iv too written smthin on the same lines

Vinod R Iyer said...

Nikunj: The current admin of BCCI has screwed up things like never b4 !!


Jiggs: sad but true !!

Vidya said...

Thank you dropping by! My brother too had a BIG story to talk about when India lost. Probably you and he would get along just fine !

:D

Vidya

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