Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Sharjah curse continues

Like I mentioned in my previous post, Sharjah has not been a happy hunting ground for the Indians. And even though the city changed from Sharjah to Abu Dhabi, the country (UAE) remained unchanged and along with it Tema India's fortunes on this land. But the venue alone cannot be blamed, for the way the Indians played today, they really lacked the passion, and the attitude and Pakistan were truly the deserving winners.

The lost in itlsef does not take away anything from the Indians, for they have truly be very consistent, but in my opinion every game that they play from here on, leading into the World Cup is a critical one, and the more games they win, the better it is for Team India and for all its players. Graham Gooch said in an article, that India should not peak too soon. And my only response to that is -- when did we ever peak?

The success that we have had so far has all been in the sub-continent, and more important in India. The moment they are out of the home grounds, they falter. We have just been winning good matches, not peaking. Did Australia peak too early, leading into the World Cup of 2003? No, they were just consistent, and so darn consistent. It is that consistency that India need to imbibe in themselves.

One wrong foot here, and a little complacency and the slide will be there again for all of us to see. There was also an argument in Prem Panicker's blog that India were just coming back from a drained out tourand so they were barely physically present there at the venue and hence a bad game. I tend to disagree on that. I mean look at you and me. I work as a software engineer at a reputed IT firm, putting in 12 and often times 15 hours a day to do the job for what I am being paid. Likewise Prem is sitting by the PC and writing about the game, at the oddest of hours, simply because that is his passion, and his job. Well, for the cricket players, it is both -- a passion (I hope) and are getting paid to play the game. So, what else would you need to get motivated and perform to the fullest of your abilities. I sit there day in and day out and work on my IT projects. Where is the difference. I don't think that a couple of close series should really be a reason for non performance.

Hopefully India will have a much better showing in the second game. Maybe I am expecting too much, but I suppose, every game is critical, and you better perform well on the job that you are being so handsomely paid for!

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