Monday, January 21, 2008

Brightly Fade the Dons

The four horsemen are finally riding together, and what a ride its turning out to be. After all the bickering, showing off one day and not turning up at all the next, displaying flashes of their ability to mass destruct without any consistent threat, some general smiting of the meek and a lot of wailing and gnashing of the teeth, I think they have finally decided that their last few rides ought to count.

And made it count they have. Dravid has lost confidence but has reversed that with sheer bloody mindedness, Tendulkar's no longer a genetic algorithm but a linear program, Ganguly's batting has aged like Sean Connery's bond and VVS is still incapable of ugliness on a cricket pitch.

I am not sure when the planets will align themselves next to produce an Indian middle order touched by such genius, so lets savour their presence now and analyze later. A test match side without Tendulkar, Dravid, Ganguly and Laxman will be hard to digest, so lets count our blessings now and criticize later.