24 September, 2020

Dhoni For Pillion

My beamers and sledging are splashed about. But I'm real pals with most Indians.

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Dhoni For Pillion
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Sitting at home in Lahore on Sunday afternoon, I could not stop admiring the manner in which Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni made light of a tall order. Of course, it hurt like hell to watch Pakistan being at the receiving end, but I have not known too many Indian teams to chase asking rates above eight runs an over with such ease. These batsmen showed how this resurgent team pursues targets and takes games away from the opposition.

This 1-4 defeat in the series should not take away from the progress the Pakistan team has made under Inzamam-ul-Haq in the past year. It was our first series defeat in a year and I don’t think that should either take away from the development of the side or be seen as a major setback in our preparation for the World Cup in the West Indies next year. We have gained from each series and know we can move forward.

After a none-too-happy showing since the World Cup 2003, India started doing well earlier this season and capped its recent run with a fine effort in Pakistan. Even though its bowling is not as strong as our full-strength...

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