Monday, September 24, 2007

Pinnacle of Twenty20 glory

Unheralded they arrived. A new captain with just over a couple of years of cricket under his belt. A team that was refreshingly young. None(including me) gave them a chance. The odds were heavily against them. But they feared not. They played their cricket magnificently and in the most daring of fashions. Won the first ever bowl-out in T20 cricket, decimated England, packed South Africa out of the tournament, denied Australia a place in the final and made a place for them in the hearts of millions of Indians by winning the first ever World Twenty20 Cricket Championships. Congratulations Dhoni and Co.

Well played Pakistan too. What a final it was! After a long time, a major cricket final wasn't decided till the last ball.

Twenty20 cricket too was a winner. Unpredictability was conspicuous by its absence in the last few ODI world cups. But not this one. After a long time, a major cricket tournament unfolded in the most exciting, dramatic and unpredictable of ways. This made it one of the most memorable tournaments in recent times. Cricket, probably, never had it better.

9 comments:

Parisarapremi said...

nandoo ondu shubhaashaya nimma ankaNadondige.. :-)

Siri said...

Aiyalso saw this match for a change and was howling by the end of it. Nice fun and I definitely prefer this shorter variety. Kelsa ella bittu poorthi dina one dayer nodobadlu ardha dina nodbahudu

Parisarapremi said...

[siri] aadru test match nodo maja idaralli illa bidi....

Kavitha said...

Yeah.. watching T20 is much much better compared to ODI...

This match was a good one...We were screaming our lungs off in the last few overs....way to go India!

Sandeep said...

It was a good tournament. But I don't think they deserved the kind of welcome and the amount of money they were given.

Harish said...

[parisarapremi]aagli.

[siri]Houdu, eega one-day match noDakkene tumba bore aagutte.

[kavitha]Definitely better. As long as you are not one of those 'purists'. I don't know how many of this species are still around!

[sandeep]ella, market forces at play kaNayya! ashte!

Kavitha said...

Very few would be my guess. But ya the ballyhoo that followed was not required.

So much money?

Arjun Sharma said...

'ballyhoo' -- ee word sikkapatte channagide, yaako.

T20 channagittu. Aadre ishtond duddu bekagirlilla. Eega nodi, shri Australia mele hegadtidare.

Ella market forces kanayya, neen helida haage. Propaganda, ashte.

Harish said...

[Kavitha]'Ballyhoo' anno word sikkaapaTTe chennaagide. Doubt-a illa.

[Arjun]Ellaa ashte. Anything bad in the world can be attributed to market forces, crass consumerism and capitalism and communalism. Ee satya tiLidavanu sukhavaagi baaLtaane.