Sachin, here you are a captain again. And today, you showed flexibility too, you didn’t open the innings, or was it on the behest of some coach again. Either way, thought it was a good call. Is this a pointer for the ODIs, can you let go there too?
Now, there was this little big moment in the game, before you came on to bowl the match turning over – you were huddled with the kids, Duminy and Bhajji. And you looked like a kid too, in fact, it appeared, it was on their behest that you bowled. And it rankled didn’t it, how many times did you mention that in the interviews?
It’s funny, but I’m now convinced, that among million Indians, I too share some karmic connection with you. Could almost tell you weren’t too keen to bowl, were you? But everything pointed to a spinner bowling – that’s what threatened to swing the game. And if little boy Duminy can have Delhi like a cat on a hot tin roof, Sachin, you, Mr Big spinner, you will make a hot dog outta them Daredevils.
But it didn’t quite feel right. It wasn’t like one of those games where you snatch the ball from skip. It was one of those dreaded games that you don’t get landing rights. You knew it, and so AB de Villiers. And so did I.
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