To One Day International Cricket
It was a case of mistaken identity. The problem wasn’t with you, ODI. The problem was with English cricket.
Whenever they played you, ODI, they played us. England are the only team, nay side, which will lose one day at a time yet win when five days are strung together. What does that do, if not make you predictable, ODI?
And then the mighty Bangladeshis wreaked havoc on the feeble West Indies – never before had the domination of Asian cricket been so pronounced. See what they did to your good name, ODI?
Let it not be forgotten, you were the first to be World Cup-ed, ODI. If not for you, India would never have loved cricket. If not for you, sky would fall, rain would gather too…if not for you, Bob Dylan would not have written that.
If not for you, India and its boys would never have known the colour of money. It’s blue.
If not for you, India would never have won the Compaq Cup. A trophy even uglier than the IPL.