September 30, 2008

Australia in India 2008-09

It's payback time

Judhajit

Never mind what Lalit Modi’s motives might be in letting out the premises of the Rajasthan Cricket Academy to the Australians for a camp in the run-up to the Test series. India has always been this way for visiting teams whose cricketers are made to feel quite so privileged and special. India also have a right to expect the same in return, writes Sharda Ugra in her blog on India Today.

The RCA’s was merely a yogic extension of Indian cricket’s routine backward bend. True sabotage, on the other hand, is what happened during the 2004 Nagpur Test versus the Aussies, which was where that Final Frontier actually fell.

Nagpur cricket authorities produced a wicket that was described as a “birthday present for Glenn McGrath” by the curator and a “22-yard suicide note” by a visiting English journalist.

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