French Cut

Missing the stumps and the point... but only just

Spare the selectors. Or maybe not

Sahil Rizwan

© Sahil Rizwan

Sahil Rizwan is a comic-strip writer who's always between unemployments. He blogs at The Vigil Idiot

Tell us what you think. Send us your feedback

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Comments: 3 
Posted by ankit.uts on (November 4, 2011, 7:24 GMT)

Bang on the point mate! Bhajji cannot be dropped from a test squad for a rookie like Rahul Sharma. No disrespect but if Rahul has to come in, he must perform in a domestic season consitently first... I am not saying bring bhajji in the playing 11 ahead of Ojha and Ashwin given bhajji's poor form but definitely a better reserve than Rahul Sharma as for now. Srikant & Co. definitely messed it up. And yes totally cant understand why Dhoni isnt rested. The other wicket keepers would get a opportunity and Dhoni would get a well deserved rest.

Posted by Hummi on (November 4, 2011, 4:45 GMT)

What's the funny point Sahil? Always explain it at the end !

Posted by   on (November 3, 2011, 11:10 GMT)

I can see you share the same reservations against Rahul Sharma as i do...

Comments have now been closed for this article

Email this page to a friend Email Feedback Feedback Print Print
More in French Cut

Missing the big one

Doing good for others

Enough with the numbers already

Spare the selectors. Or maybe not

Gotta hold on to the past

You don't mess with the Dhoni. Or do you?

When too much isn't too much

The difficulty of perfect timing

Defending the defenders

The marquee series

The back-up plan

It's easy to be humble

There's always something weirder

No showdown

Injecting excitement

Mission impossible

The relief

The worst job

The lives of others

Single-minded focus

Subtlety is overrated

Weeding out imposters

The Strauss head-scratch

The Dhoni exception

Why cricketers play through pain

The bowler problem

Punter's breaking point

A little reverse psychology

The misfortunes of others

One-sided scheduling

A weighty problem

The Ijaz Butt way of being

IPL and the fan

Expect nothing

Dhoni's luck

You better rate Jacques, or else

Deep statistical analysis

A no-crisis situation

Kohli's problem

The Bhajji special

  • Backing Green at the Gabba
    Fan Following: The match between Ireland and the UAE was the first final-over thriller of the World Cup and it was littered with great moments like the bail fail and the antics of Larry the Leprechaun
  • Don't support your national team
    The Long Handle: It will only cause your blood pressure to rise
  • 'Your captain's Irish'
    Fan Following: It might have been a bit of a no-contest but the fun fans and excellent weather made up for it
  • India's day out at the MCG
    Fan Following: The MCG packed to the rafters, two top teams, India coming out on top. What's not to like?
  • No Gayle storm but Pakistan still blown away
    Fan Following: A one-sided game between West Indies and Pakistan did not take anything away from the great atmosphere at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch
  • ESPN
  • ESPNF1
  • Scrum
  • Soccernet